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