A global carbon neutral electricity system can be achieved by 2050
A recent LUT study describes a global, 100% renewable electricity system, and the steps required to enable a realistic transition by 2050. Modelling results show that a carbon neutral electricity system can be built in all regions of the world in a technically feasible and economically viable manner.
"We have shown that the transition is possible, and that the costs will be significantly lower than today", says Christian Breyer, professor of Solar Economy at LUT.
Modelling uncertainties plays a key role in fighting climate change
Connecting data to reliable mathematical models enables solving a number of problems – also those related to climate change. LUT's team of mathematical modelling experts recently received an addition, when associate professors Tapio Helin and Lassi Roininen started at LUT.
"LUT has come up with the unique idea of combining research in applied mathematics, statistics and machine learning", says Lassi Roininen.