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By Philippe Gauthieroriginally published by Canadian Dimension November 21, The energy transition is the focus of much discussion.
To read the accounts in the mainstream media, one gets the impression that renewable energy is being rolled out quickly and is on its way to replacing fossil fuels without much ado, while generating new green jobs.
If the claims of Jeremy Rifkin are to be believed, renewable energy will become cheaper and cheaper, on the model of computers and telecommunications.
But what is the current combined share of solar photovoltaic energy and solar thermal energy, wind and tidal energy, and geothermal energy? I am not including hydroelectric power and biomass here. While they are arguably forms of renewable energy, they are typically looked at separately because, having reached maturity, they have limited potential for expansion, unlike solar and wind power which remain underexploited.
People tend to think it constitutes 5, 10 or even 20 per cent of total energy production.
The figure is actually much smaller: To break it down, from to Between andthe share of fossil fuels in the global energy mix including nuclear energy in this particular calculation based on data from the BP Statistical Review declined from 88 per cent to 86 per cent — a marginal decrease of 1 per cent per decade.
And more recently, in spite of the significant growth of renewables, in actual quantities, the share of petroleum and gas increased twice as much as renewable electricity between and What accounts for the gap between what people perceive as a rapid transition to renewable energy and the reality of quite meager progress?
Part of the explanation lies with the use of relative data expressed as percentages: There is a real selection bias for success stories. Another typical media strategy is to publish forecasts of objectives to be achieved at some point in the distant future, which recede from memory as the day of reckoning approaches — no one is likely to recall dated, overly optimistic predictions.
The public discourse on renewables is intended to be reassuring, to bolster confidence in the State and industry, and in the belief that the market system will take us to where we need to go. It shores up the status quo. I take issue with the soothing dominant discourse and make the case for the following contentions: The energy transition is unfolding much too slowly and will not be completed by The stumbling blocks are greater and more numerous than the resistance of the fossil fuel industry.
Peak oil and the slow expansion of renewable energy will result in a decrease in the total quantity of energy available by or thereabouts. The shortfall will bring about degrowth, which we can define here very briefly as a downscaling of industrial production and other energy-intensive and pollution-generating activities.
Degrowth can be imposed by circumstance or it can be planned and depending on how it comes about it will have different implications for social justice.
The scope of the challenge A successful energy transition can be defined as a per-cent substitution of fossil fuels by renewable energy, including hydropower and biomass, by This would allow us to stop generating the greenhouse gases that are accelerating climate change.
The Paris Agreement is actually a little less ambitious, proposing to reduce emissions by 80 per cent and make up the difference through carbon capture and storage. Since these technologies do not currently work on the desired scale and may never do so, the only truly safe path is to completely abandon fossil fuels.
But this is an enormous challenge. For the energy transition to succeed, this is what would need to happen in the next 32 years: The renewable share of electric power would have to increase from the current per cent including hydropower and biomass energy to per cent. The share of electricity in the global energy mix would have to increase from the current 18 per cent to per cent.
Total energy production would have to double since, at the current growth rate, demand for energy will more than double in the next 32 years. So if these calculations are correct, the plan would entail increasing the current renewable production by 6x5x2, in other words, by a factor of From a strictly technical perspective, a transition of this scale is undoubtedly feasible.
The technology exists, and it works. Whatever technical problems remain can likely be solved in the long run.The UFT sponsors a homework help program for elementary and middle school students called Dial-A-Teacher.
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