Energy Transition/Climate & Sustainability
Will technologies come to the rescue to meet goals of the Paris Climate Accord? The importance and need of technologies—existing as well as those on the horizon—is highlighted in every energy transition conversation. Wind, solar PV and batteries have made significant improvements in performance and cost over the last two decades. However, hydrocarbons still account for 80% of primary energy supply—just as was the case 30 years back. This panel will discuss: What is necessary to accelerate the pace of deployment and development of clean energy technologies? Which technologies have the potential to scale to a gigaton in this decade? Considering the scale of change necessary in the global energy system, what should policy makers and investors do to accelerate the pace of transformation?