Tesla’s Battery Day and the energy transition

Will Tesla’s ‘Battery Day’ announcements accelerate the world's transition to sustainable energy, according to our Energy Transition Outlook to 2050?

VIDEO: Energy Transition Outlook 2020

3 minute watch: the highlights of our annual independent forecast of the world's energy system to 2050

Responding to COVID-19 and energy transition - two sides of the same coin

It may seem like asking too much when advocating potent energy transition and climate action in today’s COVID-19 crisis and economic recovery mode – but that is exactly what we argue.

Impact of COVID-19 on the energy transition

The coronavirus pandemic will have a dramatic impact on energy supply and demand in the short term and will have lasting impacts once the pandemic dissipates. However, that will in itself do little to advance the world’s progress towards the Paris climate ambitions.

How Norway’s EVs have cut emissions globally

Domestic climate policies are primarily intended to reduce domestic emissions, and typically only accounted for that way. Often these policies, however, produce larger effects beyond national borders.

Twenty years of corporate sustainability progress – what next for businesses?

DNV GL's report for the UN Global Compact 'Uniting Business in the Decade of Action' looks at two decades of corporate sustainability progress, concluding that companies need to accelerate from decades of ambition to a Decade of Action.

The promise of seasonal storage

As the world’s energy system moves towards a net-zero carbon future, we need more flexible options for energy storage and production. This paper explores the need for, and viability of, seasonal storage in the power system.

How containerships win tomorrow: Size, renewable energy and digitalization

The containership segment faces an entirely new set of technological challenges: Transport more goods while using less energy ‒ and ultimately, decarbonize. Two DNV GL experts explain how this could be achieved.

  • Power and renewables

Wind energy – going offshore

Wind power has significantly grown in the last two years, particularly in Europe and North America. For the future of offshore wind, we expect strengthened support bypassing community opposition, and a fast uptake of offshore wind in new regions where this technology is yet unexploited.

Watch: DNV GL's forecasted timeline of the energy transition through to 2050

Follow the peaks and milestones of the energy transition across industries in this animated timeline.

  • Utilities

Data analytics in the electricity sector

Data analytics has already changed several industries and the power sector is next. Whilst there are many positive impacts currently being realized from data analytics, with more to come, there are also challenges to be overcome.

  • Power and renewables

Energy efficiency

The defining feature of the energy transition, and why global energy demand is likely to level off in the next two decades

  • Oil and gas

Wind-powered water injection

Can wind really work for oil, and vice versa? We explain the genesis of idea of wind-powered water injection for offshore fields, and how the idea has edged towards a commercial reality.

  • Governments

Best practices for sustainability, climate action and resilience

Traditional utilities and energy providers explore new opportunities with cities to achieve environmental sustainability, energy security, resilience and economic development. Read our report to gain insight into the actions of this transition.

  • Maritime

Alternative fuels and technologies

LNG, LPG, methanol, biofuel, hydrogen and other power-to-fuel (PtF) solutions are the most promising alternative fuels for shipping

  • Oil and gas

Switching a city from natural gas to hydrogen

Could hydrogen be the solution to decarbonizing the natural gas network?

  • Oil and gas

The LNG era takes shape

The implications of the world’s rapidly growing appetite for LNG, the diversification of LNG supply and demand sources, and new dynamics at play in global gas markets.

  • Maritime

Seaborne trade outlook: the energy transition

DNV GL has developed a model to forecast future volumes of goods to be transported by sea, with a focus on crude oil, oil products, gas, bulk and containerized cargo

  • Oil and gas

Evaluating hydrogen as an energy carrier

Decarbonization driving significantly greater use of hydrogen for energy by 2050

  • Manufacturers

Offshore wind: The time is now

In recent years, the world has taken major steps towards a lower-carbon energy system. However, we still have some way to go to meet internationally agreed emissions targets for combatting climate change. The good news is that, after years of impressive progress, offshore wind is now ready to become a major contributor to global energy production as well.

  • Power and renewables

Is peak energy coming soon?

Yes, but it depends on how you count energy

  • Oil and gas

CCS needs to start with a bang, not a whimper

Realizing Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) technologies globally

The affordable energy transition

Our Energy Transition Outlook 2019 lays out the most likely pathways to an almost equal split between fossil and non-fossil energy sources by 2050. This transition is both affordable and under-communicated.

  • Maritime

Leading the charge

Batteries are powering a new wave in ship engineering

  • Power and renewables

The leading cause of energy demand peaking by 2033

The watershed moment of energy demand will peak by 2033, as forecasted by DNV GL, and will be born from energy use becoming more efficient on a global scale.

  • Power and renewables

Utility-scale solar PV

From big to biggest: How lowest costs will power the growth of big solar - everywhere