Scarce Resources of Fossil Fuels

Summary

Driver description
Interactions with the Environment Domain
Interactions within the Social Domain
Interactions with the Economy Domain
Interactions with the Technology Domain
Impacts on Mobility and Transport

Driver description

Interactions within the Environment Domain

Climate change

GHG mitigation

Figure 1‑71 Life-cycle GHG balance of different conventional and advanced biofuels and current state technology

 

Source: Technology Roadmap Biofuels for Transport (Ref: CO_5032)

[1] ETP (Energy Technology Perspectives) 2012 2°C Scenario

Emission trading schemes

Pollution levels and emissions standards

Energy availability, production and consumption

Figure 1‑72 Electricity Production by Fossil Fuels in Public Electricity and CHP[1] Plants, 2005

[1] Combined heat and power

 

Source: Worldwide Trends in Energy Use and Efficiency (Ref: CO_0183)

Interactions with the Social Domain

Urbanisation

Tourist flows

Interactions with the Economy Domain

GDP trends

Employment

Regional differences in economics

Availability of public and private resources and investments in the transport sector

Figure 1‑73 Total cost for all transport fuels production (high-cost scenario)

 

 

Source: Technology Roadmap Biofuels for Transport (Ref: CO_5032)

Intensified competition for scarce resources use

Fiscal policy

Interactions with the Technology Domain

Traction technologies

Renewable energy production

Energy efficiency

Impacts on Mobility and Transport

Breaking the dependence on fossil fuels will be the major challenge in the future

..but growing demand for fuel, especially for diesel is still expected

Biofuels will have an exponential growth