International Energy Agency (IEA)

Oil and emissions decline because of coronavirus

Travel, emissions, and manufacturing are down The International Energy Agency (IEA) just released their latest oil market forecast this morning, and it expects global oil demand to decline this year as the impact of the new coronavirus (COVID-19) spreads around the world, constricting travel and broader economic activity. The situation remains fluid, creating an extraordinary [...]

A Republican in CA, free charging carchat

Good Morning Warren and Friends, I'm in San Diego today, saying goodbye to my friend Jim. RIP Jim, you were real, and I liked that. It's heating up in California; 101 degrees in Auburn, CA today! Don't forget to carry water with you, and make sure all of your liquids in your car are accurate. [...]

IEA at CEM7; Donald Trump rescinding clean energy

The United States hosted the seventh Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM7) in San Francisco, California. CEM7 brings the global energy policymakers together with visionaries once a year from more than 25 countries to collaborate with business and investment communities or creating clean energy. The International Energy Agency (IEA) was present at the CEM7, "Cities [...]

Emissions and economic growth decoupled

Today, you can breath a little easier, literally. As long as there has been economic growth, there has been an increase in emissions. Today, the International Energy Agency (IEA) released an analysis of preliminary data for 2015 stating that Global energy-related carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) – the largest source of man-made greenhouse gas emissions – [...]

Resilience through trilateral collaboration

In our modern and globally interconnected world, it is clear that no country can work towards resilience in splendid isolation. Developing resilience strategies means building reliable alliances with others, based on a profound understanding of the limits of our planet. As a supranational organization, using its right to propose European legislation, the European Commission is uniquely [...]

Warren Brown and Lou Ann Hammond chat about cars on www.washingtonpost.com May 4, 2012

LOU ANN HAMMOND : I am in Leipzig, Germany attending an International Transportation Forum (ITF). It is put on by the OECD, a group of 54 countries, all coming together to try to find answers to our transportation issues. One forum I attended was about global fuel economy. I interviewed Lew Fulton from the International [...]

Chief Economist, International Energy Agency

I spoke with Dr. Fatih Birol Chief Economist Director, Office of the Chief Economist International Energy Agency, Paris the the 2010 Challenge Bibendum, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. President Lula had talked earlier about the Gulf oil gusher. What does Birol think of the Gulf oil gusher? Do we need to drill in deep [...]

A virtual oil field in Israel, created by electric cars

When you think of getting off the dependence of Middle East oil, you think I must be talking about the United States. I am not, I am talking about Israel. If I talk about electric vehicles being produced by 2011, you probably think I'm talking about General Motors' Volt, but I'm not. I'm talking about [...]

Green, Greener, Greenest from the Detroit auto show

Alternative Energies Do you feel like your head is swirling with all the green talk? Is it hard to keep track of who is doing something right now, and who just has the best display? Don't feel alone. There were times when I was at the 2008 North American international auto show that I felt [...]

Going green – Do people care?

Do people care? “Opec yesterday warned western countries that their efforts to develop biofuels as an alternative energy source to combat climate change risked driving the price of oil through the roof” Abdalla El-Badri, secretary-general of the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) Financial Times, Wednesday, June 6, 2007 The nation oil refiners were [...]