Estonia, a small Nordic nation with 1.3 million inhabitants, has committed to achieve a net zero carbon economy by 2050. This is a difficult target to achieve, as the country is still heavily reliant on domestic fossil fuels such as oil shale. Tetra Tech’s Dr. Anna Ebers Broughel served as an external adviser to the Centre of Foresight at the Parliament of Estonia, producing a meta-analysis of global energy scenarios. She reviewed more than 60 international scenarios published by think-tanks, international organizations, and energy companies, identifying common trends and highlighting uncertainties. Her research highlights the importance of considering extreme events, both negative (e.g., global pandemic) and positive (e.g., artificial intelligence) for energy transition.

Author
Anna Ebers Broughel
Date
September 1, 2020
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