Key questions about green power
Tackling the defining issue of our time and limiting global warming to 1.5°C requires us to halve global carbon emissions by 2030. To achieve our goal, we must rapidly phase out coal and other fossil fuels, and build out green power capacity, transitioning to a green energy system supported by increased energy efficiency and electrification.
We already have the green energy technologies available to make the transition to a low-carbon, reliable and safe energy system. However, some technology components still need to reach full commercial maturity.
Applying the power of scale to these technologies, we can make the required step change in the global energy supply while creating a greener, healthier, and more prosperous world. In the following sections, we address some key questions about the role of green power in our energy system.