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The Clean Energy Transition, GeoPolitics & Trade

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The Clean Energy Transition…

The clean energy transition is usually couched in terms of technologies, energy mixes, carbon impacts and other such numbers. However if we change where we source our energy, we inevitably change the trade flows and politics and geopolitics of energy too. 

So, to start 2020, we decided to have a chinwag on some of the issues involved and likely to arise. The implications for different countries could be very profound, changing spheres of influence, import/export patterns and energy security considerations. As with any system, there will be winners and losers. 

Hopefully we raise some thought-provoking issues and ideas!

 

 

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Matt Chester on Jan 17, 2020 12:40 pm GMT

However if we change where we source our energy, we inevitably change the trade flows and politics and geopolitics of energy too. 

Too important of a topic-- there's a reason for such resistance to an energy transition and a lot of it is coming from big big business (and countries relying upon those businesses) that are threatened. It's a delicate situation and it should not be blown past haphazardly while the energy transition takes place

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Charley Rattan on Jan 18, 2020 2:00 pm GMT

Indeed.  Pretty tough also if you have something  regarded as an asset which can be perceived as a liability.

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