Never before has the intersection of energy, technology and policy been more important. From China’s announcement earlier this year that the nation will spend $360 billion through 2020 on renewable power sources like solar and wind, to Indian Prime Minister Modi’s goal to electrify all villages in India by 2019, shifts in global energy markets are being felt around the world.
On this episode of the Columbia Energy Exchange host, Jason Bordoff sits down with Tim Gould for a preview of the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) 2017 World Energy Outlook (WEO). Tim is Head of Division for the WEO at IEA. Before joining the IEA, he was a senior advisor to the Secretary General of the Energy Charter in Brussels. He has ten years of experience in Eastern Europe, primarily in Russia and in Ukraine. He graduated from Oxford University and has a post-graduate diploma from the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University.
Several key issues in the upcoming WEO that Jason and Tim discuss include:
- China’s role as a key driver for global energy demand
- Peak oil demand and the role of petrochemicals
- Oil demand growth and climate change
- The future of natural gas markets
- Underinvestment in the energy system
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