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19 januari, WEBINAR

Reaching Nordic Carbon Neutrality, Direct and Indirect Electrification

In a series of two webinars, we will explore the results of the Nordic Clean Energy Scenarios project. This second webinar focuses on the role of direct and indirect electrification in reaching the Nordic region's carbon neutrality targets. The webinar is presented in collaboration with Nordic Energy Research.

If you missed the live webinar or want to see a presentation again, you can access it here.

In this webinar series the experts behind the Nordic Clean Energy Scenarios project will go beyond the headlines and dive deeper into the results launched in September this year.

The project found that direct electrification, when electricity directly substitutes fuel combustion in a car or industrial process, is at the centre of all pathways to carbon neutrality. In fact, direct electrification is likely to play a larger role than suggested in previous studies, including the NETP projects.

Electricity used to produce hydrogen and other synthetic fuels is also an important component in Nordic decarbonisation. These fuels are examples of indirect electrification. Not only can these fuels replace fossil fuels, but they also offer benefits such as storage and flexibility, as well as vast export potentials to the larger European market.

However, Nordic Clean Energy Scenarios finds that heavy reliance on indirect electrification would have dramatic, system wide impacts on the Nordic energy system. A question not only for Nordic governments but also for the wider European community, as the demand for fossil free hydrogen and clean electricity from continental Europe may very well dwarf domestic demand.

The future development of indirect electrification, or hydrogen production, is likely to be contingent not only on economics, but also on public perception of related and sometimes competing technologies such as wind power, CCS and bioenergy.

How can these factors be balanced and what effects would these two solutions have on the future Nordic energy system?

Join us live and learn the answer on January 19th!

The first pan-Nordic analysis

The Nordic Clean Energy Scenarios project is a large, unique, pan-Nordic analysis of how the Nordic countries can become carbon neutral no later than 2050. The project was funded by Nordic Energy Research and was carried out by a consortium of Nordic researchers.

Read more about the report's findings here