Nationally, 81 percent of Canada’s electricity grid is non emitting! The bulk of that is not newfangled solar panels – it’s hydro hydroelectric dams and some nuclearCHRIS TURNER: author, essayist and strategist, providing Canada’s authoritative voice on climate change solutions and the global energy transition.
Coronavirus and the energy transition so far
“I challenge anyone to have imagined anything like Covid-19.” Those were the words of Enel CEO Francesco Starace, as he reflected on how no corporate resilience ‘wargame’ could have foreseen the impact of coronavirus on the world’s people, economies and energy industries.
As boss of virus-battered Italy’s dominant power utility, and one of the world’s biggest wind and solar operators, Starace was perfectly placed to see it from all sides.
While conceding the extraordinary nature of the times, the highly-respected Enel CEO offered a rare upbeat note for a post-outbreak future when ravaged markets need an economic kick-start – and wind and solar can lead the way.
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