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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]


China Energy Use to Soar, Driving Demand for Coal, Oil & Clean Energy Alike

November 10, 2010 by Jesse Jenkins

China's demand for energy will soar 75% by 2035, according to the latest world energy forecast from the International Energy Agency (IEA). The growing economic aspirations of 1.3 billion Chinese will put pressure on global energy markets, driving demand for both clean and dirty energy alike. So while China's rise will push up global prices for oil and coal and increase pressures on already tight markets for fossil fuels, the country's insatiable appetite for energy may also fuel a revolution in clean technology over the coming decades.[read more]

An “iPod” for the global poor

October 10, 2010 by Marc Gunther

While we Americans  plug an ever-increasing number of gadgets into the wall, about 1.5 billion people in the world, most in sub Saharan Africa and south Asia, live without access to electricity, according to the International Energy Agency. It will take years, perhaps decades, to get electricity to all of them, so in the meantime a...[read more]

What’s in the IEA’s roadmaps to carbon-free electricity?

June 11, 2010 by Nathan Wilson

The International Energy Agency (IEA) has begun releasing a set of technology roadmaps (IEA Roadmaps ) that describe a 40 year long transition to a low carbon energy future, with targets, milestones, and policy needs.  The individual roadmaps are combined in their “BLUE Map” scenario which yields a 50% reduction in global CO2...[read more]