Energy Transition Research

Energy Transition Research at OIES focuses on the trends shaping energy systems, transformations in behaviours and business models, and the implications of shifting from the existing hydrocarbon-dominated energy economy to a system in which renewables, low-carbon energy sources and abated use of hydrocarbons will play a much greater role.

Energy Transition Research identifies and analyses the key themes shaping the energy system and combines and coordinates transition research themes from across all other OIES Research Programmes.


Energy Transition Research provides an integrative framework in which key questions can be answered, including:

  • How will the current energy crisis impact the energy transition?
  • What role will oil and gas play in the energy transition?
  • Which technologies will be critical for the energy transition?
  • How can these technologies be financed and scaled up?
  • How should governments incentivize investments in low carbon technologies?
  • What role should consumers be playing in the energy transition and how can their behaviors best be shaped?
  • How can renewables best be integrated into the power sector / energy system?
  • How should energy systems develop in the energy transition?
  • What are the potential geopolitical consequences of the energy transition?
  • How should private sector energy companies adapt their strategies to the energy transition?

If you would like any information on OIES Energy Transition Research please contact Bassam Fattouh.

Latest Publications from the Energy Transition Research

  • OIES Podcast – Hydrogen Financing

    In this Podcast David Ledesma discusses with Stephen Craen, Visiting Research Fellow OIES, the challenges facing the financing of future hydrogen projects as it is expected that a substantial amount of capital will need to be invested in green hydrogen production to meet the 2050 net zero targets. Based around an ‘Archetype’ world scale hydrogen […]

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  • Key Themes for the Global Energy Economy in 2023

    In this latest edition of our Key Themes series we examine a number of topics which we believe will be highly relevant to the global energy economy in 2023. The past twelve months have seen a huge re-prioritisation of energy policy away from environmental issues and towards energy security and affordability. Many of the articles […]

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  • OIES Podcast – Key Themes for the Global Energy Economy in 2023

    In this latest OIES podcast David Ledesma talks to Michal Meidan and James Henderson about a forthcoming OIES research paper on the Key Themes for the Global Energy Economy in 2023. The overarching theme is the rebalancing of the energy trilemma, with energy security taking a more prominent position alongside affordability, while sustainability is a […]

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