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The Good Dr. Birol is Stealing My Thunder (Again)

by Dr. Kent Moors | published January 30th, 2014

Something happened this morning that reminded me of a few events from the recent past. So today seems a like good time to tell you a story.

It’s about Dr. Fatih Birol. I have known him for decades.

As Chief Economist of the International Energy Agency (IEA) in Paris, his views have had some impact in the shaping of worldwide attitudes on energy.

He is also hardly reticent in letting you know exactly what those views are, whether they reflect prevailing opinion or not – sometimes stealing your thunder in the process.

Several years ago, I learned that first hand…