In a series of lectures, the Westphalia regional office of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation would like to discuss the state of research and the perspectives in German energy policy together with leading scientists and political actors. In addition, the special importance and outstanding position of North Rhine-Westphalia in the energy sector will be highlighted. What challenges do we face to ensure unrestricted mobility? What are the basic requirements for sustainable energy production? Where do we stand? Where do we want to go?