- Sep 18, 2019 11:15 am GMT
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Clean energy goals and commitments are one thing, but actionable plans are quite another. Great on Duke for putting out this plan for net zero goals by 2050, even if they acknowledge they're relying on tech not yet developed:
"Achieving the net-zero carbon emission by 2050 is going to require some new type of technology," said Diane Denton, Duke's vice president for state energy policy in North Carolina and a key author of the strategy update.
That could range from carbon capture tech, which would sequester emissions from natural gas plants, to small modular nuclear reactors. It could also include long-duration energy storage, which would store power supplied by renewables, making them a more reliable source of baseload electricity.
"The way we're looking at this is, the next 30 years will undoubtedly bring new technology to commercial scale in ways we cannot even imagine today," said Denton. "We're not picking the winners and losers today."