For all the recent rhetoric about the impending global clean energy transition, make no mistake: the world still runs on fossil fuels. The energy mix may be changing, with COVID-19 pummeling the oil sector and a swath of green stimulus packages being announced by various governments, but there is no debate that hydrocarbons are still our most important energy source. “Right now, just 17 percent of the world’s energy comes from renewable sources,” Gizmodo reported this week. “The lion’s share still comes from planet-warming fossil fuels. It’s clear that we have to change that ratio quickly in order to curb greenhouse gas emissions and slow the climate crisis.” But rushing headlong into building new clean energy infrastructure and upending the global energy industry as we know it could have some serious pitfalls if it’s not done right. A sweeping change of this magnitude requires a lot of careful consideration […]