As governments around the world continue to navigate the ongoing energy transition, one of the more difficult aspects they face is striking the necessary balance between energy security, sustainability and affordability. According to London-based Energy partner Gavin Watson, finding a workable solution to that challenge may ultimately depend on one thing above all else: stepping back to see the big picture.

“Honesty, transparency and open dialogue about the real issues would be a good start. The energy trilemma will not be solved if it becomes even more politically weaponised than it already is,” said Watson. “The evangelical pursuit of energy transition in recent years masks a fundamental reality: it is a luxury that’s based on energy security. I see security and energy transition as two sides of the same climate currency coin.”

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