10 - 16 May 2012

IEA Workshop on Fuelling the Future with Energy Efficiency

Workshop — Tokyo, Japan


The World Energy Outlook, the IEA’s flagship publication, presents a rigorous analytical framework for energy industry and policy makers by providing updated comprehensive energy projections by fuel, sector, region and scenario. Following on from previous special focuses on gas, renewable, this year’s edition will include a special in-depth analysis on energy efficiency. 

Organized by the IEA and supported by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan, the workshop aims to seek insight from high-level international experts in industry, government and academia on: 

• Estimating potentials by sector
• Policies to unlock the potential 
• Costs, benefits and mechanisms to realize gains
• Strategies to scale up energy efficiency globally. 

The workshop was informal in nature and was by invitation only.

Agenda and background Information




Welcome remarks: Mr. Hiroshi Asahi, Director General for Energy and Environmental Policy, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan

Mr. Hans-Jorgen ‌, Deputy State Secretary, Ministry of Climate, Energy and  Buildings of Denmark

World Energy Outlook 2012 overview and scope of workshop:

Dr. Fatih Birol, Chief Economist, IEA


Session 1: Estimating potentials by sector

Chair: Ms. Joan MacNaughton, President, Energy Institute

Brief remarks: Mr. Emmanuel Lagarrigue, Senior Vice President, Schneider Electric

Brief remarks: Mr. Somnath Bhattacharjee, Head of Indian Programs, Institute for Industrial Productivity (IIP)

Brief remarks: Mr. Takayuki Kusajima, Project Manager, Toyota Motor Corporation

Open discussion


Session 2: Policies to unlock the potential

Chair:  Mr. Amit Bando, Executive Director, IPEEC

Brief remarks: Dr. Hongwei Yang, Director of Energy Efficiency Center , Energy Research Institute (ERI)

Brief remarks: Mr. Antonio Verde, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Italy

Brief remarks: Mr. Jeffrey Miller, US Department of Energy

Open discussion


 Session 3: Costs, benefits and mechanisms to realise gains

Chair:  Dr. Josue Tanaka, Managing Director, Energy Efficiency & Climate Change, EBRD

Brief remarks: Mr. Ashok Bhargava, Director, Energy Division of East Asia Department, Asian Development Bank

Brief remarks: Ben Caldecott, Climate Change Capital

Open discussion


Session 4: Strategies to scale up energy efficiency globally

Chair:  Mr. Hong Tat Chee, Chief Executive, Energy Market Authority, Singapore

Brief remarks:         Mr. Girish Sethi, Director - Industrial Energy Efficiency, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)

Brief remarks:         Dr. Anne Arquit Niederberger, Principal and Founding Owner, Policy Solutions

Brief remarks:         Mr. Binu Parthan, Principal, Sustainable Energy Associates

Open discussion


Summary and conclusions

Tour de table with recommendations for key topics and areas of study for consideration in the WEO-2012

Concluding remarks by Dr. Fatih Birol, IEA