The ‘Energy Trilemma Index’ explained

Shell USA President Gretchen Watkins (Sam Barnes)

Healthy energy systems should be secure, equitable and environmentally sustainable, but maintaining a proper balance between the three is a challenging proposition for most countries, reports 10/12 Industry Report in its latest issue.

Since 2010, the World Energy Council has ranked the energy performance of 127 countries based upon energy security, energy equity and environmental sustainability, aka the “Energy Trilemma Index.”

Gretchen Watkins, president of Shell USA in Houston, says it’s one of the biggest dilemmas countries faces in combating climate change: how to transition to cleaner forms of energy while also making them affordable and reliable. Watkins spoke recently at the Energy Transition North America Conference in Houston. Read more.