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Tracking Clean Energy Progress: Where do we stand and how do we get back on track?

10 May 2012

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On April 25, 2012, the International Energy Agency (IEA) launched its 2012 Tracking Clean Energy Progress report at the third Clean Energy Ministerial in London. The report finds that while some positive progress has been made, most clean energy technologies are not on track to make their required contribution to reducing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and thereby provide a more secure energy system. The report reviews technology progress across the power generation, industry, buildings, and transport sectors through quantitative analysis of technology development, market creation, and technology deployment trends. While the report highlights that clean energy progress is falling behind, it also offers three key areas for priority action to get back on track:

  • Ensure that energy prices reflect their “true cost,” taking into account the positive and negative impacts of energy production and consumption
  • Unlock the potential of energy efficiency
  • Accelerate energy technology innovation to take advantage of new clean energy economies.

In this webinar-based training, Tracking Clean Energy Progress lead author, Antonia Gawel will discuss the report’s key findings, and Energy Technology Perspectives 2012 (ETP 2012) project leader, Markus Wråke, will provide a sneak peak of some of the more detailed analysis to follow in IEA’s ETP 2012 study, to be launched in June 2012. Through an interactive dialogue, invited experts also share their views about what is needed to make the report’s key recommendations reality.


Antonia GawelAntonia Gawel, International Energy Agency

Antonia Gawel is an Energy Analyst at the International Energy Agency (IEA), Energy Technology Policy Division. Antonia is lead author of the Tracking Clean Energy Progress report and is responsible for IEA’s work on monitoring and evaluating clean energy technology progress. She was formerly the Deputy Director, Energy and Climate, at the World Business Council for Sustainable Development in Geneva. She has also worked in energy and sustainability policy in the private and NGO sectors in the United Kingdom and Canada. Antonia holds an M.Sc in Environmental Policy and Regulation (London School of Economics and Political Science) and a Hon.BA in Natural Resource Economics (University of Toronto).

Markus WråkeMarkus Wråke, International Energy Agency

Markus Wråke is a Senior Energy Analyst at the International Energy Agency (IEA), where he leads the work on Energy Technology Perspectives, the flagship publication on energy technology at the IEA. Markus Wråke holds a PhD. in Environmental Management and Economics from the University of Gothenburg and an M.Sc in Environmental Engineering from Uppsala University. He has 15 years of experience from work on energy policy, technology and climate change, and has published numerous scientific papers and book chapters, as well as a large number of reports and working papers. Before joining the IEA, Markus was head of the Economics and Policy unit at IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute in Stockholm, Sweden.

Mark FultonMark Fulton, Global Head of Climate Change Investment Research, Deutsche Bank

As global head of climate change investment research based in New York, Mark Fulton coordinates a team of analysts who publish white papers on key industry, policy and strategic topics. The team uses these to advise investment managers on climate change based strategies across the asset management platform. He joined Deutsche Bank in 2006 after 29 years of investment experience in senior roles in research and management at Citigroup (U.S.), Salomon Smith Barney and NatWest (Sydney), and James Capel (London). Fulton is Co-Chair of UNEP Finance Initiative (FI) Climate Change Working Group, Member of Steering Committee, Capital Markets Climate Initiative, UK Department of Energy and Climate Change and also Member, Advisory Committee, IEA International Low-Carbon Energy Technology Platform.