Energy Policy Scenarios to 2050
5. Regional Achievement of the 3 A's
"Treat the earth well: it was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children." Native American proverb
This section summarises regional perspectives on achieving WEC's goals of Accessibility, Availability, and Acceptability. All regions are shown, in the figures in this section, as if they were at the same starting point today (2005). Their progress toward full achievement of the 3 A's is measured in units of change (positive or negative) relative to their starting point. All regions were asked to measure their expected progress from today under different scenarios on a scale of 0-10, where 10 is full achievement. For example, if they believe their progress is at 5 against any goal today, full achievement would be a relative change of +5. This allows for relatively consistent comparison on progress against goals between regions.