The energy transition must make society better and not leave people behind
- Mar 5, 2021 3:00 am GMTMar 9, 2021 2:00 am GMT
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In December we wrote about the world’s drive to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050. A laudable goal, the World Energy Outlook (WEO) 2020 illustrates a possible path to getting there. This would be achieved through electrification (using clean electricity sources), efficiency gains and behaviour changes. The first two of these require technology solutions. The third, behavioural change, requires human commitment to change, often meaning a form of personal sacrifice. Turn down the thermostat in winter and up in summer, walk or bike instead of drive, eat less meat, and so on.