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Power generation from renewables twice that of nuclear and more than gas by 2016 but challenges remain

June 27th, 2013 by International Energy Agency

The International Energy Agency (IEA) has stated in its second annual Medium-Term Renewable Energy Market Report (MTRMR) that power generation from hydro, wind, solar and other renewable sources worldwide will exceed that from gas and be twice that from nuclear by 2016. According to the MTRMR, despite a difficult economic context, renewable power is expected […]

CEO survey reveals greater concern for energy and raw material costs

December 10th, 2012 by PwC

According to preliminary results from PwC’s Global Annual CEO Survey, concern about energy and raw material costs as a threat to business growth prospects are at a three year high. Fifty-three percent of CEOs – a 7% increase on last year’s results – said the issue had now overtaken consumer spending and behaviour as a […]

UK household energy bill increases caused mainly by rising cost of gas

December 14th, 2011 by Committee on Climate Change

The UK Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has published its first comprehensive analysis of the impact of meeting carbon budgets on household energy bills. The Committee concludes that recent bill increases are primarily due to increased wholesale gas costs. Out to 2020, policies to achieve a low-carbon economy will add around £110 to bills – […]

The International Energy Agency publishes the World Energy Outlook 2011

November 9th, 2011 by International Energy Agency

Without a bold change of policy direction, the world will lock itself into an insecure, inefficient and high-carbon energy system, the International Energy Agency warned as it launched the 2011 edition of the World Energy Outlook (WEO). The agency’s flagship publication said there is still time to act, but the window of opportunity is closing.