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Applying information from energy data sources

Now you have seen what (type of) data is available, it is time to look into the application of this kind of data. This article aims to show you some examples of country-specific forecasts and in this way prepare you for the final assignment in Week 7, where you will be asked to write about the energy future of your country.

Some examples of national scenarios are provided here. National scenarios can partly be in line with global scenarios, but can partly differentiate as well. There are differences in the current characteristics, but also in the potentials and conditions for an energy transition. Choose and read (at least) one of these two cases to get an idea what a translation to national level means for those countries:

Energy and emissions forecast of China

Electricity decarbonisation pathways for 2050 in Portugal The full-version of this article is ready to download at the end of this step, see ‘Downloads’.

The following discussion step will invite you to use these sources to apply them to your country. In this way, you will get an insight in potential energy futures for your country.

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Solving the Energy Puzzle: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Energy Transition

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