Humanity has embarked on an invigorating expedition towards a future brimming with the prospects of abundant energy and sustainability for all. As we step into this new chapter, we find ourselves firmly in the era of energy transformation.
The Shift Towards Energy Abundance: Over the past decade, we have witnessed a remarkable shift in the energy narrative - a transition from the pursuit of efficiency to the captivating new reality of energy abundance. Communities are experiencing a surging need for new electrons as U.S. electricity demand is expected to increase up to 18% by 2030 and 38% by 2035 all due to powering every new power-hungry devices we plug into the grid. From exploding growth in transportation electrification (EV sales expected to leap 35% this year after a record-breaking 2022) to new data centers (US data center demand is forecast to grow by some 10 percent a year until 2030), the need for energy abundance is unfolding before our eyes.
Rapid Deployment of Decarbonized Technology: The urgency of our energy transition calls for swift action with the cleanest technologies to solve this shift. While utility-scale solar + wind build-outs have been a focus for forward-thinking utilities, we must now embrace a broader vision that includes community-scale, facility-level, and microgrid distributed generation assets to the energy mix. The cost of these modern technologies continues to plummet, revolutionizing the levelized energy cost across regions worldwide. Case in point, since just 2010, there has been a 64%, 69%, and 82% reduction in the cost of residential, commercial-rooftop, and utility-scale PV systems. We now enter a new era of plummeting costs in the use of real-time data, energy storage, and financial tool innovation opening up new possibilities that were previously unimaginable.
Embracing a Sustainable Future: In our pursuit of energy abundance, let us draw inspiration from Ezra Klein's captivating NYT article on the future we deserve. It is a world where sustainability and prosperity walk hand in hand.
Conclusion: Embracing energy abundance requires collaboration, determination, and an unwavering belief in our potential to shape a brighter future. Let us come together as a community of visionaries and change-makers. Our journey towards an age of abundant energy begins now.
Call-to-Action: I invite you to share your insights and thoughts on this exciting vision of energy abundance in the EXO Insight community. Let's engage in discussions that inspire action and drive progress. Together, let us embrace the potential of renewable energy and work towards a future that redefines what is possible.
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