Breakfast debate in Paris on Energy Technology Perspectives 2010

8 July 2010

IEA Executive Director Nobuo Tanaka participated in a breakfast debate on the new IEA report, Energy Technology Perspectives 2010, in Paris. The event was hosted by the French Ministry of Ecology, Energy, Sustainable Development and Sea (MEEDDM).

Discussing the implications of the report, especially in regard to Europe, were Pierre-Marie Abadie, Director of Energy at MEEDDM; Olivier Appert, President of Institut Francais du Petrole, or IFP;  Jerome Perrin of Renault; and Bo Diczfalusy, IEA Director of Sustainable Energy Policy and Technology. The debate was moderated by Richard Lavargne, advisor to the Director General for Energy and Climate at MEEDDM. Discussion also addressed the role of new technologies in transforming the French and European energy system.