How the Speed of the Energy Transition Is a Self-Fulfilling Prophecy

How the Speed of the Energy Transition Is a Self-Fulfilling Prophecy

How the Speed of the Energy Transition Is a Self-Fulfilling Prophecy

09/13/19

“How might the speed of the energy transition be a self-fulfilling prophecy?”

One of the most hotly-debated topics in the world right now is how fast the transition from a coal and fossil-fuel based energy paradigm to a cleaner renewable ones will be. Many say that it will be fast and exponential thanks to the precipitous price-drops in solar PV technology and others say that infrastructure lock-in will slow it to a crawl. However, the public’s belief in how fast the transition will go will modify support and pressure for new technologies and systems to be available. Therefore, if people believe that it will go fast, it will! This is How the Speed of the Energy Transition Is a Self-Fulfilling Prophecy.

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