world energy outlook

Evaluating Fifteen Years of IEA Energy Forecasts

December 17, 2014 by Schalk Cloete

Analyzing IEA Forecasts

This article takes a look at the accuracy and consistency of International Energy Agency forecasts by comparing a range of historical forecasts with actual data. The largest deviations are observed when looking at oil, coal and renewables other than hydro.[read more]

The IEA's Stressful Outlook

December 8, 2014 by Geoffrey Styles

For an organization established by energy-importing countries in the aftermath of an oil crisis, the recent launch of the International Energy Agency's annual World Energy Outlook (WEO) took surprisingly little satisfaction in the current dip in oil prices, and none in the difficulties it is causing for OPEC.[read more]

Climate Change and the Energy World Map

June 17, 2013 by David Hone

Climate Change Map

The International Energy Agency is well known for its annual World Energy Outlook, released towards the end of each year. In concert with the WEO come one or more special publications and this year is no exception.[read more]

U.S. Natural Gas Capacity Must Peak Soon To Achieve Sustainable Pathway

December 14, 2012 by Adam James

As you may have noticed, the natural gas industry has undergone a bit of a boom in the last few years.In April, generation from natural gas tied that from coal for the first time ever. The boom has some energy analysts hailing a natural gas “miracle.” But others are very concerned, largely because of the local environmental...[read more]

IEA World Energy Outlook: “If We Don’t Change Direction, We’ll End Up Where We’re Heading”

November 14, 2011 by Big Gav

SP at TOD ANZ has a look at the latest IEA report - “If we don’t change direction soon, we’ll end up where we’re heading”.That is the prominent quote headlining the English language executive summary of the World Energy Outlook Report of the International Energy Agency released Wednesday.The following are selected passages from the...[read more]

OECD & IEA: Reforming Fossil-Fuel Subsidies Will Improve The Economy

October 4, 2011 by Tomaz Ostir

In the “about-to-be-published” (Novemeber 9) World Energy Outlook, emphasizes the importance of reforming the fossil-fuel subsidies. Their claim is that "Removing inefficient subsidies would raise national revenues and reduce greenhouse-gas emissions", according to OECD and IEA analyses.[read more]

Phasing out Fossil Fuel Subsidies Will Help, But Only Innovation Can Make Clean Energy Cheap

November 10, 2010 by Jesse Jenkins

By Jesse Jenkins, originally at the Breakthrough InstituteOver at, Tyler Hamilton dives into the International Energy Agency's newly released forecast of global energy trends (exec sum here [pdf]) focusing on the disparity in global subsidies for renewables and fossil fuels:The International Energy Agency put out...[read more]

Subsidies for renewables: $57 billion; subsidies for fossil fuels: $312 billion

November 9, 2010 by Tyler Hamilton

The International Energy Agency put out its annual World Energy Outlook today and urges strong and sustained government support for the deployment of renewable energy. The agency pegs 2009 subsidies for renewables at $57 billion and calls for that to increase to $205 billion by 2035. “The share of modern renewable energy sources,...[read more]

Tamar’s Law: You say you want a carbon revolution?

November 14, 2009 by Dan Yurman

But world governments must open their wallets firstGuest Blog Post by Tamar Cerafici*This is my last post from Sweden, as things heat up for the climate change conference next month in Copenhagen which is just across a narrow body of water (left) called the Kattegatt. A bit of history: the Kattegatt is an interesting maritime formation...[read more]

Nuclear Energy Growth Might Turn Promises of Low Natural Gas Prices Into a Reality

November 6, 2009 by Rod Adams

Just yesterday, I wrote a lengthy piece talking about how natural gas suppliers are working hard to market their product to both gas customers and to politicians who are making large impact energy policy decisions. One of the marketing bullets being used is that natural gas is newly abundant and can thus be considered a reliable, long...[read more]