– Energy Transition: Germany’s Path Towards 2030 and Beyond
Energy transition is a complex and exciting challenge. Germany has come a long way and is continuing the transition towards clean energy with the ambitious target of becoming climate neutral by 2050. This requires an integrated energy system in which electricity, heating and mobility are efficiently coupled across sector borders. The integrated approach rests on three pillars: (1) directing renewable energy expansion and integration, (2) re-adjusting the energy efficiency strategy in light of a systemic approach and (3) establishing powerfuels on a global market for a wide range of technologies. Innovation and digitalisation are crucial for advancing the energy transition around the globe. They can help decarbonising and linking sectors, as well as generate new sustainable business opportunities and growth perspectives. The energy transition in Germany cannot be achieved in isolation. Only if fossil fuel emissions on a global level decline can the consequences of climate change be mitigated. Therefore, good governance, a reliable regulatory framework, as well as cooperation at the international and EU-level is of major importance for the success of energy transition, not just in Germany.
From RNG to Renewable Hydrogen: Powering the Transition to the Fuel of the Future
As global decarbonization picks up steam between now and 2030, we’ll see a growing shift to cleaner energy, such as from natural gas to renewable natural gas. But the real fuel source of the future – and the one that will get us to Net-Zero 2050 – will be renewable hydrogen. Here’s our vision for this transition.
– What's Your Plan for Net Zero? Direct Air Capture, Permanent Carbon Removal and the Path to 2030, 2050, and Beyond
Net zero by 2050. Dramatic emissions reductions by 2030. Scientists tell us these measures are necessary to avoid the worst impacts of climate change. But how do we get there? These goals require the energy mix of 2030 to be significantly different from that of today. They also require permanent carbon dioxide removal to address the most difficult to decarbonize sectors of our economy. Carbon Engineering (CE) is a leading provider of Direct Air Capture technology that captures carbon dioxide (CO2) directly from the atmosphere. CE is focused on the global deployment of megaton-scale Direct Air Capture technology, so it can have the greatest impact on the huge climate challenge. Anna will discuss how this proven technology is a feasible, available and affordable solution for removing carbon dioxide from the air at large scale and for producing ultra-low carbon synthetic fuels, and why it should be a key ingredient in net zero plans.