Flexible cycle model
Our vision: A climate-neutral energy system for soon to be ten billion people. They should live in freedom, prosperity and in peace with nature. That is why we rely on renewable energy, provided by the sun, in abundance. But not only that.
Today, people still cover about 85 percent of their energy needs with fossil fuels. Defossilisation – the general avoidance of coal, gas and oil – is therefore difficult to achieve. Especially not in the short time we have left to avert the climate crisis. Strict defossilisation is therefore the wrong programme.
The crucial problem are not the CO2 emissions into the atmosphere that result from the burning of fossil fuels, but how quickly something can be done to prevent the unchecked release of CO2 into the atmosphere. After all, CO2 can be captured and returned to where it came from through negative emission technologies. For example, it can be disposed of in caverns from which oil and gas were previously extracted (carbon capture and storage). Or the CO2 can be fed into a technical cycle and used to produce synthetic fuels (carbon capture and usage).
Or we can follow the example of the natural carbon cycle, based on the principle of respiration and photosynthesis.
In this sense, Global Energy Solutions advocates nature-based solutions, such as reforestation of degraded areas in the tropics or humus formation.
It is therefore not about one single solution, defossilisation, but about many building blocks in a flexible cycle model - each adapted to its own natural conditions, the needs of the people and the markets. The global energy and climate problem requires rapid action using all available options.