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Ambassador Richard Jones, Deputy Executive Director of the International Energy Agency, joined the Council last week to present the IEA’s World Energy Outlook 2009. Released earlier this month, the report examines two scenarios: the Reference Scenario and the 450 Scenario. The first tracks changes in world energy supply and demand if government policies do not change, while the second shows what would happen were governments to dramatically alter their carbon emissions so that the level of carbon in the atmosphere is 450 parts per million (ppm). Ambassador Jones acknowledged the difficulty and cost of making the 450 scenario a reality, but said that we must aim for it nonetheless. Energy efficiency, using less energy to do the same amount of work, will be key and, he believes, a price is going to have to be put on carbon. He ended the presentation with positive news. Although China, Russia, and India are not members of the OECD or the IEA, they have been working with the International Energy Agency for the last few years to bring their policies and practices closer to those of its member states.

To listen to the entire presentation, visit our online audio archive.

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On Monday, November 23, the Council will be joined by Ambassador Richard Jones, Deputy Executive Director of the International Energy Agency. He will discuss the IEA’s current analysis of energy supply and demand and the implications for energy security and the environment. The Economist wrote about current and future demands for oil and included a chart displaying the IEA’s projections. Ambassador Jones will be speaking with energy expert David Victor, Professor at UC San Diego’s School of International Relations and Pacific Studies and Director of the School’s new Laboratory on International Law and Regulation.

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