Fun Fact Sunday: What happens to gas stations when the world goes electric?
In this TED Talk, Emily Grubert, an energy researcher and analyst, highlights the importance of having a clear plan for phasing out fossil fuel infrastructure while transitioning to clean energy to achieve international climate goals. She stresses the need for community-led projects and deadlines for fossil asset retirements to protect underserved communities from the disproportionate harm caused by unregulated disappearance of fossil fuel infrastructure.
“Planning the transition is an ethical responsibility that takes time, but also creates opportunities to implement a just and sustainable future that corrects the harms of the past. Collaboration and a laser-like focus on ensuring people have what we need to succeed through this transition will be critical, particularly as the transition collides with climate tragedies.”