The Last Mile of Decarbonization

At least a fifth of the world’s largest public companies have committed to net-zero targets, but how will they get there? Investments in the net-zero transition are measured over decades, and while companies may be able to clearly see the road to 2030, the bridge toward 2050 may be less clear. That’s because many industries can’t realistically decarbonize by employing renewable energy technologies like wind and solar alone.

The good news is: We already have many of the solutions at hand to bridge this gap. It’s not a question of having the technology — it’s a matter of employing and scaling that technology effectively. In this series sponsored by Black & Veatch, we’ll take a closer look at some of the new-market technologies that are laying the groundwork for a net-zero future across industries — from electrified fleets to hydrogen fuel cells.


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Energy-Saving Water Technologies Could Bring the World Closer to Net Zero
Water is one of the most visible signs of climate change, whether it is too much or not enough. But until recently, it mostly was seen as primarily a climate adaptation and resilience concern.


Why Battery Energy Storage Is the Solution Everyone Needs... For Now
New energy storage technologies are on the horizon, promising to solve the largest barrier to renewable energy — short term variability and seasonal imbalance, aka the need for power when the wind isn’t blowing and the sun isn’t shining.


Zero-Emission Corporate Fleets May Be Closer Than You Think
The transportation sector is the single largest contributor to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the United States, according to the EPA, having dislodged electricity generation from the top spot in 2017.


Charting a Sustainable Course for the Hydrogen Economy of the Future
Hydrogen is an abundant and clean burning gas, so it’s little wonder that many energy professionals consider it the key to powering the sustainable, net-zero economy of the future.


The Road to Net Zero Is Paved With Emerging Technologies
Countries and companies must undertake aggressive decarbonization measures if they hope to align with the Paris Agreement and limit global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels.
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