FP Virtual Dialogue: Toward Zero-Emission Power
Where does firm energy fit in the global zero-carbon goal?
As countries worldwide grapple with how best to tackle the clean energy transition, one problem has proven particularly challenging: how to ensure reliable, scalable clean energy to power critical infrastructure.
Despite the worldwide promise to invest in renewable energy technologies like wind and solar—which together accounted for 91 percent of all new net renewable capacity globally in 2020—recent studies have shown that countries must also pursue firm, zero-emissions energy sources in order to achieve ambitious climate targets. These will be needed to augment emissions strategies, account for variability in other sources of generation, and provide reliable sources of electricity to power our critical infrastructure networks.
As detailed in FP Analytics’ Special Report “Firm Zero-Emission Power,” burgeoning firm clean energy technologies, like advanced nuclear, carbon capture utilization and storage [CCUS], and unconventional hydrothermal, hold promise for achieving both carbon neutrality and a reliable, resilient electrical grid. Foreign Policy, in partnership with Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation, convened private- and public-sector issue experts for a discussion on viable pathways to achieve a truly zero-carbon electricity mix. What policies, regulations, and incentives can be pursued to catalyze zero-carbon technology development and deployment? How can the public and private sectors work collaboratively to strengthen energy security through a portfolio of zero-carbon sources?
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For more information, contact Susan Sadigova, Vice President of Strategic Development.