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The IEA's Bridge Scenario to a Low Carbon World Again Underestimates the Role of Renewables

June 29, 2015 by Adam Whitmore
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IEA and Renewables Measurement

The IEA has just produced its World Energy Outlook Special Report on Energy and Climate Change, which is intended to describe how the energy sector can transition to being part of a lower carbon world. It includes a new Bridge Scenario which emphasizes what can be done over the next decade or two.[read more]

Four Demands for Paris

June 23, 2015 by David Hone

Paris Agreement Planning

The call was very clear, here were “four demands” for Paris COP21 being presented to a group in London. But the surprise was the presenter; not a climate focussed NGO or an activist campaigning for change, but Fatih Birol, Chief Economist for the International Energy Agency.[read more]

Why EIA, IEA, and BP Oil Forecasts are Too High

June 12, 2015 by Gail Tverberg
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Oil Forecasting and Risk

When forecasting how much oil will be available in future years, a standard approach seems to be the following: 1. Figure out how much GDP growth the researcher hopes to have in the future. 2. “Work backward” to see how much oil is needed, based on how much oil was used for a given level of GDP in the past.[read more]

IEA: CO2 Emissions Decouple From Economic Growth For First Time In 40 Years

March 18, 2015 by Joseph Romm

Emissions and Economic Growth

Energy-related carbon dioxide emissions flatlined globally in 2014, while the world economy grew. The International Energy Agency reports that this marks “the first time in 40 years in which there was a halt or reduction in emissions of the greenhouse gas that was not tied to an economic downturn.”[read more]

The IEA's Central Projections for Renewables Continue to Look Way Too Low

March 2, 2015 by Adam Whitmore
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IEA Projections for Renewables

The IEA’s projections for wind energy and solar energy capacity look much too low, continuing a history of vastly underestimating renewables growth. Their projections are not a reliable basis for projecting the world’s future power generation mix.[read more]

China Coal Use Can Peak this Decade: What Did the IEA Miss?

December 22, 2014 by Lauri Myllyvirta

China Peak Coal and the IEA

The IEA published its Medium-Term Coal Market Report, with a lot of attention devoted to proffering the notion that China’s coal consumption will continue to grow until the end of this decade. A thorough analysis of Chinese energy trends suggests that coal peak is much more achievable than the IEA made it seem.[read more]

The IEA's Stressful Outlook

December 8, 2014 by Geoffrey Styles
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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]

Future Energy Fellows post

Gilded Age of Gas

October 12, 2014 by Imran MacMillan
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If we are entering the ‘Golden Age of Gas,’ a phrase used by the IEA since 2011 to describe the expansion of global Liquid Natural Gas trading and the US shale gas boom, the implications for producer nations like Qatar should be ubiquitously positive.[read more]

IEA Acknowledges Rebound Effects

October 7, 2014 by Alex Trembath
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Rebound Effects

A reversal in the International Energy Agency’s views on energy efficiency suggests that as much as 2,176 million tons of oil equivalent worth of extra clean energy consumption will be required by 2035 to meet the organization’s aggressive climate targets.[read more]

$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]