Off to a good start

The energy transition is all about replacing conventional resources like nuclear power and coal with renewable energy sources. To avoid shortages, new high-voltage power lines and storage devices with greater capacity and performance are required. Furthermore, grids have to react intelligently to the electricity supply and demand. The heat sector is also affected. Still, a great deal of energy is wasted by too many poorly insulated buildings. In every respect, energy has to be used more efficiently.

A win-win situation

Off course, the energy transition cannot be had for free. Smart grids and improved storage devices cost a great deal of money. On the other hand, renewable energy will be cheaper than conventional energy for everyone as early as 2030. After all, sun, wind and water are available in unlimited quantities and at no cost.

The environment and the economy can benefit from each other. The future belongs to companies whose success is not at the expense, but rather to the benefit of the environment. And by creating new jobs, the energy transition offers us economic benefits, as well.

Let’s make it happen

If companies, municipalities and citizens all do their part, we will reach the three objectives set for 2050: 50 per cent less energy use, 80 per cent renewable energy and 90 per cent lower carbon emissions.

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