Sundays without cars on the highway. Instead people, happy to picnic on the tarmac. In the 1970s using petrol was prohibited a few times as Europa had a severe energy problem because of a shortage of oil. Some countries like France and Denmark responded effectively and transformed their energy sectors into nuclear and wind energy. Why did they succeed? Is there a relation between the political system and the success of an energy transition? Fundamental questions in our times of climate crisis. Dr Florence Metz is assistant professor of Governance Resilience (UT) and winner of the Professor De Winter Prize 2022. In cooperation with Scientists4Future-Twente, Green Hub Twente, Ockham and Sirius.