Energy Revolution: The Adani Green Energy Gallery, supported with title funding by Adani Green Energy, is set to open up at Science Museum in London in 2023.
India’s leading solar power developer, which aims to be the world’s largest renewable power generating company by 2030, wants its new gallery to examine how the world can undergo the fastest energy transition in history to curb climate change.
Gautam Adani, Chairman of Adani Green Energy, said: “We are delighted to support the Energy Revolution gallery, which will explore how society can power the future through low carbon technologies.
“The Renewable Energy revolution to get to this point has been remarkable. The limitless power of the wind and sun is awe inspiring and our ability to harness that power is finally within reach. There is so much to learn from the history of this journey as the world writes a cleaner future and who better than the Science Museum team to depict this inspiration.”
The gallery was announced as delegates gathered for a Global Investment Summit hosted at the museum by .
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The gallery will explore the latest climate science and the energy revolution needed to cut global dependence on fossil fuels and achieve the Paris targets to limit global warming to around 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels.
Visitors to the new gallery will see how data visualisations and future projections are key to generating knowledge, informing decisions about how we live and stimulating creative and innovative solutions.
“Imagining our collective future, as this gallery will encourage, provides us all with a powerful action programme,” said Dame Mary Archer, Chair of the Science Group.
“This gallery will take a truly global perspective on the world’s most urgent challenge. We face a grave threat, but the future is not predestined – it is still in our hands if we can build the coalition required for urgent and far-reaching action,” she said.
The gallery will draw on the Science Museum Group Collection and loans, deploying a range of interactive and digital storytelling techniques to reveal the latest science as well as exploring energy revolutions of the past and future.
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Energy Revolution: The Adani Green Energy Gallery is being developed around four thematic sections, each providing a different lens on this century’s defining challenge:
Alternative Futures, which uses examples from history to scrutinise the moments when people have imagined different kinds of energy futures
Future Planet, which considers present day projections of the future
Future Energy and Power, which focuses on the technologies with potential to support a global shift to a low carbon future
Future Living, which explores energy systems that determine how we live, work and get around.
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The gallery will highlight moments from the past when energy futures were imagined. A rare surviving Edison tube, on display for the first time after recently joining the Science Museum Group Collection, will enable visitors to marvel at this engineering feat when the new gallery opens in two years’ time.
projections are made possible because of long-term global observations that show how our planet is already changing. One fundamental series of observations was initiated in 1958 by Charles David Keeling, who began measuring carbon dioxide concentrations in the atmosphere. One of the air-sampling flasks he used will be on display in the new gallery.