What happened to the technologies featured in previous reports?
The answer with Dr. Elodie Le Cadre-Loret, Lead Science Advisor at ENGIE
For the first time, we look back at technologies we highlighted in previous editions of this report. A qualitative evaluation is given based on our experts’ insights into the technologies that are constantly evolving. In this second part of the report, we illustrate how many of these technologies have rapidly gained in maturity, enhancing their potential to speed up our pathway to carbon neutrality and prove the roadmaps wrong.
Others, meanwhile, either mature at a slower speed or fail to live up to the expectations they raised at the time -- a reminder how notoriously difficult it is to accurately evaluate the potential of new technologies. It also means we must be ready to change direction if early hopes are not fulfilled.
No technology has the potential to rise to this challenge on its own. It is therefore essential to explore a variety of solutions relating to energy production, transport, storage, and use.
The challenge is also too vast for a single company/sector to handle on their own – working together is key. The main purpose of this document is to help inspire a new sense of collaboration between all the players in this hugely important endeavour.