Energy has long been one of the foundations of human prosperity, unleashing opportunity and triggering economic growth.
Energy has long been one of the foundations of human prosperity, unleashing opportunity and triggering economic growth. But the necessity of reducing carbon emissions is changing every facet of our interaction with the power grid – from the way we generate power to the way we consume it. To continue to be successful amid this important transition, and usher in a more efficient society, our future energy systems must be more sustainable than ever.
This issue has taken on a greater sense of urgency with the release of the United Nation’s 2018 climate report. It warned that unless countries take significant action to reduce carbon emissions, there will be catastrophic consequences across the globe.
These findings have led to a global effort to decarbonize electric power grids — the most significant change being the replacement of coal-fired power plants with a combination of natural gas and renewable energy sources.