AFRY Insights Energy Edition
Welcome to AFRY Insights Energy edition
Introducing AFRY Insights winter edition! This time we are focusing on recent developments in the clean energy transition.
AFRY Insights - Clean Energy
Sustainability and renewable energy
Mitigating climate change is one of the most important goals of our generation, which is why sustainability and deep dives into renewable energy are two threads running through these pages. We are very pleased that we can bring both topics closer to you with top-class interview partners and fresh insights into the clean energy transition from our team of experts.
In light of the Covid-19 pandemic and its political, social and economic effects, continuous dialogue with our clients is, now more than ever, one of our main objectives.
The potential of hydrogen to decarbonise industry, transport and heat is receiving unprecedented attention. Where electrification is neither economic nor technically feasible, low-carbon and renewable hydrogen can replace both fossil fuels and existing hydrogen supplies. But low-carbon and renewable hydrogen are likely to be more expensive than existing supplies and natural gas, so how can industry decarbonise and maintain competitiveness?
Following the 2016 Paris agreement the EU targets an 80 to 95% reduction in economy-wide greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 (compared to 1990). Owing to a number of studies, the knowledge about CO2-emitting sectors (=decarbonisation ‘consumers’), has strongly increased and about the options available for lowering those emissions. It has been acknowledged that some sectors (e.g. aviation, cement, steel) will find it harder to decarbonise than others (e.g. passenger transport, most of the power sector)...
The world is shifting away from traditional methods of generating electricity. The old paradigm of big centralised power stations burning fossil fuels to meet an unrelenting rise in demand is outdated, and with advancements in low-carbon technology – expensive. As climate change has crept up the agenda, a concerted effort has been taken by people and governments to move towards a greener future. As a result, we are becoming increasingly reliant on intermittent sources of power generation such as wind and solar energy. Combine this with trends for minimising the waste of energy through efficiency measures, the direction the industry is to take is clear...