How to decarbonize the grid and electrify everything
“The good news is it’s now clearly cheaper to save the planet than to ruin it,” says engineer and investor John Doerr. “The bad news is: we are fast running out of time.” In this conversation with climate policy expert Hal Harvey, the two sustainability leaders discuss why humanity has to act globally, at speed and at scale, to meet the staggering challenge of decarbonizing the global economy (which has only ever increased emissions throughout history) — and share helpful examples of promising energy solutions from around the world.
This talk was presented at an official TED conference.
Opinion: It’s time to listen to the science, face the music and accept that all fossil fuels’ days are numbered
Tzeporah Berman, Chair of the Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty Initiative, explains why “world leaders need to stop dancing around the harsh reality that fossil fuels are the main driver of the climate crisis and publicly endorse the need for a Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty.”
On energy day of COP26, we can announce that Race to Zero energy members have committed, in aggregate, to reach 750GW of installed renewable energy capacity by 2030. This is enough to provide power to 896 million people today.
If we are serious about achieving the dual goals of enhancing access to modern energy services and combating climate change in the long term, all stakeholders need to take decisive action. For lasting change, young people can be an important part of the solution, argues Sarah Hambly, Partnership and Communications Manager, Energy Saving Trust, co-Secretariat, Efficiency for Access.