IEA: Global gas demand set for slow growth due to high prices

Analysts expect slower economic growth and less switching from coal or oil to gas

Government slammed over ‘failure to ask EDF to keep Hinkley Point B open’

The Energy Minister has admitted that his department did not ask EDF to extend the operating life of the plant

People urged to use less air conditioning to dodge Russian energy

The agency has advised people to raise their air conditioner’s temperature, drive slower and avoid short-haul flights

Governmental clean energy spending rose by 50% in Covid recovery

However, developing economies represent just one-tenth of this spending, a new report claims

Fatih Birol reappointed IEA’s Executive Director

Dr Fatih Birol will serve a third term as boss of the organisation

Government ‘should defy net zero critics’

IEA chief Fatih Birol hopes Britain will continue with the climate leadership despite campaigns by anti-net zero groups

Slower global gas demand growth by 2021, says IEA

Growth in natural gas demand will slow to 1.5%  per year globally by 2021. That’s according to the International Energy Agency (IEA) which last year predicted a gas demand growth of 2% for the same period. Cheaper coal prices and strong renewables growth are among the reasons which are blocking gas from expanding more rapidly […]

Mexico seeks to join International Energy Agency

Mexico plans to join the International Energy Agency (IEA). The IEA works to ensure reliable, affordable and clean energy for its 29 member countries. It focuses on energy security, economic development, environmental awareness and engagement worldwide. Mexican Secretary of Energy Pedro Joaquín Coldwell presented an official letter declaring the Mexico’s interest in becoming a member […]

Fatih Birol named head of energy watchdog

The chief economist of the International Energy Agency (IEA) has been confirmed as the next head of the organisation. Fatih Birol applied to be the executive director of the IEA and will replace Maria van der Hoeven when she completes her four-year term at the end of August. Mr Birol has served as chief economist […]

Global emissions hit record levels

Global CO2 emissions hit a record high of 31.6 gigatonnes in 2011. According to the International Energy Association (IEA) the new peak, which is 1Gt higher than the year before, threatens to scupper plans to prevent global warming. The IEA has a climate change scenario which requires global CO2 emissions to reach a maximum of 32.6 […]