The Current ep 5 | The future of fossil fuels

In episode 5 of The Current, we examine fossil fuels- mankind's centuries-old mixed blessing. We discuss the numerous applications of oil and gas and just how quickly we can phase them out, whilst sticking to a 'just energy transition'.
Listen to Iman Rappetti, and Investec's Callum Macpherson, Campbell Parry, Melanie Janse van Vuuren and SAPIA's Executive Director Fani Tshifularo unpack the most fundamental question of the global energy transition: What is the future of fossil fuels?

00:00 Introduction
02:22 Meet the guests
02:42 What was agreed at COP28 on fossil fuels
04:50 Fossil fuels account for 75% of global GHG emissions
06:38 Our everyday dependence on fossil fuel products: from clothes to fertilizer
08:34 Electric vehicle adoption in SA versus the rest of the world
09:56 When will the demand for oil fall?
11:06 Road transport drives 50% of oil demand
13:02 What is a transition fuel and why are they important?
15:16 Opportunities for SA off demand for gas
17:58 When will we see a peak in global oil demand?
19:14 Geopolitics and fluctuating prices of fossil fuels
20:56 What is SA govt and industry doing to move away from fossil fuels?
22:17 How to make a dirty industry more efficient
24:21 How to bring oil-rich countries onto the transition journey
25:43 Investec approach to oil and gas: commitments and targets
27:21 A pragmatic approach to transitioning away from oil and gas

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