MEDIA ADVISORY: Energy Technology Perspectives 2014, 12 May, Seoul


Maria van der Hoeven
Executive Director, International Energy Agency (IEA)
Didier Houssin
Director of Sustainable Energy Policy and Technology, IEA
Will release the IEA’s
Energy Technology Perspectives 2014

Monday, 12 May, 2014
Seoul, South Korea
(see planning notes for journalists below)Energy Technology Perspectives sits at the heart of the International Energy Agency’s work on energy technology and policy. It offers a comprehensive, long-term analysis of trends in the energy sector – and of the technologies that are essential to achieving an affordable, secure and low-carbon energy system.

Starting from the premise that electricity will be an increasingly important component of energy systems of the future, the 2014 edition of Energy Technology Perspectives (ETP 2014) examines in depth what must be done to provide sustainable options for generation, distribution and end-use consumption.

In addition to modelling the global outlook up to the year 2050 under different scenarios, ETP 2014 incorporates the IEA’s annual progress report on global efforts to engineer a clean-energy transformation. Moreover, ETP 2014 provides insight on many key questions about the future energy system, including:

 – How much will the transformation to a clean-energy system cost?
 – Is solar the answer to decarbonising the electricity supply?
 – How can technologies help continue to exploit the advantages of natural gas in a decarbonised energy system?
 – Can electrification have a meaningful impact on transportation, and if so, how?
 – Is energy storage the game changer that many want to believe?
 – What will it take to reach high-efficiency power generation in India?

Since it was first published in 2006, Energy Technology Perspectives has evolved into a series that sets out pathways to a sustainable energy future in which optimal technology choices are driven by cost, energy security and environmental factors.


Energy Technology Perspectives 2014 will be presented to journalists twice on 12 May: first at a press conference on the sidelines of the Clean Energy Ministerial meeting in Seoul, and later during a webinar<>. This is to enable journalists who cannot be present in Seoul to see the presentation, hear the messages and ask questions.

*       Press conference
o       will begin at 4:00 p.m. Seoul time
o       will take place at Grand Hyatt Seoul (322 Sowol-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea, 140-738)
o       Journalists wishing to attend should register with the Clean Energy Ministerial Secretariat. To register, send an email by close of business on 8 May to<>. Please include your name, your media organisation and type of media to be represented (print, photo, radio, TV, film, news agencies, or online media). Photo identification and prior registration will be required to gain access to events.

*       Webinar
o       will begin at 8:00 p.m. Seoul time (or 1:00 p.m. Central European Summer Time and 7:00 a.m. U.S. Eastern Daylight Time)
o       Call-in details will be sent to registered participants. To register, send an email by close of business on 8 May<>.

To schedule an interview with either Ms. Van der Hoeven or Mr. Houssin in Seoul, please contact Greg Frost, IEA Head of News and Public Affairs, at<>

For all other questions, please contact<>

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