Arshad Mansoor is the CEO of EPRI.
The United States Energy Association's Annual State of the Energy Industry Forum brought together the heads of twenty energy industry associations in January. Herein are excerpts from the presentation by Arshad Mansoor, the CEO of EPRI.
Germany was the leader on wind and solar; started that in 2001. Germany now is increasing their coal production, to make sure the lights are on. Germany now has five LNG receiving terminals, and they built one of them in six months, when the typical [development timeframe of a] receiving terminal is a two-to-three-year time period.
They figured out, when there's a necessity, permitting can be streamlined. Those are the silver linings. But the biggest silver lining of that is optionality is no longer optional for the energy transition.
As you are retiring coal, you have to be careful and thoughtful in how quickly you're retiring it. If Germany had retired their coal plants, they couldn't have restarted them. They couldn't have gone up. It's a general belief that, for all of us in the research community and the technology community, that we must have optionality in our clean-energy transition...
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