This is what the future could look like in 2050: Electricity is mainly generated from wind and solar power. Cars are fuelled with electricity or hydrogen. Buildings are so well insulated that they no longer require heating.
How do we get there? What remains to be explored? And how is the transition towards a more sustainable energy supply to be financed? The Academies’ Project “Energy Systems of the Future” provides answers to these questions.
„The energy transition is crucial in achieving the Paris Agreement’s central goal to keep the global average temperature below 2° C. The Academies’ Project ESYS can make a major contribution to accomplish this turn.“
„The energy transition must be implemented in close cooperation with the humanities. Thus, we can better understand the consequences that ensue for the population and ensure that the transition is realised in a socially sustainable way.“
„ESYS creates interfaces between different disciplines and stakeholders in order to develop systemic answers to the challenges coming with the energy transition. “