- Is the Energy Transition a risk or an opportunity for geoscience?
- Which Energy Transition areas have the most growth potential?
- How is digital accelerating the path to Net-Zero?
- How big is the Energy Transition market?
- What do I need for a job in the future?
- How quick will the transition unfold and when do I need to be ready for Net-Zero?
Society faces a dual challenge: how to make a transition to a low-carbon energy future to manage the risks of climate change, while also extending the benefits of energy to everyone on the planet. This is a challenge that requires changes in the way energy is produced, used and made accessible to more people while drastically cutting emissions.
This transition is under way. It is being driven by many factors, including economic growth, evolving consumer habits, emerging technologies and the introduction of national policies which focus on reducing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and local pollutants (including nitrogen oxide and sulphur oxide). Net Zero pledges are being made and these need to be honoured.
Despite scenarios indicating that oil and gas will be required for decades to come, there are changes in what, how and when to explore and exploit, considering the already discovered resources and new requirements. This means the role of the geoscientist is changing too.
Geoscientists have unique insights on long-term processes impacting the earth, are skilled in dealing with uncertainty, collaborate with other sciences and have the ability to deal with large amounts of data. Hence, step-up, play your role and seek the dialogue in the energy transition!