Global warming is one of the major challenges facing the world today.
Global energy demand is rising due to population growth and increased per capita use of energy. This rise in energy consumption will lead to a global increase in carbon emissions. However, if the targets to reduce climate change are to be met, substantial reductions in emissions are necessary and innovations are required to meet this challenge.
Shifting patterns of energy production and new ways to achieve greater efficiency in the production, transmission and use of energy are part of the response to climate change.
This new publication from the Nickel Institute shows that nickel and nickel alloys play a crucial role in the production of renewable energy – enabling clean power to be a central part of our effort to tackle global warming.
Several technology scenarios are currently under discussion to satisfy growing energy demand while achieving CO2 reduction targets: Carbon Capture and Storage facilities, low-carbon energy such as wind, solar, hydro-electric power, or more probably a combination of all these technologies.
But whichever scenario is chosen and regardless of the technology used, because of their combination of strength and corrosion resistance, nickel-containing alloys will play a key role in each of these demanding environment.
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