The Center on Global Energy Policy hosted a discussion of the International Energy Agency’s World Energy Outlook 2014 (WEO-2014) with Dr. Fatih Birol, Chief Economist and Director of Global Energy Economics, International Energy Agency (IEA). The global energy landscape is evolving at a rapid pace, reshaping long-held expectations for our energy future. The WEO-2014 presents analyses and projections of medium- and longer-term energy trends and the potential impact of these developments on energy security, the economy, and the environment. Dr. Birol discussed the main findings from the WEO-2014, as well as the special topics covered in-depth in this year’s edition, including: Trends in energy sector investment, including an examination of the scale of investment required and financing options; Energy outlook for Africa, with a focus on the prospects for improving access to modern energy services and developing the region’s resource potential; and The outlook for nuclear power, including policy trends, financing options, and competitiveness versus other generation sources. Center Director Jason Bordoff moderated a discussion following the presentation.
This week host Bill Loveless talks with Timur Gül, head of the Energy Technology Policy Division at the International Energy Agency and leads the Energy Technology Perspectives report.
A major military engagement could occur in the Asia-Pacific region in the form of a possible conflict between the People’s Republic of China and Taiwan.