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- Darryl Willis
“Do we have the technologies to get to net-zero?” This has been the topic of debate recently. Some have claimed that as much as half of the future emission reductions will come from technologies that have not yet been invented. Innovation is a continuous process and new emission reduction technologies are continuously being developed, tested, and deployed. While emissions have gone down in the power sector in the EU and the US, emissions from transportation and industrial sectors continue to increase. In this conversation, the panel will discuss technological pathways to get to net zero in the next 30+ years. Do we have the technologies to get to net zero and is it primarily about deployment at scale or do we also need new inventions? What will come after solar PV and wind as the next game changing technologies? Why is the enthusiasm for hydrogen justified? Which digital technologies have the biggest potential to contribute to meeting sustainability and net-zero goals? How can the oil & gas industry become the leader in emission reductions? Does the world need to move from molecules to electrons for everything—heat, light and mobility? How is data and data analytics being used to improve efficiency and reduce emissions? Is it possible to accelerate the speed of energy innovation?
The race is on for innovative, fresh approaches to solve the world’s greatest energy and climate challenges. The emerging generation of future energy leaders, technologists, and entrepreneurs have unprecedented opportunity for impact and to create real change. The energy world is hungry and open to disruptive ideas. There never has been a more exciting—or urgent—time to be part of the energy industry. Join this special interactive “Next Gen” dynamic session, featuring rapid-fire insights by leading minds on energy innovation, along with CERAWeek Future Energy Leaders. How can we achieve net zero ambitions by 2050? How can we tackle climate change while meeting the planet’s need for more energy? What are the promising and scalable technologies? What are the challenges and most exciting opportunities?