Tim Gould

International Energy Agency

Head of Division, Energy Supply and Investment Outlooks

Tim Gould is Co-Head of the World Energy Outlook series at the Paris-based International Energy Agency, which is one of the world’s most authoritative sources for strategic insight on long-term energy and environmental trends. As Head of Division, Energy Supply and Investment Outlooks, he designs and directs the work on all aspects of energy supply as well as contributing to the Outlook as a principal author. He also oversees the Agency’s work on investment, including the World Energy Investment report. The World Energy Outlook covers all fuels and energy technologies and uses different scenarios to illustrate the choices that can lead toward a more secure and sustainable energy future. As part of this work, Mr. Gould has led in-depth analysis of Africa (2014, 2019), Southeast Asia (2017, 2019), major oil and gas-exporting economies (2018) China (2017), Mexico (2016), India (2015), Brazil (2013), Iraq (2012), Russia (2011), and the Caspian region (2010). He has also developed and overseen a multi-year program of analysis on the future of oil and gas and the evolving pressures on industry and major resource holders, including detailed work on methane abatement and the emissions intensities of different fuels. Before joining the IEA in 2008, initially as a specialist on Russian and Caspian energy, he worked on European and Eurasian energy issues in Brussels and has ten years of experience in Eastern Europe, primarily in Ukraine. He graduated from Oxford University and has a post-graduate diploma from the School of Advanced International Studies of Johns Hopkins University.

SESSIONS WITH Tim Gould

Monday, October 26

  • 06:30pm - 07:05pm

    Executive Conference

    More Energy, Fewer Emissions: The dual challenge

    In the next 30 years, it is expected that up to 2 billion additional people will be added to the global population including millions more in India. Continuing economic growth will require more energy; at the same time, there is broad consensus that GHG emissions are leading to warming of the planet. In India, 68% of emissions come from energy sector and about 20% from industry. While emissions in India continue to grow with economic growth, the country has pledged a 33%–35% reduction in the “emissions intensity” of its economy by 2030, compared with 2005 levels. Therein lies the dual challenge: How to fuel the future economic growth and bring people out of poverty and do so while reducing GHG emissions?

    What are the most practical and tangible ways for India to meet the emission intensity targets?
    What is the future of coal in India’s power generation mix?
    How can emissions from coal be reduced?
    What are some ways to accelerate the share of renewables in the power generation mix?
    How can energy waste be reduced?
    What policy measures can central and state governments take to reduce emissions?
    Should there be specific emission reduction targets for public sector companies?