Government and industry need to work together to solve the ‘energy trilemma’ of providing secure, clean and accessible power, experts told the World Energy Congress in South Korea today.
Maria Van der Hoeven, Executive Director of the International Energy Agency said: “Energy efficiency is at the heart of any solution for Europe and for our energy trilemma.
“If you want to change your energy mix, you have to be mindful of the consequences for the region.”
She added: “You can’t do things alone.”
Riccardo Puliti, Managing Director for Energy and Natural Resources at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development said: “Energy access, energy security, climate change are all very important objectives.
“The size of this triangle is shaped in a different way from region to region and country to country. To find a solution, there are global targets. But there are also regional and national targets that contribute to this global target. “