Tag Archive for 'International Energy Agency'

Fossil fuel asset exposure poses clear risk to investment portfolios

September 25th, 2015 by European Climate Foundation

According to the Arabella Advisors report published on 22 September 2015, the movement to divest from fossil fuels and invest in renewable energy and climate solutions has grown 50-fold in the last year to reach $2.6 trillion. More than 400 institutions and 2,000 individuals have pledged to divest from fossil fuel investments. Recent pledges have come […]

Report criticises governments for global fossil fuel subsidies of over $500 billion per year

November 12th, 2013 by Overseas Development Institute

Just two years ahead of a crucial UN climate change summit, many of the world’s richest countries continue to pour finance into fossil fuel subsidies, with average spending running at US$112 per adult according to a report from the Overseas Development Institute. The report ‘Time to change the game’ notes that fossil fuel subsidies cost […]

Energy efficiency measures can be more important than any single fuel

October 31st, 2013 by International Energy Agency

The International Energy Agency’s inaugural Energy Efficiency Market Report states that the scale of global investment in energy efficiency and its contribution to energy demand are as significant as those of other developed supply-side resources. The report joins the IEA market reports for oil, gas, coal and renewable energy, highlighting the place of energy efficiency […]

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 […]

Economic study shows advantages of UK offshore wind energy

December 4th, 2012 by WWF

Investment in UK offshore wind energy would create more jobs and generate higher GDP than reliance on gas-fired power, with only marginal impacts on electricity prices, according to a Cambridge Econometrics report ‘A Study into the Economics of Gas and Offshore Wind‘ published on 4 December 2012 by WWF-UK and Greenpeace. “Much of the debate […]

Energy efficiency investment more worthwhile than increasing supply

October 26th, 2012 by University of East Anglia

According to research from the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change at the University of East Anglia, much more needs to be done to develop energy efficient cars, buildings and domestic appliances to address climate change. A report, ‘Marginalization of end-use technologies in energy innovation for climate protection‘ published in Nature Climate Change on 26 October 2012, […]

IEA produces roadmap to improve vehicle fuel efficiency by 50 percent

September 20th, 2012 by International Energy Agency

The International Energy Agency (IEA) shows how the right policies and technologies could improve the fuel efficiency of road vehicles by 50% by the middle of the century, saving as much as 80% of current annual global oil consumption. The transport sector currently accounts for a 20% of global final energy consumption, and increased demand […]

Wind energy’s growing importance as part of a sustainable future for all

June 15th, 2012 by The European Wind Energy Association

Global Wind Day is Friday 15 June, when thousands will experience the power of wind energy at more than 200 events in at least 40 countries around the world. Global Wind Day is building pressure on world leaders gathering next week for the Rio +20 Summit to commit to doubling the share of renewable energy […]

IEA report urges energy efficiency and faster adoption of clean energy

May 1st, 2012 by International Energy Agency

While progress is being made on renewable energy, most clean energy technologies are not being deployed quickly enough, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said in an annual progress report presented to ministers and representatives of nations that together account for four-fifths of global energy demand. The report, Tracking Clean Energy Progress, highlights the rapid progress […]

International Energy Agency to publish first annual medium-term report on renewable energy sector in July 2012

February 27th, 2012 by International Energy Agency

The International Energy Agency (IEA) will acknowledge the coming of age of the renewable energy sector by publishing, for the first time, an annual medium-term report which analyses that market. This publication on renewable energy – which is now the fastest growing sector of the energy mix and accounts for almost a fifth of all […]