Make nomistake, climate policy is energy policy. If we are to preserve our planet and make it sustainable indefinitely for future generations, then we must transform our energy systems and make the transition to a low-carbon economy. Energy is a necessity in all of the world’s societies. Thus it is not surprising that energy policies are often crucial for a country’s leaders-when successful resulting in an ample and affordable supply and when unsuccessful leading to conflict, war, and tragedy. Now we have discovered that even the peaceful burning of fossil fuels to create energy threatens to devastate our planet in another way-through the threat of climate change caused by the accumulation of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.