The later we move, the more difficult it will be, especially in the United StatesIEA's Birol: Say goodbye to climate goals Jan 24, 2011
This significant increase in CO2 emissions and the locking in of future emissions due to infrastructure investments represent a serious setback to our hopes of limiting the global rise in temperature to no more than 2 degrees centigradeEU: Greenhouse gas emissions fell in 2009 Jun 01, 2011
This will have major implications for the global energy system, energy production and the environmentChina rejects top energy user ranking Jul 21, 2010
It is not in the interest of anyone to see such high pricesResearch group warns of rising oil prices Jan 05, 2011
Oil prices are entering a dangerous zone for the global economy. The oil import bills are becoming a threat to the economic recovery. This is a wakeup call to the oil consuming countries and to oil producersResearch group warns of rising oil prices Jan 05, 2011
Dr Fatih Birol (1958 Ankara, Turkey) is the Chief Economist of the International Energy Agency and Director, Office of The Chief Economist, with overall responsibility for the organisation's economic analysis of energy and climate change policy. He oversees the annual World Energy Outlook series which is the flagship publication of the IEA and is recognized as an authoritative source for energy analysis and projections.
He is also responsible for the IEA Energy Business Council which provides policymakers with a business perspective on energy market issues.
Throughout his career, Dr. Birol has been decorated with numerous awards in recognition of his contribution to the energy debate. He was recently named by Forbes Magazine as the world's fourth most powerful person in terms of influence on the world's energy scene.