Not all of my team agree with me, and you might not, but I've long been an advocate of this idea. Electrons are just so easy to produce renewably, and to store and transport. We all know heat is an issue, but this report shows what is doable. Long duration storage has also been a sticking point, but as you will have seen with my last two podcasts with Highview Power and Malta Inc, and others in this space, this is no longer an impossible situation. Electrify everything. What do you think?
When the scientists say electrify everything, they mean that quite literally — all transportation, all building heating, all manufacturing, and all desalinization. A fantastical, theoretical goal? Not at all, the study says. “A global transition to 100% renewable energy across all sectors — power, heat, transport, and desalination before 2050 — is feasible.” In fact, the authors say it could be done quicker than that, according to RenewEconomy. “Existing renewable energy potential and technologies, including storage, is capable of generating a secure energy supply at every hour throughout the year. The sustainable energy system is more efficient and cost-effective than the existing system, which is based primarily on fossil fuels and nuclear. A global renewable transition is the only sustainable option for the energy sector, and is compatible with the internationally adopted Paris Agreement.”