IEA: World needs flexible power systems as renewables rise

Their share is forecast to increase from 25% today to more than 40% by 2040

South Africa joins IEA as association country

It opens new opportunities to jointly work towards a more sustainable and secure energy future for Africa and the world

Oil and gas sector ‘requires wide-ranging reforms’

The IEA says the sector needs to adapt to face “unprecedented challenges”

Energy efficiency improvements ‘could save more than $500bn per year’

The IEA claims the right policies could help extract twice as much economic value from energy

‘Modern bioenergy’ to lead renewable growth to 2023, says IEA

It is forecast to remain the largest renewable source due to its widespread use in heat and transport

IEA: Rising consumption of plastics to drive oil demand growth

Petrochemicals – i.e. components derived from oil and gas used in daily products like plastics, clothing and detergents – are to account for more than a third of growth to 2030

Fall in global energy investment raises security and climate concerns

The International Energy Agency said the share of fossil fuels in energy supply investment rose last year for the first time since 2014

IEA: China to drive global gas demand growth

The nation is forecast to be the largest natural gas importer by 2019

IEA: Electric vehicles on the world’s roads exceed three million mark

The uptake is said to be driven by strong government policies and falling battery costs

IEA: Only four out of 38 clean technologies on track to meet sustainability goals

Most technologies will not meet the climate, energy access and air pollution targets under its Sustainable Development Scenario