The former CEO of Royal Dutch Shell Jeroen van der Veer spoke with us about the future of energy. We asked him about his views on renewable energy sources, the possibilities of reducing the consumption of fossil fuels, and energy policies and strategies for the future. He argues that what is needed, above all, is a shared international vision and realistic domestic priorities to bring governments and industry together to manage innovation processes and make renewable energy commercially viable. Van der Veer considers the lack of an international vision for energy today and the leadership required to develop genuine innovation for energy sources and systems.
An extract from Postscript on the Future of Energy: Interview with Jeroen van der Veer in Breakthrough: From Innovation to Impact.