The civilisation-transforming shift away from a fossil-fuel-based power system may be gathering pace but — as is belatedly being recognised — it is not happening anywhere near fast enough to avert the gathering storm of climate change.

Nor does the fact that renewables are on track to account for over 80% of total electricity output by 2050, with wind and solar power expanding 20-fold globally — as forecast in consultancy DNV GL’s latest Energy Transition Outlook (ETO) — lighten the sense of doom.