IEA Participates in Clean Energy Ministerial

19 July 2010

IEA Executive Director Nobuo Tanaka addressed Ministers from 22 major economies at the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) meeting in Washington. 

Mr. Tanaka, who followed US Energy Secretary Stephen Chu, emphasised the importance of accelerating deployment of clean-energy technologies which can enhance energy security, cut greenhouse gas emissions, spur economic growth and fight energy poverty around the world.

Mr. Tanaka presented findings from IEA work on clean energy technology scenarios in addition to results from three IEA background papers prepared for the CEM that focused on the need to cut subsidies in electricity markets, assessed effective means of market transformation to deploy new energy technologies and analysed the gap in energy technology R&D funding requirements.