Texas network collapse announced that the season of extreme weather has just started, and we have to reach the net-zero threshold before the worst happens to our society. Attaining the net-zero entry would also require a quick reshuffle in thinking of the decisions we had implemented in energy systems.
There was no shortage of ideas following the power crisis in Texas. Scones have been thrown to suspected culprits, and speculations carried out around how net-zero strategies might progress in the U.S Congress in the forthcoming months. The Lone Star is the symbol used now because there seems to be a reality of a, particularly scientific argument. The period of extreme weather has just started.
The world must stand as one to fight against climate change and challenge, be it known or unknown. The fight will be effective only if we all acquire long-term thinking that would be frightening all nations across the world. However, some states like the U.S. have united politically to embrace a net-zero future where there would be no carbon emissions.
There is a light approach used to look into the ever-changing energy systems. The size of leading costs leads the strategy, and it might collapse if much attention is granted to pitfalls. As a result, energy security would be exposed to great dangers. No one has the answers yet as much as some pronounce themselves to offer renewable energy. The actual truth about the adverse weather, which smeared stain on the Texas system, has rendered that discussion out of the topic.
Surviving the blades of climate vitality breeds two things: we urge to prevent the planet’s extended warming, which is possible by reducing carbon emissions. Another thing is that societies should learn how to eliminate and withstand the long-term effects of the destruction.
Resilient energy systems and stronger societies should be guided by electrification always. The first things that must be put into place are; reinforcing structures and putting weather on the forefront. Wind companies must be set up to enhance power conveyance and increase electrified heating reliability as part of the investment. Failing to implement such would indicate short-term thinking and result in increased climate volatility. Currently, we live in a world where the cost of mending disasters is more than the price of upfront investment in the future. There is no time left to risk energy security with short-term thinking.