Energy Business Council convenes at IEA

18 May 2010

CEOs and senior executives (see photo) from 30 global energy companies, leaders in fossil, nuclear and renewables sectors as well as large energy-consuming organisations, met with senior IEA officials in Paris for the third meeting of the IEA Energy Business Council (EBC).

Their purpose was to share expertise on key energy topics as well as to provide business inputs into IEA work, particularly the forthcoming World Energy Outlook 2010. Other topics focused on included: the latest IEA views on developments in global energy markets; climate change policy and its implications for the energy industry; and what does industry need from IEA scenarios and messages? The meeting, chaired by IEA Chief Economist Fatih Birol, was opened by Executive Director Nobuo Tanaka in the presence of the IEA Governing Board Chair, Marie Pierre Fauconnier. IEA Deputy Executive Richard H. Jones also participated.