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Workshop: Managing oil demand in transport.

International Energy Agency
European Conference of Ministers of Transport
Paris, 7-8 March, 2005

The main objectives of this workshop will be to:
-Elevate the issue of transport oil demand management among IEA Member countries;
-Identify and review cost-effective actions for reducing transport oil demand both on the very short term and medium term (up to 10 years).

(IEA page includes links to most presentations)

Monday, 7 March
Saving Oil in a Hurry

Welcome: Claude Mandil, Executive Director, IEA; Jack Short, Secretary General, ECMT

Introduction, scope and objectives of the workshop – Lew Fulton, Administrator, Energy Technology Policy Office, IEA

Why Save Oil in a Hurry? – David Greene, Corporate Fellow, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, US

Session I: Saving Oil in a Hurry: an Overview of Demand Restraint
Chair: Lew Fulton

Setting the Stage: IEA’s Oil Security and Demand Restraint Programme – Klaus Jacoby, Head of Emergency Planning and Preparations Division, IEA

IEA “Saving Oil in a Hurry” study – Robert Noland, Reader in Transport and Environmental Policy, Imperial College London

Perspectives on Demand Restraint

Appropriate Government Responses During a Supply Disruption– Jack Short, Secretary General ECMT

Haulage Industry Perspective – Jens Hügel, Head, Sustainable Development, International Road Transport Union

Oil Industry Perspective – John Mumford, Vice –President UK Region, BP Oil UK Ltd.

Session II: Country Experiences and “best practice” case studies
Chair: Klaus Jacoby

A Survey of IEA Country Emergency Plans – Jason Elliott, Administrator, Emergency Planning and Preparations, IEA

Dutch Programmes to Promote Vehicle In-use Efficiency – Martin Kroon, Senior Policy Advisor on Transport & Environment, Ministry of Environment, NetherlandsExperiences from the electricity sector:

Summary of IEA 2003 Workshop “How to save electricity in a hurry” –Alan Meier, Principal Administrator, Energy Efficiency & Environment Division, IEA (+ selection of videos)

Lessons Learned from Saving Electricity in a Hurry - a New Zealand Perspective – Heather Staley, Chief Executive, New Zealand Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority

Session III: Open discussion of country needs and potential areas of co-operation, and proposed new analytical work in this area
Chair: Neil Hirst, Director, IEA Office of Technology and R&D

• Role of governments and recommended strategies for saving oil in a hurry, areas of agreement
• Identification of opportunities for greater co-operation within and between countries in policy development and implementation
• Gaps in information, data, analysis – IEA/ECMT roles in filling these?

Bridging to Day 2 – how do the issues overlap?

Why Manage Oil Demand? – David Greene, Corporate Fellow, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, US

Tuesday, 8 March
Managing Oil Demand: the Next Ten Years

Welcome, day two
World Energy Outlook – Focus on Transport – Fatih Birol, Chief Economist, Head, Economic Analysis Division, IEA

Infrastructure charges and fuel taxes for transport: getting the prices right – Jos Dings, Director, Transport & Environment (T&E)

Session I: Recent assessments of policies and strategies to reduce growth in transportation oil demand
Chair: David Greene

Key Messages from the WBCSD/SMP Mobility 2030 Study – Luc Bastard, External and Government Relations Department, Renault

Oil-saving Opportunities in Freight Transport – Alan McKinnon, Director/Professor, Logistics Research Centre, Heriot-Watt University

The Role of Travel Demand Management Measures – Thomas Gueret, Energy Efficiency Analyst, LTO/IEA

ECMT/IEA report on in-use fuel economy improvements – Lew Fulton, IEA

Session II: Short presentations of selected policy experiences and “best practice” case studies by government representatives, followed by discussion
Chair: Robert Noland

EU transport oil-saving-related activities – Franz Soldner, Principal Scientific Officer, DG-TREN

France’s Transport CO2 Reduction Plan (with implications for oil savings) – Pascal Douard, Haut Fonctionnaire Dévelopment Durable, Ministère de l’Équipement et des Transports

UK Company Car Tax Scheme – Nick Barter, Economic Advisor, Department for Transport, UK

China’s Vehicle Policies – He Dongquan, Program Officer, Transportation, The Energy Foundation

Brazilian Perspective on Biofuels - Ernani Filgueiras de Carvalho, Manager - Refining, Transportation and Petrochemical Division, Instituto Brasileiro de Petróleo e Gás

Session III: Open discussion of country needs and potential areas of increased co-operation
Chair: Lew Fulton

• Role of governments and recommended strategies for medium term oil demand management: areas of agreement
• Identification of opportunities for greater co-operation within and between countries in policy development and implementation
• Gaps in information, data, analysis – IEA/ECMT role in filling these?
• Need for a formal initiative? Concrete proposals for activities either under an initiative or otherwise
• Identification of potential messages to IEA Ministers

Editorial Notes: Several papers from the IEA Conference on "Managing Oil Demand in Transport" are available online, via the: - Workshop Presentations Page - Workshop Details Page See related article, "Energy body wants brakes on fuel consumption", by Adam Porter (EB posting) -BA

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