Challenges to global energy security

Secretary General of the International Energy Forum - Dr. Noé van Hulst

1956 - Born in the Netherlands
1978 - Graduates, Free University of Amsterdam
1980 - Receives Masters in economics, Free University of Amsterdam
1980 - Researcher/lecturer, Department of Micro-Economics, Free University, Amsterdam
1984 - Receives PhD in economics, Free University of Amsterdam
1985 - Senior economist and deputy head, Macroeconomics Policy Department, Social And Economic Council, the Netherlands
1988 - Head, Longer Term Studies Group, Directorate for Technology Policy, Ministry of Economic Affairs, the Netherlands
1991 - Deputy Director for technology policy, Ministry of Economic Affairs, the Netherlands
1993 - Chairman, OECD/CSTP (Committee on Science and Technology Policy)
1994 - Director for fair trading, Ministry of Economic Affairs, the Netherlands
1997 - Deputy Director general of economic structure, Ministry of Economic Affairs, the Netherlands
1999 - Director General for energy, Ministry of Economic Affairs, the Netherlands
2001 - Director General for competition and energy, Ministry of Economic Affairs, the Netherlands
2003 - Director, long term co-operation and policy analysis, International Energy Agency, Paris
2008 - Secretary General, International Energy Forum

Today we will talk about energy. While the world economy is globalising, interdependence between energy producing and energy consuming countries is growing. To avoid vulnerability, the energy supply must be equal to energy demand. With regard to oil, that is not happening. Demand is increasing. But the oil prices, surprisingly, are dropping! Is it possible to secure the global energy system? Will new organisations, like "Gas OPEC" for instance, be able to sustain the market? The guest to tell us more is the Secretary General of the International Energy Forum - Dr. Noé van Hulst.