18 Nov 2020 14:00—15:00

WEO week: The outlook for fuels

Webinar

The pandemic has squeezed revenues and investment among many fuel suppliers, exacerbating the dilemmas that they face: this session will examine how country and company strategies are reacting to today’s technology and policy shifts.

Moderator

  • Tim Gould

Speakers

  • Peter Zeniewski
  • Yoko Nobuoka
  • Christophe McGlade

Panellists

  • Manal Shehabi, OIES-KFAS Research Fellow
  • Wim Thomas, Chief Energy Advisor, Shell
  • Xavier Chen, President, Beijing Energy Club, China


The World Energy Outlook-2020 provides a comprehensive view of how the global energy system could develop in the coming decades. This year’s exceptional circumstances require an exceptional approach, and the new Outlook explores in detail the implications of the Covid-19 pandemic for the energy sector and the near-term actions that could accelerate clean energy transitions.

Following the release of the new Outlook, the IEA is hosting a series of live-streamed discussions on different aspects of the analysis, one each day at 2pm CET through the week beginning 16 November.

The discussions will cover the impacts of Covid-19, the outlooks for electricity and for fuels, the pathways to net zero emissions, and the investments that can accelerate clean energy transitions. In each case, an introductory presentation on the WEO-2020 from some of its lead authors will set the stage, followed by commentary and insights from invited expert panelists and a moderated discussion.