Energy and environment

Vaclav Smil: “There is no rational scenario that relegates natural gas to an insignificant role before 2050”

The scientist, ranked as one of the 100 leading world thinkers by Foreign Policy, argues that “to date, there is no clear nor technically sound path toward decarbonisation”.

“The International Energy Agency forecasts that world gas consumption in 2040 will exceed the level of 2019 by almost 28%”, notes the University of Manitoba lecturer, who today presented ‘Natural gas in the new energy world’, published by the Naturgy Foundation.

Energy and environment

Martin Wolf: “Putting a stop to growth is not the solution for climate change. Technology is the only way forward.”

Financial Times Associate Editor says to keep the global temperature increase to under 1.5ºC, we must reduce emissions 40% by 2030.

Bank of Spain Governor Pablo Hernández de Cos, meanwhile, highlighted the long-term benefits of early adoption of policies that promote the transition towards a carbon-neutral economy, stressing the need for a holistic approach that involves all stakeholders in achieving it.