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IEA hosts week of live-streamed events to delve into World Energy Outlook 2020 analysis

13 November 2020

Following the release of the World Energy Outlook 2020, the IEA’s flagship publication, the agency is hosting a series of live-streamed discussions on different aspects of the analysis, through the week beginning Monday 16 November.

Starting at 2pm CET each day, the five online conversations 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 panellists and a moderated discussion. Details on each event are available at the links below.

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.

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The World Energy Outlook, the IEA’s flagship publication, 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. The usual long-term modelling horizons are kept but the focus for the World Energy Outlook 2020 is firmly on the next 10 years, exploring in detail the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on the energy sector, and the near-term actions that could accelerate clean energy transitions.

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