Science-based vs net-zero targets for businesses

In May 2019, the UK government set a net-zero emissions target for 2050. It was the first government to set a net-zero target and is currently grappling with how to reach it.

IEA: ‘Rapid and widespread changes needed across all parts of energy system’

The International Energy Agency says this is vital to ensure a secure and sustainable future for the global population

Global energy efficiency progress at lowest rate since 2010

Primary energy intensity, an indicator of how heavily the world’s economic activity uses energy, improved by just 1.2% in 2018

‘International action needed to scale up role of hydrogen’

The International Energy Agency suggests the right policies and support could make the clean gas a key part of a clean and secure energy future

Energy technologies
Most technologies and sectors ‘not keeping pace with long-term energy goals’

The International Energy Agency suggests many types of energy asset are not adequately working towards tackling climate change and delivering energy access

High-speed train
Could improving the railways be the right track to saving energy?

The International Energy Agency suggests trains are an underlooked form of energy efficient transportation

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

IEA: Governments must strengthen energy efficiency policies

Energy efficiency improvements could slide unless global governments continue implementing new policies. That’s according to a new report by the International Energy Agency (IEA), which shows global energy intensity, i.e. energy used per unit of GDP, fell by 1.8% in 2016, suggesting more value was generated from the same amount of energy. The world would […]

Global gas demand ‘to rise 1.6% each year’

Global gas demand is expected to see annual growth of 1.6% for the next five years. That’s according to the International Energy Agency (IEA), which says consumption will reach almost 4,000 billion cubic meters (bcm) by 2022, up from 3,630bcm last year. The organisation says this will be driven by new US supplies feeding growing demand in developing economies, combined […]