Clean energy and technology supply chains: security, resilience and sustainability

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Tiffany Vass, International Energy Agency 

The Covid-19 pandemic and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine have led to major disruptions to global energy and technology supply chains. Soaring prices for energy and materials, and shortages of critical minerals, semiconductors and other components are posing potential roadblocks for the energy transition.

Against this backdrop, this presentation will cover key highlights from the IEA’s latest Energy Technology Perspectives analysis, which explores the risks and opportunities surrounding the development and scale-up of clean energy and technology supply chains. The main bottlenecks to scaling up supply chains will be highlighted, as well as what governments can do to mitigate risks and tap into opportunities offered by the emerging new energy economy.

About the Speaker:

Tiffany Vass, Energy Analyst, International Energy Agency 

Tiffany Vass is an energy analyst in the Energy Technology Policy Division at the International Energy Agency in Paris, where she has worked for the past six years. Her work focuses on industrial decarbonization through energy systems modelling, technology analysis, and policy analysis. Publications contributed to include the IEA’s Net Zero by 2050 Global Roadmap, the annual Tracking Clean Energy Progress report, and roadmaps for several industrial subsectors. She holds a B.Sc. in Environmental Science from Dalhousie University and a Masters in Resource and Environmental Management from Simon Fraser University.