Chief Economist of the International Energy Agency
In 2016: The electric car market was shaken up
"This was the year electric cars transformed into a mainstream technology. I feel as though we are finally on the brink of a first wave of viable electric cars that can compete in the mass market. For me this is proof that the energy transition has moved well beyond think tanks, models and reports. Today it’s one of the driving forces of the global economy."
In 2017: I’d like to see smarter energy policy
"My biggest hope for 2017 is that all countries of the world continue to promote and implement smart and innovative energy policy. This is the only way to tackle our common energy and environmental challenges. Achieving climate goals under the Paris agreement will require governments and companies to incorporate the latest thinking in their respective strategies."