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Podcast: Download the keynote audio podcast from this event here.

Powerpoint: Download the presentation slides used during this event in                          .PDF format here.

About the Speech:

In his keynote address to the IIEA, Dr Frei explored the future of the global energy sector. In particular, he introduced the World Energy Scenarios, a set of three projections of the global energy sector to 2060: Unfinished Symphony, Modern Jazz and Hard Rock.

  • The Unfinished Symphony scenario sees national governments and international cooperation as the main drivers of change in the energy sector.
  • The Modern Jazz scenario, meanwhile, puts innovation and trade at the centre of the global energy transition.
  • Hard Rock, a third scenario, assumes a fractured and weak international system and isolationist national policies, leading to local solutions emerging as main drivers of change.

Dr Frei drew on the World Energy Council’s cutting-edge research, which leverages the knowledge from its member committees in more than ninety countries.

This event was the second of two Lectures leading up an international conference on a consumer-centric energy future, entitled Take Charge – Together Towards a Low Carbon Future. For the line-up of distinguished speakers for this conference, and to register, please visit the conference website,

This event was open to all IIEA members as well as non-members who have purchased a conference ticket.

This event was kindly sponsored by ESB


About the Speaker:

Christoph Frei became the World Energy Council’s Secretary General and CEO in 2009. He is also a Professor at the Swiss Federal Technical Institute in Lausanne (EPFL) and a member of the board of the energy blockchain focused Energy Web Foundation. Prior to joining the World Energy Council, Dr Frei was a member of the Executive Council of the World Economic Forum (WEF) and its Senior Director in charge of Energy. In 2012, Dr Frei became a member of the high-level advisory group to the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Sustainable Energy for all.