Location: Selje, Sogn og Fjordane Norway
Company: Waveco AS
Profession: Business Owner/Manager
A growing population needs more energy. The latest UN report states that total greenhouse gas emissions must be reduced by 40% by 2030. And must cease by 2050. If not, severe and unpredictable climate change will cause irreparable damage to life and society. An existential threat. The culprit is fossil fuel. It’s a huge task to replace it, mainly because renewable energy needs space and we need to protect the environment as well.
72% of the Earth's surface is covered by the ocean. The west-wind belts in the northern and southern hemisphere cover vast areas. Persistent westerly winds over large stretches of sea lead to a wave climate with high energy content. Here, renewable energy for the world, stored and shipped as hydrogen, can be harvested in an environmentally friendly manner. If obsolete by new technologies, it can be removed without leaving any traces.