E-Technology reconciles environmental and economic goals

A growing consensus recognizes that the pace and magnitude of current global warming is essentially human induced. The sense of urgency underlines the need to:

  • Drive CO2, and Methane energy-related emissions to zero;
  • Implement sustainable economic development plans to lead to better health* and living standards around the world.

Whereas the NDCs fell far short of the Paris Agreement targets, explorative scenarios bourgeon to help decision makers identify the best paths possible to fight climate change.

This chapter seeks to open a conversation about a promising route to still reach the 7th and related U.N. Sustainability Goals, crucial to attain the overall objective. This, regardless of risks around optimistic key assumptions concerning reduction of average per capita energy consumption, improved energy efficiency, hydrogen proportionality growth in the energy mix, and battery capability to triple density which combined would seriously impact living standards and health.

Our reasoning is based on various sources (IPCC, LUT, etc). For simplification, we are graphically illustrating the E-Technology Scenario in comparison to IEA Scenarios.

Two critical issues are at play:

  • Current technology cannot phase out and replace fossil sourcing at the required pace;
  • Achieving the future energy demand levels from green sources seem out of reach because of this key missing element: scalable sustainable electrical energy storage technology.

The E-Technology scenario could be an alternative.

*Eliminate fossil related micro-particules responsible for 20% of deaths around the world.