FP Virtual Dialogue: Toward Zero-Emission Power

March 23, 2022

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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Speakers
Dr. Sama Bilbao y León
Director General, World Nuclear Association
Dr. Sama Bilbao y León became the Director General of World Nuclear Association in October 2020. Previously, and since June 2018, she was Head of the Division of Nuclear Techno...
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Robert Bryce
Author, journalist, film producer, and host of the Power Hungry Podcast
Robert Bryce is an author, journalist, film producer, and podcaster. He is the acclaimed author of six books on energy and innovation, including most recently, A Question of Pow...
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His Excellency Mohamed Al Hammadi
Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, ENEC
Since 2008, Mohamed Al Hammadi has led the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) in successfully delivering the UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy Program, focusing on the impleme...
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Ted Nordhaus
Founder and Executive Director, The Breakthrough Institute
Ted Nordhaus is a leading global thinker on energy, environment, climate, human development, and politics. He is the founder and executive director of the Breakthrough Institute...
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Ted Norhaus
Dr. David Victor
Professor; Center for Global Transformation Endowed Chair in Innovation and Public Policy
Dr. David Victor is a professor of innovation and public policy at the School of Global Policy and Strategy at UC San Diego. He is the Center for Global Transformation Endowed C...
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Neil Wilmshurst
Senior Vice President of Energy System Resources; Acting Vice President of Nuclear and Chief Nuclear Officer, EPRI
Neil Wilmshurst is Senior Vice President of Energy SystemResources for the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI).He has overall management and te...
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Reena Ninan
FOUNDER, GOOD TROUBLE PRODUCTIONS, Event Moderator
Reena is a television journalist who has worked as a White House correspondent, foreign reporter, and news anchor for ABC, CBS, and Fox News. She has reported around the world ...
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For more information, contact Susan Sadigova, Vice President of Strategic Development.