IEA accused of ‘holding governments back on climate policy’

The International Energy Agency’s New Policy Scenario is said to be commonly used as a roadmap for policies and investment

IEA: Global carbon emissions hit record high last year

The International Energy Agency says current efforts to combat climate change are far from enough

IEA: Policymakers must pay more attention to renewable heat

Policymakers must give more attention to renewable heat to help with the clean energy transition and meet emissions targets. That’s the view of Ute Collier, Senior Renewable Energy Analyst at the International Energy Agency (IEA), who believes many countries are focusing policies on renewable electricity but renewable heat is getting “much less attention”. She said renewable […]

Chile ‘making significant progress in going clean’

Chile has made significant progress in developing its renewable energy potential. That’s according to a new review from the International Energy Agency (IEA), which applauds the country’s new legislations and says they have encouraged investment in generating clean capacity across the sector. However, the organisation urges more ambition on energy efficiency and sustainable use of […]

Denmark ‘on track to be fossil fuel free by 2050’

Denmark is on track to meet its ambitious goal of becoming a low carbon economy, independent of fossil fuels, by 2050. That’s according to the International Energy Agency (IEA), which suggests the nation is also powering towards its 2030 target to generate at least half of the country’s total energy consumption through renewables. The IEA […]

Brazil joins IEA as association country

Brazil has joined the International Energy Agency (IEA) as an association country. They have signed a detailed three-year programme highlighting a range of issues of mutual interest and co-operation. The IEA believes Brazil’s leading expertise in bioenergy, hydro and other forms of clean and conventional power provides an “excellent” basis to develop solutions for global […]

IEA: Growth of EVs won’t reverse rising oil demand

Rising oil demand will be slowed down but will not be reversed even as the sale of electric vehicles (EVs) rise “steeply” in the next two decades. That’s according to the International Energy Agency (IEA), whish forecasts global oil demand will continue to grow to 2040, although at a steadily decreasing pace. Fuel efficiency and […]

Cutting emissions in industry ‘one of toughest energy transition challenges’

Reducing long term greenhouse gas emissions in the industry sector is one of the toughest challeges of the energy transition. That’s the view of the International Energy Agency (IEA), which states combustion and process emissions from cement manufacturing, iron and steelmaking and chemical production are “particularly problematic”. However, it suggests increasing the uptake of renewables […]

IEA: Digitalisation will transform global power system

Digital technologies are set to transform the global energy system in the coming decades. That’s the view of the International Energy Agency (IEA), which suggests those technologies will make the system more connected, reliable and sustainable, having a “profound and lasting impact” on both energy demand and supply. It forecasts more than one billion households […]

US crude oil exports reach record high

Crude oil exports increased by more than 300,000 barrels per day (b/d) in the first half of this year compared to the same period last year in the US. It reached a record high of 0.9 million b/d, according to latest statistics from the Energy Information Administration (EIA). The US exported crude oil to 27 […]