4.2.1 Action perspective on the energy transition

Course subject(s) 4. Polycentric governance of climate change

In this video, Kornelis Blok discusses what role each actor can play in realizing the various elements of the energy transition.

Key takeaways

  • Energy production and consumption is the most important source of CO2 and other greenhouse gases, and therefore a successful energy transition is a critical element of climate action.
  • For improving energy efficiency for new products, national governments have a key role in setting efficiency standards. The role of companies is to innovate.
  • For improving energy efficiency in existing situations, the responsibility is much broader. Citizens and companies have a great responsibility, municipalities can support it.
  • National governments have played a key role in stimulating renewable electricity. However, the role of citizens, companies, and subnational governments will become more important.
  • Decarbonizing the fuel system is tough. Options are bio-energy, fossil fuels with CCS, and hydrogen. Companies can do a lot, governments can financially support the transition and take care of the infrastructure.
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