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- Mark Jelinek
Achieving our goals to lower carbon emissions will require advancements in technologies across the energy ecosystem. Increased access and usage of digital assets is essential to assist this goal. What are the existing digital tools readily available? How are companies applying these digital assets in their carbon management forecasts? Digital has successfully enabled adoption and deployment of technologies in many industries—where do we see digital’s greatest roles as an enabler in a low-carbon future and to which technology groups would we expect the biggest impact? Which low-carbon technologies do we anticipate having the largest impact on the path toward a net-zero future? Are there particular signposts we should look-out for? What are the key challenges in wide-spread adoption of emerging technologies and how can we accelerate deployment?
Scaling up CCUS to play a material role in the fight against climate means it needs to go global. Its footprint will then touch multiple geographies, with different government policy regimes, industrial settings, and operating and financing partners. What does it take to leverage the experiences to date in implementing CCUS to expand into new countries and what is the number one challenge? What is the relative importance of CO2 sources, CO2 storage, policy support, demand for decarbonization, cost effective technology, carbon price, and commercial models to enable the globalization of CCUS deployment? Commercially, what will it take to drive CCUS deployment—financing, especially in developing countries, policy support, carbon prices, and mechanisms?