Published on: 2022
Technology has shaped the destiny of humankind, and certainly, the energy sector is no exception to this reality. In this context, climate change mitigation is subject to disruptive innovation, adequate financing and the efficient and large-scale implementation of sustainable energy technologies. However, no matter how successful these may be, their implementation is insufficient if a flexible structuring of international markets and dynamic and standardized regulatory regimes do not back them.
Under these challenging premises, some of the best specialists in Ibero-America were asked: what is needed in the area of technologies, markets, and regulation to achieve the global goal of neutrality of carbon and other greenhouse gases by 2050?
The dialogue proposed by the book goes through the current status and future projections on generation, storage and transmission technologies in fields as diverse as hydrogen, ammonium and ocean energies. This, without neglecting more consolidated segments of the energy mix, such as photovoltaic and wind sources, as well as transition areas highly demanded today, such as liquefied natural gas, CO2 capture and storage, the role of the consumer / electric generation in distributed systems, the water needs of the sector, as well as digital inclusion and optimization are also tasks, in which our authors delve into. The complex path towards 2050 and the solid geopolitical changes of today make this work a necessary reference for the reflection of public policymakers and civil society in general.