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From FORESIGHT Climate & Energy, Watt Matters is a podcast all about the energy transition and the shift to a decarbonised economy

Environmental think-tank Ember found that 70-80% of the power system in Europe—including the EU27, Norway, Switzerland, the UK, and the Western Balkan countries—could be supplied by wind and solar generation, while relegating fossil fuels to under 5% of its total consumption.

Ditching fossil fuels could save Europe as much as €1 trillion by 2035. This would bring numerous benefits for public health and the citizens’ pockets, as well as put the continent on track to achieve its environmental objectives.

In this episode, we discuss with Ember’s senior energy and climate data analyst Chris Rosslowe how to make the transition to a clean power sector in Europe happen. Chris specialises in clean energy systems and in his role at Ember uses future energy scenarios to provide insights and key data to track and guide the transition from fossil to clean. He previously held roles in the UK Civil Service analysing energy and environmental policy and holds a PhD in astrophysics.

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Matt Chester on Aug 2, 2022

We don't do enough retrospection on where forecasts went right and wrong, and it's so invaluable to the industry!

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