Global EV sales expected to grow in 2020, despite the pandemic’s impacts on the auto industry

The IEA estimates global EV sales could reach 2.3m in 2020, with a record total of 10m being in use on the roads by the end of the year

IEA: Coronavirus lockdown to see global emissions fall by record 8%

The impact of Covid‑19 on energy demand in 2020 could be more than seven times larger than the impact of the 2008 financial crisis on global energy demand

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OECD renewable energy production in October up 5% on previous year

The latest Monthly Electricity Statistics report from the International Energy Agency shows this accounted for 27.5% of total net production

Indian energy efficiency upgrades avoid 15% of additional energy demand

The International Energy Agency also found the nation reduced carbon dioxide emissions by 300 million tonnes between 2000 and 2018

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

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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

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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