Summary of The Future of Electricity

Attracting Investment to Build Tomorrow’s Electricity Sector

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The Future of Electricity summary
Renewable sources of energy are transforming the electricity sector.


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The electricity industry is transforming. Renewable energies and natural gas reserves offer opportunities for countries to decarbonize electricity, bolster energy security and cut imported fossil fuel supplies. But those changes are raising costs and threatening returns on investment, according to this incisive World Economic Forum report. getAbstract recommends this illuminating look at electricity’s future to industry leaders, policy makers and investors.

In this summary, you will learn

  • Why OECD nations are developing renewable energy sources
  • How higher costs and lower investment returns threaten that development
  • How governments, industry leaders, investors and financial firms can collaborate to ensure continued investment in renewable sources of electricity


To reduce electricity’s carbon intensity, several OECD countries have made significant inroads in developing nonhydro renewable sources of electricity, such as geothermal, biomass, wind and solar. While these efforts so far have helped lower overall carbon intensity and decrease imported fossil fuels...
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