World Energy Outlook 2009 presented to the European Commission

13 November 2009

IEA Executive Director Nobuo Tanaka and Chief Economist Fatih Birol presented the results of the World Energy Outlook 2009 (WEO-2009) at the European Commission in Brussels on 13 November.

In opening the event, EU Commissioner Piebalgs highlighted the importance of the WEO as a reference for EU energy policy. He also noted that the WEO-2009 shows a way to transform the energy sector compatible with a 450 ppm path and that he considers the analysis in the WEO to be fully independent.