The Energy Transitions Commission (ETC) is a group of diverse individuals from the energy industry and climate communities across the developed and developing world: investors, incumbent energy companies, industry disruptors, equipment suppliers, energy-intensive industries, non-profit organizations, advisors, and academics. Their shared aim is to accelerate the transition to low-carbon energy systems essential to decoupling economic development from rising global temperatures.

On 25 April 2017, the ETC published a report setting out achievable pathways for energy system transitions that can both limit global warming to well below 2˚C and stimulate economic development and social progress. 

SYSTEMIQ provides the Commission’s secretariat, which includes managing the various streams of the Commission’s work program. The ETC work program for 2018 comprises: 

  • defining a credible route to decarbonizing the industry sectors which cannot be easily electrified 
  • identifying a vision for decarbonizing India’s power sector, in cooperation with the Energy and Resources Institute of India (TERI) 
  • Convincing policy decision-makers, investors and businesses beyond the usual climate change/energy transition ‘believers’ of the importance and feasibility of the 4 transition pathways outlined in the Better Energy, Greater Prosperity report.

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Watch ETC's 2017 highlights

Lord Adair Turner, chair of the Institute for New Economic Thinking, introduces the new Energy Transitions Commission report-Better Energy, Greater Prosperity-on Nasdaq Facebook Live. The report is a roadmap designed by business leaders from international companies including Royal Dutch Shell, General Electric and HSBC have backed a plan for a transition to a low-carbon energy system including electricity produced almost entirely from renewable sources such as wind and solar by the 2030s.