This session aims at an overview on all renewable energy sources (e.g., solar energy, geothermal sources, bio fuels) and also welcomes economic aspects. The session further invites contributions from the climate community which highlight potential effects of global warming on these energy options, or, vice versa, side-effects of excessive use of renewable sources back onto the earth system. Renewable resources beyond the energy issue are also welcome.
This session shall contribute to a focus within the ERE division that links the energy issue to geophysical resources and that also attempts to investigate its causal relations to global change. Options to harmonise energy demand and climate stabilisation shall be assessed in the light of risk and uncertainty.