In partnership with the International Energy Agency (IEA), Friends of Europe’s annual high-level conference and presentation of the International Energy Agency’s flagship World Energy Outlook, regarded as the gold standard in energy analysis, discusses the rapidly-evolving global energy landscape and its implications for Europe.
In our 2017 edition we are welcoming key speakers Fatih Birol, IEA Executive Director; Laurence Tubiana, Chief Executive Officer of the European Climate Foundation (ECF), Maroš Šefčovič, European Commission Vice President for the Energy Union; and Marco Alverà, President of GasNaturally and Chief Executive Officer of Snam; to hear their outlook for European energy markets and provide first-hand key insights on the outcomes of international climate and energy discussions held in Bonn during COP23.
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- Event summary
- Energy Access Outlook 2017, by the International Energy Agency
- World Energy Outlook 2017 presentation, by Dr Fatih Birol
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09.30 ‒ 10.00
Networking & registration
10.00 ‒ 12.00
The global energy scene is in a state of flux, thrown off-balance by falling costs for a range of technologies, led by wind and solar, and shale oil and gas. Understanding Europe’s role in the dynamic interplay of energy markets, technologies and policies has never been more critical. The presentation of the 2017 edition of the International Energy Agency’s flagship World Energy Outlook, regarded as the gold standard in energy analysis, shed lights on key questions for the Europe’s energy future.
Join IEA Executive Director Dr Fatih Birol and key European leaders to hear how the outlook for European energy markets is set to evolve under pressure from two leading players: the United States, which is currently leading the shale and gas revolution, and China, the newly-established pioneer in low carbon resources, efficiency and innovation.
- How can Europe’s economic and policy choices shape not just its national prospects but global outcomes?
- How can the EU strengthen its position on the international scene? Can China and the United States influence Europe’s energy strategy?
- What are the opportunities and uncertainties for gas in Europe in the transition to a cleaner energy system?
- What is the role of gas in tackling local pollution and what are the risks of methane emissions?
- Taking into account energy demand and supply projections through 2040 under different scenarios, what will be the consequences for energy security, economic prosperity, efficiency, investment, air quality and climate change?
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