- David Victor
The energy transition is putting companies under intense pressure to reduce carbon emissions, so many players are looking for innovative ways to cut back on their businesses’ emissions. Natural solutions, including innovative shifts in reforestation, agricultural practice, and mangrove conservation, are helping to mitigate carbon footprints from energy production and consumption, while promoting a healthy, biodiverse ecosystem. What is the carbon-mitigation potential and cost? How do nature-based solutions connect to new climate policy targets to achieve net zero emissions? How can energy companies develop nature-based, non-energy assets?
In the last decade the pace of digital innovation has significantly accelerated. At the same time, more and more distributed and intermittent power sources are being added to the grid. Furthermore, in the last 12 months, the pattern of consumption have changed as more people are working from home. The electricity grid has been mostly resilient but has remained largely unchanged. In the future, the functionality of the energy delivery systems such as the power grid will have to keep pace with the advances in machine laboring, data analytics, and automation. How will this new era of energy digitalization evolve? What changes are necessary to make the grid resilient for distributed and intermittent power sources and what new policies and regulations are needed to ensure resiliency of power markets?