What is the Energy Transition?
The renewable energy transition is the ongoing change in how energy is produced which aims at reducing the reliance on fossil fuels by replacing with renewable energy. Energy transition laws and acts have been put into place to help slow and prevent climate change.
Because Earth's climate is changing and some alarming trends are being observed in overall global warming*:
- From 1900 to 1980 a new temperature record was set on average every 13.5 years; from 1981–2019, a new record was set every 3 years.
- Earth’s temperature has risen by 0.14° F (0.08° C) per decade since 1880, and the rate of warming over the past 40 years is more than twice that: 0.32° F (0.18° C) per decade since 1981.
- The 10 warmest years on record have occurred since 2005.
The long-lasting effects of global climate change are considered detrimental to our world’s ecosystem, which is why B&W is dedicated to providing clean power production technologies to support the energy transformation and our future.
But B&W's dedication to providing better and more sustainable ways to generate power is nothing new for us. We’ve been doing it for more than 155 years.