Electrification of the energy system will be key to decarbonizing countries around the world sufficiently to keep global warming below two degrees Celsius, says MIT Deputy Director Sergey Paltsev in “From Oil to the Stars,” the first part of the documentary series 10,000 Days, which was aired on Spanish public television and just released as a podcast.
Focused on the energy transition needed by 2050 (approximately 27 years or 10,000 days from now) to ensure that the 2°C target remains in play amid a rapidly growing global demand for energy, “From Oil to the Stars” explores technological solutions ranging from electric vehicles to nuclear fusion.
In additional remarks, Paltsev, who is also a senior research scientist at the MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI), highlights the need to develop a reliable supply chain for minerals that are critical to the production of electric vehicle batteries. MIT Joint Program affiliate and MITEI Senior Research Engineer Howard Herzog is also interviewed in the episode.
Watch the episode in Spanish on YouTube.
Listen to the episode in Spanish on the podcast.
Photo: Sergey Paltsev is a Deputy Director of the MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change and a Senior Research Scientist at the MIT Energy Initiative. (Source: RTVE)