The increasing frequency of climate-related events worldwide has spurred a growing dialogue about the importance of a clean energy transition. Most believe that the deployment of a comprehensive set of solutions will be required. To be sure, sufficient political will and a focus on innovation will be necessary to make a successful energy transition possible.
With the US rejoining the Paris Agreement earlier this year and continued action by not only the Biden Administration, but also the European Commission, commitments to addressing climate change are gathering force, and as the United Nation’s IPCC’s Sixth Assessment Report makes clear, this decade is the time to act.
That political support is accelerating investments in clean energy technologies and the hydrogen community is actively working to transition energy to cleaner sources as countries pursue carbon neutrality. According to the Hydrogen Council, there are 359 active hydrogen projects worldwide representing $500bn in investments across the value chain. Yet, despite this progress, businesses, governments, and communities must increase their focus on the clean energy innovations that will allow us to achieve our collective climate goals.
Such innovations, from the solar panels that emerged decades ago to technology advancements that are still occurring today, rely on advanced materials that are highly durable, efficient, reliable, and versatile. Fluoropolymers – specialty materials with wide-ranging applications – meet these requirements when no other material can. Their unique combination of properties places them at the center of countless life-enhancing innovations and underpins many technological advancements that will be foundational to unlocking a more sustainable future.
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