Today sustainability and going “Green” are of paramount importance to the world. For the world to make this transition it will need to wean itself of its never-ending thirst for fossil fuels. However, this is MUCH easier said than done, given the vast majority of today’s installed power generation capacity is based upon fossil fuels.
Nowhere is this more evident than in the highly power intensive aluminium industry. In 2022 the world production was approximately 70M mt of which 77% was from fossil fuel power generation. In terms of green energy (Wind, Solar, Hydro and Nuclear) only 23% coming from green energy.
Tim Murray, CEO of Cardinal Virtues Consulting, discusses 'The road to green energy', debating possible solutions and prompting us to think beyond the trending 'obvious' solutions.
This article has been republished, with updated graphs, from the March/April AIT 2023 issue.