As political clamour and determination to cut carbon emissions grows, so too has excitement around the prospects of game-changing technologies that can accelerate the process.
From clean hydrogen to carbon capture and storage there is a rising cacophony around the potential of “silver bullet” solutions to climate change.
But there is a hitch: both of these technologies remain too expensive and neither has yet been successfully deployed at scale. Experts say a focus on futuristic solutions distracts from the ability of the energy sector to significantly decarbonise power production by using readily available technology and ramping up the deployment of renewables.
The first priority should be the mass scale-up of renewable power
“I don’t think we need to wait — and