The Heinrich Boell Foundation initiated an ambitious study on the possibility of a transition of Belarus to the energy system with a high share of renewable energy by 2050. Study was developed in collaboration with civil society organizations, scientists and independent experts in Belarus. Modelling work was carried out by the German Aerospace Center (DLR), Department of Systems Analysis and Technology Assessment at the Institute of Engineering Thermodynamics, while input data and results were reviewed by local experts.
Inspired by the Greenpeace’s Energy [R]evolution series developed for a range of countries, the study “Energy [R]evolution: a Sustainable Belarus Energy Outlook” was carried out in 2016-2018. This study presents results of modeling of the reference and alternative scenarios for the development of energy sector of Belarus and demonstrates how the transition towards a widely decarbonized energy system until 2050 can be achieved.
Authors of the report:
Dr. Sonja Simon, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Institute of Engineering Thermodynamics, Systems Analysis and Technology Assessment (scenarios modelling, chapters 5, 6)
Ivan Filiutsich, Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Energy of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus (data collection and verification)
Nastassia Bekish, partnership of environmental organizations “Green Network” (chapters 1.1, 4.1, 4,2)
Pavel Harbunou, NGO “Minsk Cycling Community” (chapters 1.2, 4.3, 6.7)
Edited by: Yuliia Oharenko, coordinator of the project “Energy [R]evolution: a Sustainable Belarus Energy Outlook”.