The momentum behind decarbonization is unstoppable as the private sector sees the benefit of a lower cost, less polluting, and more reliable energy system. The energy transition may be delayed by political reactionaries, but it will not be stopped.
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|April 12, 2023
Scientists are exploring a variety of ways to provide raw materials for the energy transition with less harm to people and the planet.
Transitioning to electric vehicles and renewable energy will require us to use limited, difficult-to-attain natural resources. Extracting those minerals has environmental consequences, and we don’t even know if the planetary supply can meet such a vast demand.
|March 24, 2023
The transition to environmental sustainability will change the material basis of the world economy. This shift has begun, and its pace will be influenced by technology, capital, and public policy.
Achieving the energy transition will take money, minerals, land, water, and skilled labor. Will we have enough of each?
It’s relatively easy to hang banners and call for rapid change. It’s far more difficult to do the work required to build the new energy system we need.
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It makes economic, political, national security, and environmental sense to promote renewable energy and allow energy price competition to drive fossil fuels out of the marketplace.
Decarbonization is largely unpredictable, but there are some elements we can predict.