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3 Feb 2011
Energy Report – Vision by AMO
GROUNDBREAKING REPORT DESCRIBES A WORLD 100% RELIANT ON RENEWABLE ENERGY BY 2050
3 February, 2011 – The Energy Report: a comprehensive study developed by the WWF, AMO and Ecofys claiming that the world can be 100% reliant on renewable energy by 2050, launches globally today.
The report proposes to address the urgent problems caused by looming climate change and dwindling fossil fuel supply through its assertion that by 2050, the world’s energy needs could be met entirely by renewable sources. It outlines an ambitious energy saving scenario as the first step toward an energy system in which fossil fuels are gradually replaced by wind, solar, geothermal, hydropower and sustainable forms of bio-energy.
The aim of the report is to inspire governments and businesses to understand the challenges associated with this shift and, at the same time, to encourage them to move boldly to bring the renewable economy into reality. By demonstrating the advantages of global cooperation and the deeper integration of global energy infrastructure, The Energy Report shows that the benefits of a transition to renewable energy far outweigh the challenges.
AMO’s contribution to the report, led by Partner Reinier de Graaf and Associate Laura Baird, both conceptualizes and visualizes the geographic, political, and cultural implications of a 100 percent renewable energy world. AMO draws a vision of a world without borders in which all continents have equal access to sustainable energy.
Reinier de Graaf said: “The Energy Report is the first of its kind to claim the technical possibility of a global renewable energy supply by 2050. Through the realization that future energy provision really is a universal issue which must be addressed at a global scale, we have developed a new perspective on the world.”
The project builds on two foundational AMO projects on large scale renewable energy planning: Zeekracht, a plan made in 2008 for a ring of offshore wind farms in the North Sea, and Roadmap 2050, proposing a decarbonized European power sector by 2050, which was launched in April 2010.
The Energy Report will launch globally today. More information on the project, as well as the full Report, is available at www.panda.org/energyreport.
Energy Report images / information from AMO
13 Apr 2010
Energy Report – Low-Carbon Vision by AMO
AMO PRESENTS VISION FOR A DECARBONIZED EUROPEAN POWER GRID TO EU LEADERS
Brussels, 13 April, 2010 – AMO. The research based think tank within the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA), has extended its expertise in planning into the design of the future energy infrastructure of the EU as part of Roadmap 2050: A Practical Guide to a Prosperous, Low-Carbon Europe. The project, proposing an EU-wide decarbonized power grid by 2050, launches in Brussels today to an audience of European leaders.
Roadmap 2050 is commissioned by the European Climate Foundation and is based on extensive technical, economic and policy analyses conducted by five leading consultancies: Imperial College London, KEMA, McKinsey & Company, Oxford Economics and AMO.
The project is based on European leaders’ commitment to an 80-95% reduction in CO2 emissions by 2050. The technical and economic analyses outline why a zero-carbon power sector is required to meet this commitment and illustrate its feasibility by 2050 given current technology. The project then aims to chart a policy roadmap for the next 5-10 years based on the near-term implications of this commitment. Through the complete integration and synchronization of the EU’s energy infrastructure, Europe can take maximum advantage of its geographical diversity. The report’s findings show that by 2050, the simultaneous presence of various renewable energy sources within the EU can create a complementary system of energy provision ensuring energy security for future generations.
AMO Development Analysis : Al Manakh, The Gulf
AMO Exhibition : The Gulf
AMO Russia : Strelka School Moscow
AMO Hermitage Museum Masterplan, Russia
AMO Prada Foundation, Milan, Italy
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The Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) is a leading international partnership practicing contemporary architecture, urbanism and cultural analysis. The counterpart to OMA’s architectural practice is AMO, a design and research studio based in the company’s Rotterdam office. While OMA remains dedicated to the realization of buildings and masterplans, AMO operates in areas beyond the traditional boundaries of architecture, including media, politics, sociology, technology, fashion, curating, publishing, and graphic design. AMO’s clients include the European Union, Prada, Universal Studios, Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport, Heineken, the Hermitage museum, Ikea, Condé Nast and Harvard University. AMO has produced exhibitions at the Venice Biennale and Venice Architecture Biennale, guest-edited issues of the magazines Wired and Domus. AMO is currently also working on two books: Al Manakh 2, a guide to the rapid transformation of the Gulf region,and Project Japan, an oral history of the Metabolist architects.
OMA is led by five partners: Rem Koolhaas, Ellen van Loon, Reinier de Graaf, Shohei Shigematsu and managing partner Victor van der Chijs.
Roadmap 2050 images / information from AMO
Office for Metropolitan Architecture : Background + alphabetical list of all buildings
MahaNakhon, Bangkok, Thailand
Koningin Julianaplein, Den Haag, The Netherlands
Almere Masterplan, The Netherlands
Central Chinese Television Tower, China
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