Dorner appointed as Head of the Clean Energy Ministerial Secretariat

Dorner appointed as Head of the Clean Energy Ministerial Secretariat

The Clean Energy Ministerial, a global forum accelerating clean energy transitions, has appointed Dan Dorner as a new Head of Secretariat.

In order to accelerate the deployment of clean energy, the Clean Energy Ministerial has a work programme which covers all sectors and clean energy technologies such as hydrogen, carbon capture, electric vehicles, and more.

Dorner previously served as the Head of International Energy for the UK, advising the government across a wide spectrum of bilateral and multilateral energy policy issues, as well as representing the UK in fora such as the G7, G20, the IEA and IRENA.

Taking up his appointment, Dan Dorner said: “If the world is to achieve its clean energy goals, the 2020s must be the decade of deployment.”

“The Clean Energy Ministerial exists to raise ambition and accelerate action. It’s at its best when it incites passion, excitement, and inspiration in a global community committed to achieving their clean energy goals.”

Dorner has also worked at the IEA as a lead author for the Agency’s flagship World Energy Outlook report, its lead on energy access issues, and the Executive Director’s Sherpa to the United Nations.

In response to the new appointment, Fatih Birol, the IEA’s Executive Director, said, “We need the Clean Energy Ministerial now more than ever.”

“CEM can boost the pace of clean energy transitions, both as countries seek to ensure a sustainable recovery from COVID-19 and as they seek to achieve their long-term clean energy goals.”


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