Achieving a smooth and quick transition to sustainable, affordable, and low-carbon energy is a crucial objective for the developing and developed countries alike as a foundation for future prosperity and competitiveness. A successful transition will require political and economic collaboration at a scale beyond historical levels and balancing the Energy Trilemma will be of critical importance to ensure political support and stability: embracing new frontiers, striving for innovation while maintaining stable investment frameworks is a conundrum that requires novel approaches to keep the Trilemma balanced and avoid political back-lash or even disruption.
- What are the learnings from previous national energy transitions?
- What is the right balance of leadership initiative versus robust institutional and political frameworks to ensure a successful and timely transition?
- What are the biggest challenges for governments to achieve sustainable energy systems and what are the areas that require particular leadership?