Chemical engineers being one of essential part of energy industry must know this truth. In 2050, 80% of energy will be renewable! The renewable source may consist of many present day proven technologies, options being developing, and other developments within next 39 years.
The biggest barriers of renewable energy sources should be hurdled if we needed to fulfill future energy demand. Price, efficiency, portability, accessibility, reliability, stability and many of technical challenges are in front of every engineer in the industry.
Anyway this kind of forecasting will boost the interest of many young researchers as well as present giant in the renewable energy industry