Carlos Hidalgo
Researcher at the National Fusion Laboratory of the Centre for Energy, Environmental, and Technological Research (CIEMAT, Spain), where he currently leads the Experimental Physics Division. His research work focuses on the study of high-temperature plasmas. He has worked in different international laboratories in Europe, the USA, and Japan and has published numerous papers in international journals about solid state physics and nuclear fusion plasma physics. He complements his research activity with teaching. Email: [email protected]

Energy is the blood that moves today’s society and is one of the factors that has decisively contributed to improving humanity’s quality of life. This paper addresses the potential challenges and opportunities in the development of global energy systems, emphasising how deeply interconnected the energy and climate debates are.