As explained in the previous days, moving from the well to the flow means occupying territory. All renewables share the fact that they are less concentrated and more dispersed, and in addition to intermittent, coal, oil or natural gas are elements with a high concentrated energy. Renewables: photovoltaic or solar thermal, wind, hydraulic, energy of movement in the sea (tides and sea currents), biomass, biogas… are not concentrated, and not even hydrogen as a new emerging vector is present in nature. Therefore, we will have to capture and “manufacture” it where it is needed and, if possible, near the point of consumption, because it is not easy to transport it.
To be aware of the dimensions of the challenge and to talk about the possible difficulties, today we have two speakers who can shed light on what the position should be to move forward in this desired creation of a new energy model based 100% on clean and renewable energy.
Today, at the Climate Challenge cycle we will talk about: ‘Territory and energy: territory as a catchment network‘ with Carles Riba, industrial engineer, professor emeritus at the UPC and author of the book “Energy resources and crisis, the end of 200 unrepeatable years” and Pep Centelles, an engineer from the UPC with a master’s degree in urban economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science. We will have the moderation of Jordi Parés, industrial engineer and member of the CMES board.