The planet is warming at record pace, likely to breach the 1.5°C climate target by the early 2030s. Wärtsilä Energy believes, however, that by accelerating the green energy transition, things can still be turned around.
While batteries support a faster transition, their environmental impact still needs to be considered. They are material-intensive and can cause hazardous waste, greenhouse gas emissions and toxic gases during disposal and recycling.
Even so, they remain an integral part of scaling up renewables.
In this article, Wärtsilä discusses the importance of integrating a mix of technologies, among other topics:
- The Economic Case for a Faster Transition
- Debunking the Expensive Renewables Myth
- A Symbiotic Power Generation Approach
- The Time to Adapt is Now
“We are already at around 1.1°C, and our emissions have yet to peak. We must turn around our global economies and race to net zero emissions over the coming decade. Fortunately, the technological progress in renewables and batteries suggests that such a fast transition is achievable with the right policies,” said Matthew Ives, Complex Systems Economic Modeller at the University of Oxford’s Institute for New Economic Thinking.
Find out more at Wärtsilä Energy’s website.