The oil import bills are becoming a threat to the economic recoveryEconomic Outlook: Going up ... Jan 06, 2011
Oil exporters need clients with healthy economies but these high prices will sooner or later make the economies sick, which would mean the need for importing oil will be lessOPEC 'hikes output as oil prices rise' Jan 19, 2011
As we stand now, we're only a few meters away from saying goodbye to the 2-degree targetIEA's Birol: Say goodbye to climate goals Jan 24, 2011
Energy policy choices made by the Russian authorities in the coming years will shape not only the prospects for national economic development in Russia but also have major implications for global energy securityRussia a primary player in energy sector Apr 21, 2011
Given the shrinking room for maneuver in 2020, unless bold and decisive decisions are made very soon, it will be extremely challenging to succeed in achieving this global goal agreed (to) in CancunEU: Greenhouse gas emissions fell in 2009 Jun 01, 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.