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$18 Trillion Windfall: Health And Productivity Benefits of Efficiency Top Energy Savings

September 17, 2014 by Joseph Romm
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Efficiency and Savings

 

A report by the global body responsible for energy analysis finds the total benefits from energy efficiency upgrades equals the energy savings. The IEA report upends decades of conventional thinking about efficiency, and should lead governments and corporations to sharply increase their efficiency budget.[read more]

IEA Executive Director Denounces Subsidy-Fueled 'Wasteful Consumption'

July 25, 2014 by Roman Kilisek
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Fuel Subsidies and Waste

Maria van der Hoeven, Executive Director of the International Energy Agency (IEA) recently expressed her view that “ending ‘wasteful fossil fuel subsidies’, which may encourage overconsumption of oil and gas, particularly in the Middle East,” still constitutes a big challenge around the world.[read more]

IEA's Roadmap for Low-Carbon Electrification in a "Golden Age" of Gas

June 9, 2014 by Geoffrey Styles
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Last month the International Energy Agency released its latest Energy Technology Perspectives, a technology roadmap extending out to mid-century, with a major focus on the increasing electrification of global energy against a backdrop of climate change.[read more]

IEA Forecasts Sustained Energy Growth, But No 'Era of Oil Abundance'

December 30, 2013 by Geoffrey Styles
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The International Energy Agency (IEA) released its latest World Energy Outlook (WEO) in November, looking twenty-plus years into our energy future. The trends it describes add nuance and detail to last year's projections, rather than upending them.[read more]

The World's Number One Fuel Source Isn't Even a Fuel

October 26, 2013 by NRDC Switchboard
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Energy Efficiency

The first ever Energy Efficiency Market Report was just released by the International Energy Agency, and it clearly illustrates for the 11 countries it examined that between 1974 and 2010, energy efficiency was the largest energy resource.[read more]

Why Have IEA Renewables Growth Projections Been So Much Lower Than the Out-Turn?

October 14, 2013 by Adam Whitmore
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IEA and Projections

The IEA has greatly underestimated the growth of renewables for some years now. This illustrates how important it is to allow for unexpected outcomes if policy design is to be robust, as even well informed projections can be very different from the subsequent out-turn.[read more]

Controlling Climate Change: IEA Says It's Not All About Carbon Dioxide

July 13, 2013 by Jessica Kennedy
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The International Energy Agency (IEA) has released a World Energy Outlook Special Report warning the world that current climate change policies are on track to far exceed the goal of limiting temperature rise to 2°C.[read more]

Renewables Aren’t Yet Cleaning Up the Global Energy System

April 21, 2013 by Stephen Lacey
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dirty energy's winning

Despite big drops in the cost of renewable energy systems and strong growth in deployment around the world, the fossil fuel industry remains unchallenged in its dominance, pushing global carbon emissions without any signs of stopping.[read more]

Lowballing Carbon Dioxide Emissions Projections: IEA Edition

June 19, 2012 by Roger Pielke, Jr.
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The International Energy Agency has released a new analysis that helps to demonstrate the systemic failure of policy analyses focused on carbon dioxide emissions reductions.In the new report the IEA projects that by 2030 the world will be emitting about 45 Gt (gigatonnes) of carbon dioxide. Yet, in 2008, just 4 years ago the IEA was...[read more]

International Energy Agency: Double Current Pace of Clean Energy Development

June 19, 2012 by Tyler Hamilton
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Climate-change skeptics like to call environmentalists “alarmists” because of their call for urgent action to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions. The skeptics say the science is too uncertain, that there’s no rush to act, and those who argue otherwise are sanctimonious lefties out of touch with reality.For them it’s drill baby, drill.It’s a...[read more]

Developing Countries’ Climate Change Adaptation Costs May Double $100 Billion per Year by 2050

May 30, 2012 by Tom Schueneman

Global climate is on track for changes including a greater than 2°C rise in average temperature, and that’s going to result in adaptation costs for developing countries well above the World Bank’s 2°C estimate of $70 billion by 2020 and as much as $100 billion per year by 2050.[read more]

We're heading for 6 degrees rise says IEA. Here's a way to stop it.

May 29, 2012 by David Thorpe
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I've got good news and bad news. Which would you like first? OK, here's the bad news, and it's really bad. According to the latest figures from the International Energy Agency, greenhouse gas emissions reached a record high last year of 31.6 gigatonnes, an increase of 1Gt, or 3.2%, on 2010. IEA’s energy pathway, that seeks to limit the...[read more]

Five short stories from World Energy Outlook

March 28, 2012 by David Hone

The IEA’s World Energy Outlook (WEO) is an annual tradition, the result of much work, data analysis and presentation. A formative volume is produced for all to read and digest, but few of us have the time to do so in the detail required. As such we rely to some extent on IEA presentations and summary documents. One such presentation was given by IEA Chief Economist Dr. Fatih Birol for the British Institute of Energy Economics. Rather than a WEO “tour de force”, the format was closer to storytelling, or more correctly short stories. Here are five pearls that emerge from the most recent WEO.[read more]

Carbon Emissions At Highest Level Ever; Data Shows They Are Growing

June 1, 2011 by Nathanael Baker

The latest data from the U.S. National Oceanic and Atomospheric Agency's (NOAA) Earth Systems Research Laboratory shows that carbon dioxide levels have reached the highest the laboratory has ever recorded in its 50 year history. Located 12,000 feet above sea level in Mauna Loi, Hawaii, this NOAA atmospheric monitoring station is...[read more]