Several members of the CCC team were at Imperial College London yesterday evening to hear Dr Fatih Birol, the Chief Economist at the IEA, discuss the recently released World Energy Outlook for 2013. This yearly publication has become a touchstone for global energy forecasting, as well as an influential source of advice on CO2 abatement. Dr Birol strongly emphasised the turbulent times the global energy market is currently going through, with several major energy importers becoming major exporters and vice versa. Chief amongst the game-changing developments is the shale gas boom in the USA, which has had knock on . . .