BAU demonstrates higher inequalities, missed opportunities and increased poverty – in the name of continuing on a carbon intensive pathway SIDA reflects an increasingly inclusive society, opens up alternate economic development options and reduces poverty – over time.

Value added from energy rises and then flattens under BAU and decreases under SIDA where the emphasis is on carbon intensive energy is substituted with alternate, cleaner, renewable and more efficient energy products. A SIDA path would see > IPPs resulting in more efficient transmission and distribution of energy and a transition from the current monopolistic energy model.