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Technical vs. Political Feasibility: Between the Lines of the IEA Climate Report

June 26, 2013 by Oliver Geden
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Emphasizing technical feasibility of fancy climate targets while ignoring political infeasibility might be a good recipe for environmental campaigners playing the political blame game, but it doesn't lead to ambitious climate policies.[read more]

Harnessing Energy Efficiency to Overcome a Bleak World Energy Outlook

December 21, 2012 by Sara Hayes

Last month the International Energy Agency (IEA) released its World Energy Outlook 2012 and unfortunately the world outlook is not so good. To be more precise, a key conclusion of the report is that “Taking all new developments and policies into account, the world is still failing to put the global energy system onto a more...[read more]

Beyond Oil: IEA Report Confirms Leading Role for Renewables

December 4, 2012 by Arno Harris
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IEA's World Energy Outlook 2012 generated a flurry of stories about the prediction the U.S. will emerge as the world's leading oil producer by 2020. While it is important news, it is only one of several profound shifts occuring in global energy markets.Equally profound, though less reported, was the fundemental shift in...[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]

Fossil-Fuel Subsidies: Why We Crunched The Numbers

June 19, 2012 by Marianne Lavelle
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Something crucial was missing from the first-ever global inventory of tax breaks for oil companies and other fossil-fuel subsidies when the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development released it last fall. The report detailed all the subtle and not-so-subtle supports for production and consumption of oil,...[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]