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Future Energy: The technologies shaping the energy transition
In this special series of articles from The Edge, Simon invites experts from across Wood Mackenzie to discuss the technologies shaping the energy transition.
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Could green hydrogen be a pillar of decarbonisation?
What are the opportunities and challenges of carbon capture and storage, and how much investment is needed?
Could heat pumps displace gas heating in our homes?
Why is offshore wind central to energy companies' plans?
What impact will the European Green Deal have on Europe's energy mix?
Alongside the 2050 target, the Green Deal proposes reducing the Bloc's GHG emissions by 50-55% by 2030. Under the latest Member State climate plans – finalised just this year – Europe was setting course for a 40% reduction. This is a considerable increase in ambition and will place a heavy reliance on the transformation of the power sector. The EU will need to push for huge growth in wind and solar power levels over the coming decades and an accelerated demise in coal.
The rapid shift to renewables raises the flexibility challenge. Battery-based energy storage is typically limited to four-hour duration; at a stretch, it is possible to extend to six or even eight hours. Hydrogen and other long-duration storage technologies would not have the same limitations, but their commerciality is not yet proven.
Things will have to change to bring viable solutions to market. To date, policy focus has been on deploying more power from wind and solar, but to reach higher levels of emissions reduction a broad 'toolbox' of technologies will be required, many of which will need support to reach maturity. Changes to electricity market rules will also be needed protect investor returns when the bulk of power supply is provided by low marginal cost renewables.
Report: U.S. Energy Storage Monitor, Q4 2020
Delivered quarterly, the U.S. Energy Storage Monitor provides the industry’s only comprehensive research on energy storage markets, deployments, policies, regulations and financing in the U.S. These in-depth reports provide energy industry professionals, policymakers, government agencies and financiers with consistent, actionable insight into the burgeoning U.S. energy storage market.
The free executive summary provides a bird's eye view of the U.S. energy storage market and the trends shaping it.
Report: U.S. Solar Market Insight, Q4 2020
U.S. Solar Market Insight™ is a collaboration between the Solar Energy Industries Association® (SEIA®) and Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables that brings high-quality, solar-specific analysis and forecasts to industry professionals in the form of quarterly and annual reports.
Each quarter's free executive summary provides a general breakdown of the current state of the PV market in the U.S. including installation totals, forecasts, pricing data, and policy updates.
Global energy storage outlook: H1 2020
Our H1 2020 outlook provides key annual deployment data and supporting information on global stationary energy storage deployments from 2013 out to 2025. We focus on the key markets of Australia, Canada, China, Germany, India, Japan, South Korea, the United Kingdom and United States, and this year have expanded our EMEA coverage to include the key European markets of France, Italy and Spain.
Report: Global wind power market outlook update - Q2 2020
Wood Mackenzie's Q2 2020 Global wind power market outlook update presents an analysis of global and regional wind power installation forecasts through 2029. The update includes a detailed market forecast update for more than 60 key and emerging markets for wind power from 2020 to 2029. The forecast data includes a split of expected onshore and offshore development.
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