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 Energy Transition

What will the EV transition and net zero carbon commitments made by both public and private organizations mean for our legacy energy system focused on the utilization of fossil fuels for transportation and electricity generation?

 

In order to accomplish national and state net zero carbon emission commitments, there is a great demand for the development of new renewable energy generation.  This is likely going to be met by a unprecedented expansion of off-shore wind generation in the United States as well as significant investments in electricity transmission, distribution as well as energy storage.

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Legacy Fueling Station Impacts

Throughout the industrial age, there have been a number of industrial sectors impacted by new disruptive technologies.  How will the EV transition impact our large legacy of gas stations including their underground storage tanks.  Many of these are prime commercial real-estate-how will cities respond?

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The Lead-Acid Battery Industry

Despite common thinking, the lead acid battery may not disappear but it will need to adapt to the lithium battery transition.

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Off Shore Wind Energy

A joint project of the Dynamic Sustainability Lab at Syracuse and researchers at the Duke University Marine Lab.  The push to net-zero carbon emissions by industry and government is accelerating the transition from legacy fossil fuel energy sources to renewable energy.  This is exemplified by the rapid transition to electric vehicles which will depend on renewable electricity, with the growth coming from new off-shore wind in the United States. 

 

The plan is to have U.S. offshore wind farms producing thirty gigawatts of energy by 2030, enough to power more than ten million homes. Experts say that meeting this renewable energy goal will prevent the release of seventy-eight million metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions over that time period.  The National Renewable Energy Laboratory estimates that the technical resource potential for U.S. offshore wind is more than two thousand gigawatts. The White House hopes to unlock more than one hundred gigawatts of that capacity by 2050.