University of Lausanne: In 2050, we could be living with less energy

A joint study by UNIL, the University of Leeds, and Yale University shows that in 30 years’ time it will be possible to meet everyone’s needs while protecting the planet.

World energy consumption in 2050 could be brought back to the level seen in the 1960s while supporting a decent standard of living for a population three times the size. This is the conclusion of a new study by a team at the University of Leeds, working to UNIL professor Julia Steinberger. The research, a joint project by UNIL, the University of Leeds in the UK and Yale University in the United States, is published in the journal Global Environmental Change.

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