Global deadlock. How to survive the growing climate crisis?
A famous Russian economist, Academic Supervisor of the Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs of the Higher School of Economics, Chief Adviser to the Head of the Analytical Center for the Government of the Russian Federation Leonid Grigoryev visited the Global Energy Association.
Within the framework of the lecture for the employees of the Association, an inimitable, inherent to Leonid Grigoryev paradoxical discourse took place, which was a kind of intellectual act of provocation. Is the climate crisis real? Where is the borderline between on what Europe spends energy itself and the energy used on producing goods it imports? What are the energy costs of the super-rich, the poor, and the middle class? Who’s to blame? Whom to forgive?
Leonid Grigoryev paid special attention to the scenarios of green energy development. According to forecasts, until 2040, the fuel and energy balance will remain at 70-75% hydrocarbon. According to the expert, this is due to the fact that neither wind nor solar energy can be used at the moment, for example, in continuous metallurgical processes, and energy storage technologies cannot provide reliable and uninterrupted power supply to the network. So, what do we do?
The answers can be found in the paradoxical lecture 'The World Economy at the Crossroads between Growth, Energy and Climate' and articles written by Leonid Grigoryev.