The IEA notes with sadness the recent death of Matt Simmons

10 August 2009

The IEA notes with sadness the recent death of investment banker and oil industry provocateur Matt Simmons. A long-time advocate of peak oil and a sceptic on the long-term production capability of major producing countries, Simmons had more recently devoted his energies to R&D in the renewable energy sphere. Although the IEA did not always agree with Mr Simmons’ analyses, he was a lively and thought-provoking commentator, and a regular contributor to IEA forums (for instance, see Matt Simmons discussing the IEA World Energy Outlook). He will be sorely missed.