In climate circles, ‘energy transition’ is the phrase on everyone’s lips. The global effort to shift energy generation away from polluting fossil fuels to clean, green renewables is as massive a challenge as anything the world has faced.
It isn’t just an abstract future, it’s a transition that has been well under way for decades. Speaking at Chatham House earlier this week, COP26 President Alok Sharma pointed out a sevenfold increase in solar and wind had already occurred over the past decade.
However, the idea that a zero fossil fuels world awaits us in the foreseeable future is a damaging falsehood.
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