The Economist: Michael Liebreich wants existing low-carbon technologies to be scaled up much faster

Published 07 Feb 2023

The energy analyst says we can’t wait for more innovative energy sources to become viable…

In a recent piece for By Invitation, Vinod Khosla, a venture capitalist, argued against efforts to maximise carbon reductions by 2030, on the basis that “hoping to deploy today’s innovations globally is unrealistic”. At the heart of his argument lies the claim that wind and solar “can only be a minority share of our electric-power generation…because they are not reliable enough to comprise so-called ‘baseload power’”.