38th International Energy Workshop

3-5 June 2019, Paris, France

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In a world of environmental and economic constraints, energy modelling is an increasingly important tool for addressing the complexity of energy planning and policy making — the International Energy Workshop (IEW) is a leading conference for the international energy modelling community, providing a venue for scholars and researchers to compare modelling tools, discuss modelling advances for emerging energy sector issues, and observe new trends in the global energy sector.

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This year's International Energy Workshop (IEW2019) will be hosted by the IEA and held in Paris from 3-5 June. Register today to be part of this event, which will include three plenary sessions and more than 100 presentations in parallel sessions focusing on a wide array of topics, including environmental and climate policy, renewable and innovative energy technologies, economics and technology insights in the energy transitions context.

Back to back with IEW2019, the IEA’s Technology Collaboration Programme on Energy Technology Systems Analysis (IEA-ETSAP) will hold the TIMES training course (3-5 June) and the ETSAP workshop (6-7 June). Registration for the IEA-ETSAP workshop is free and open to all. Registration for the TIMES training course is limited to a small number of trainees.

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Keynote speakers

Dr Fatih Birol

Dr Fatih Birol has served as Executive Director of the International Energy Agency since September 2015. He was re-elected in January 2018 for a second four-year term, which will begin in September 2019. Under his leadership, the IEA has undertaken its first comprehensive modernisation programme since its creation in 1974. This effort focuses on three pillars: opening the doors of the IEA to include major emerging countries, such as Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Mexico and South Africa who have joined the IEA Family, thus increasing its share of global energy demand from 38% to almost 75%; broadening the IEA’s security mandate to natural gas and electricity as well as oil; and making the IEA the global hub for clean energy technologies and energy efficiency.

Prof William Nordhaus

William Nordhaus is Sterling Professor of Economics at Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA. He completed his undergraduate work at Yale University in 1963 and received his Ph.D. in Economics in 1967 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has been on the faculty of Yale University since 1967 and has been Full Professor of Economics since 1973. Nordhaus is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is on the research staff of the National Bureau of Economic Research, the Cowles Foundation for Research, and has been a member and senior advisor of the Brookings Panel on Economic Activity, Washington, D.C. since 1972. In 2004, he was awarded the prize of “Distinguished Fellow” by the American Economic Association and served as President of the AEA in 2015-2016.

Professor Nordhaus has also studied wage and price behavior, health economics, augmented national accounting, the political business cycle, and productivity. His 1996 study of the economic history of lighting back to Babylonian times found that the measurement of long-term economic growth has been significantly underestimated. He is the author of the DICE and RICE models of the economics of climate change, which have been widely used in research on studies of climate-change economics and policies. In 2018, he was awarded the 2018 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for integrating climate change into long-run macroeconomic analysis.

Dr Maria Neira

Dr Maria P. Neira was appointed Director of the Department of Public Health, Environmental and Social Determinants of Health at the World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland in September 2005. Prior to that, she was Vice-Minister of Health and President of the Spanish Food Safety Agency. She had previously held several senior positions in WHO. Dr Neira began her career as a medical coordinator working with refugees in the Salvador and Honduras for Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders).

Dr Neira is a Spanish national, and a medical doctor by training. She specialized in Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases; and Public Health. Dr Neira has been awarded the Médaille de l'Ordre national du Mérite by the Government of France and is a member of the Academy of Medicine, Asturias, Spain.

Dr Richard Newell

Dr. Richard G. Newell is the President and CEO of Resources for the Future (RFF), an independent, nonprofit research institution that improves environmental, energy, and natural resource decisions through impartial economic research and policy engagement. From 2009 to 2011, he served as the administrator of the US Energy Information Administration, the agency responsible for official US government energy statistics and analysis. Dr. Newell is an adjunct professor at Duke University, where he was previously the Gendell Professor of Energy and Environmental Economics and founding director of its Energy Initiative and Energy Data Analytics Lab. He has also served as the senior economist for energy and environment on the President's Council of Economic Advisers and was a senior fellow, and later a board member, at RFF.

Dr. Newell has published widely on the economics of markets and policies for energy and the environment, including issues surrounding global climate change, energy efficiency, and energy innovation. He has provided expert advice to many institutions, such as the National Academy of Sciences, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and the International Energy Forum, and is a member of the National Petroleum Council.


Dr Ken Koyama

Ken is Chief Economist and Managing Director at the Institute of Energy Economics, Japan (IEEJ).  He also takes a position of Visiting Professor at Graduate School of Public Policy at the University of Tokyo, and Specially Appointed Professor at Institute of Innovative Research at Tokyo Institute of Technology. His specialized field of research is: energy security issues and geopolitics of energy; and analysis for global energy market and policy issues with emphasis on the Asia-Pacific region.  He has served as a member of energy policy related advisory councils and committees of Japanese government in many occasions.

Since he joined IEEJ in 1986, Dr. Koyama has held many senior positions in IEEJ, including Senior Research Fellow at the Energy strategy Unit, general manager of Energy Strategy department, and an honorary associate, Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law & Policy, University of Dundee. He has extensive publications in the area of energy economics and the world oil and gas market, for example “Perspectives on Asian Oil Demand: Outlook and Uncertainties”, “Energy Supply-Demand and Challenges in Asia” and “Energy Policies in Asia”.



A full agenda will be released in the coming weeks.



Practical information

Conference venue

UIC-P Espaces Congrès
16 rue Jean Rey
75015 Paris

The UIC building is located 50 meters from the IEA building and can be accessed via Metro (Line 6, Bir Hakeim), RER (Line C, Champ de Mars), Bus (42, 69, 82, 87) or Taxi.

Travel information from...

  • CDG Airport
  • Orly Airport
  • Gare du Nord (Eurostar)
  • St Michel-Notre Dame

First follow signs for rail connections. The train station is next to Terminal 2E. There is a shuttle bus service between terminals. Once at rail station, follow signs for "Trains to Paris" or RER B. Take the train to Paris station St Michel-Notre Dame.

Time: 35 minutes, and departs from CDG every 10-15 minutes. Cost: 8 EUR one way. (Tickets available at the booth or from the machine, carte bleu, visa, euro coins/bills are all accepted.)

Take the Orlyval shuttle from Orly until Antony station. Once at Antony station, follow signs for RER B. Take the train to Paris station St Michel-Notre Dame. (see below for details from St Michel- Notre Dame)

Time: 35 minutes, and departs from CDG every 10-15 minutes. Cost: OrlyVal 7.40 EUR one way + RER 6.10 EUR (Tickets available at the booth or from the machine, carte bleu, visa, euro coins/bills are all accepted.)

Bus:line 42 from Gare du Nord (start of line) until Desaix. Then walk towards the river on rue Jean Rey. Time: 40 minutes approx.

RER:line B2 or B4 until St Michel-Notre Dame (see below for details from St Michel- Notre Dame)

Time: 12 minutes

Change to the RER C going toward Versailles Rive Gauche. Go to the 4th stop, Champ de Mars/Tour Eiffel. Time: 11 minutes.

When arriving at Champ de Mars, take the exit towards the front of the train (Boulevard de Grenelle). Inside the RER station, next to the ticket booth, there is a neighbourhood map, and the IEA is labelled.


Participants are responsible for booking their own accommodation in Paris. For convenience and safety, we provide a list of hotels which are generally within walking distance of the IEA/OECD/UICP Headquarters and some benefit from a special OECD/IEA rate. We suggest that you contact the hotel directly to verify the applicable rates and any other relevant information directly with the hotel.

Please note that two and three star hotels are normally comfortable, but modest. Demand for hotel rooms is constantly high in Paris and therefore, we highly recommend that participants book their accommodation as early as possible. Please note that in most cases a credit card will be required to book a hotel room.

This information is provided for convenience only and does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation by the OECD/IEA of the services of a particular hotel. The OECD/IEA has made no verification and makes no express or implied representation as to the quality or availability of the hotel services.

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