Fatih Birol 

The economist (France)

Birol is the chief economist for the powerful International Energy Agency located in Paris. He considers the transition to 100 percent renewable energy in the next three decades to be unrealistic. He sees the solution much more in “clean” coal energy and “secure” nuclear power, since nuclear waste – “at least in France” – has never been a problem. His expertise was gathered during years of work for OPEC. “Everything I know, Iearned from OPEC.”