sustainable thinking

IEA articles

IEA calls on policymakers to deliver "multiple benefits" of energy efficiency


International Energy Agency argues that so-called "hidden fuel" can boost economy, tackle poverty, and address climate risks

10 Sep 2014

IEA Renewables Report - At a glance

Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System

All the key stats from the International Energy Organisation's latest assessment of the global market

28 Aug 2014

Global green energy growth threatened by policy uncertainty, IEA warns

A wind turbine under maintenance

Latest renewables report finds growing risks to deployment if support wavers over cost concerns

28 Aug 2014

IEA: $80bn wasted on power for online devices in 2013

Study finds modems, set-top boxes, printers and games consoles using as much electricity when on standby as UK and Norway combined

02 Jul 2014

World not moving fast enough on renewable energy, says IEA

Energy supply investment at $1.6trn annually but needs to rise to $2trn to stop dangerous global warming, energy think tank finds

04 Jun 2014

Report: Global renewable energy jobs count tops 6.5 million

New study from the International Renewable Energy Agency reveals nearly one million renewable energy jobs were created during 2013

12 May 2014

IEA: electricity to rival oil in powering the world economy

Agency says current high carbon approach must be overhauled to ensure global shift to clean electricity

12 May 2014

IEA: Expanding wind and solar power does not mean additional costs

Transformation of power systems is needed to guarantee long-term flexibility, offering huge advantage for emerging economies

28 Feb 2014

IEA: Energy efficiency crucial to solving 'energy trillema'

New report warns world remains on track to exceed 2C global warming target

13 Nov 2013

IEA reveals recipe for global wind energy boost

Wind power could account for 18 per cent of planet's electricity production by 2050 if barriers to deployment can be removed

23 Oct 2013

IEA: Green light needed for urban transport overhaul

Report predicts more fuel efficiency and sustainable city transport networks could save global $70tr through to 2050, while slashing emissions and improving health

10 Jul 2013

IEA: Clean energy to overtake gas by 2016

Rapid growth of sector puts it in line to make up 25 per cent of global electricity production in five years' time

26 Jun 2013

Will the IEA's climate masterplan work?

The IEA's redrawn climate map is pragmatic and realistic, but will governments listen?

11 Jun 2013

IEA sets out global climate action plan

Redrawing the Energy Climate Map sets out four point plan that would curb global emissions ahead of 2020, while imposing no net cost on economy

10 Jun 2013

IEA: Clean energy progress has stalled

Agency warns clean tech investment is too slow to avoid worst impacts of global warming

17 Apr 2013

IEA chief: Biofuels output will 'stall' unless sustainability challenge is overcome

Global production matched UK crude oil in 2012, but industry needs internationally agreed standards to secure long-term future

14 Mar 2013

IEA chief: 'Fossil fuel subsidies are public enemy number one for green energy'

Fatih Birol says it does not make sense for governments to promote renewables at the same time as subsidising coal, oil and gas

04 Feb 2013

HSBC: Oil majors at risk from 'unburnable' reserves

HSBC study finds meeting international climate goals could strip 60 per cent of the value from companies such as BP, Shell, and Statoil

29 Jan 2013

IEA warns coal renaissance threatens climate crisis

New report argues that without drastic policy action coal will rival oil as dominant energy source by 2017

19 Dec 2012

IEA slams 'epic failure' of global energy efficiency policy

Report bemoans 'disappointingly slow' progress in tapping energy efficiency potential, as figures show 30 per cent rise in fossil fuel subsidies

12 Nov 2012

IEA: Solar thermal could boil away Germany's carbon emissions

Governments urged to boost support for solar heating and cooling, as IEA warns Ireland's ambitious green energy targets could increase its reliance on natural gas

12 Jul 2012

IEA predicts 40 per cent boost in renewables capacity by 2017

First medium-term outlook report predicts renewables globally will soon generate 6,400 terawatt hours a year

06 Jul 2012

IEA: Clean energy transformation "falling further behind"

Existing technologies can keep temperature rise below 2°C but governments need to step up investment in renewables

12 Jun 2012

IEA: electricity market reform may cost businesses

Mainly positive review of UK energy policy says costs could rise if ambitious legislation goes wrong

30 May 2012

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