Samuel Thomas is a senior energy efficiency analyst at the International Energy Agency (IEA), an autonomous organisation of the OECD, which works to ensure reliable, affordable and clean energy for its 29 member countries and beyond. He leads the programme of analytical work on energy efficiency, including the IEA’s annual Energy Efficiency Market Report and projects on policy implementation, most recently publishing on market-based instruments for efficiency.
Before joining the IEA in 2014, Sam was Deputy Director for Climate Change Economics and Energy Efficiency Analysis at the UK’s Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), where he led the analysis supporting the UK’s Climate Change Act, EU ETS implementation, the UK’s supplier obligations and strategies on energy efficiency, heat and fuel poverty.
Title: Energy Efficiency 2017
Mr Thomas will present Energy Efficiency 2017, the IEA’s annual flagship publication on energy efficiency and part of the Agency’s Market Report series. It is the global tracker for energy efficiency, providing policy makers and market participants with insights on the latest trends, analysis on the drivers of progress and assessments of the impacts of efficiency on energy policy goals. A key area of focus this year is a detailed examination of the impact of energy efficiency policy on energy efficiency progress and on wider energy issues. The report explores the progress being made in implementing efficiency policies, highlighting the areas where more progress is needed. This is part of the IEA’s activities to highlight best practice policy implementation, facilitate knowledge sharing and assist countries in their policy development.