The green transition – how far have we come?

There’s a lot of talk of the green transition. But what does it mean and how far have we come?
Kristina Hagström-Ilievska and Alexander Helling share their most important take-aways from the report State of the Transition from Breakthrough Energy, Bill Gates’ innovation fund. Tune in for an overview of where we stand, and what the biggest challenges are in energy, manufacturing, agriculture, transport and buildings.
Some interesting facts:
* Concrete is the second-most consumed material on the planet (second only to water). That’s just one of the reasons it’s both difficult and important to decarbonize.
* Cows burp and fart methane, a very strong warming agent heating up the planet. Research is ongoing for a vaccine that could reduce the methane emissions significantly.
* 80% of the IRA’s (Inflation Reduction Act) emission reductions will not be realized if the US power grid’s transmission capacity isn’t increased by over 60% by 2030.

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