The IEA’s Natural Gas Information includes detailed and comprehensive annual data of natural gas supply, demand and trade up to 2016, with provisional data for 2017. For OECD countries, it also contains data of gas consumption by end-use sector up to 2016 and of import and end-use prices up to 2017.
Across the world, extreme weather and prolonged heat waves are setting records. In Europe, the historical heat record – set in Athens 41 years ago – may be broken today if parts of Spain and Portugal creep above 48°C. In Japan, temperatures are still in the mid-30s after Tokyo saw its highest ever recorded temperature of 41°C in late July. And in South Korea as many as 29 people died from heatstroke this week, after temperatures in Seoul hit a 111 year high. Beijing also broke a 50-year record in June.
World Energy Balances 2018 offers final and complete energy balances for 1971 to 2016, with supply estimates for 2017, by country and region. More detailed data in original units are published in World Energy Statistics 2018. This overview from World Energy Balances 2018 contains a summary of the most recent energy trends.
The IEA’s Electricity Information contains time series of electricity and heat data for 35 OECD countries, from 1960 to 2017, with worldwide data up to 2016. Annual statistics are available for detailed supply/demand balances, end-use consumption, electricity trade by partner country, specific autoproducer electricity and heat consumption data, as well as electricity generation capacity by generation type.
The IEA’s newly-enhanced Tracking Clean Energy Progress provides a comprehensive and rigorous assessment of a full range of energy technologies and sectors that are critical in a global clean-energy transition. It includes the most up-to-date information for where technologies are today and where they need to be according to the IEA’s Sustainable Development Scenario, a pathway to reach the Paris Agreement well below 2°C climate goal, deliver universal energy access and significantly lower air pollution.
Global investment in renewable energy declined by 7% in 2017, its largest fall in over 15 years, as reported in the IEA’s World Energy Investment report. Although part of the drop-off was due to falling costs that made renewable sources like solar PV more affordable than ever, the investment decline still represents a warning.
The International Energy Agency is releasing its newly updated online data service for all fuels and energy balances, supported by a series of free overviews. These publications and datasets present comprehensive global data and statistics for 2016, plus provisional data for 2017 from OECD countries where available.
Global energy investment totalled USD 1.8 trillion in 2017, a 2% decline in real terms from the previous year, according to the World Energy Investment 2018 report. More than USD 750 billion went to the electricity sector while USD 715 billion was spent on oil and gas supply globally.
BEIJING/GUIYANG – Dr Fatih Birol, the Executive Director of the International Energy Agency (IEA) was in China from 7-9 July for talks with Chinese ministers on opportunities to broaden and deepen collaboration to bolster energy security, reduce carbon intensity, and improve air quality.
This commentary was written by members of the IEA’s Environment and Climate Change Unit: Anita Hafner, Peter Janoska and Caroline Lee.
The production of heat accounts for around one half of energy demand around the globe – the largest of all energy end uses. Heat demand is also significant in some of the hottest countries such as India where despite the climate it is still necessary for cooking, hot water and industry.
The International Energy Agency (IEA) conducted its 9th emergency response exercise (ERE) from 28-29 June 2018. As part of the IEA’s mandate to promote oil security, ERE’s are held on a biennial basis, supported by training and coordination activities that take place over the course of the year. Last week’s exercise featured IEA member countries along with IEA Association countries Thailand and Morocco, as well as Croatia, Latvia and Slovenia.
WASHINGTON – Dr Fatih Birol, the Executive Director of the International Energy Agency, met with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at the State Department on Tuesday during a two-day visit to the United States.
EA for EU4Energy is holding a three-day Policy Forum in Issyk Kul, Kyrgyzstan from 26-28 June, focusing on energy security and energy subsidies. The forum will cover energy demand restraint programmes, fuel switching, response mechanisms, and energy access.
Strong demand growth from China, greater industrial demand, and rising supplies from the United States, will transform global natural gas markets over the next five years according to the International Energy Agency’s latest market forecast.
The International Energy Agency (IEA) kicked off on Wednesday a workshop to discuss opportunities to accelerate commercial deployment of carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) as a key emissions mitigation technology.
The World Energy Outlook is the gold standard of long-term energy analysis. The 2018 edition provides updated analysis to show what the latest data, technology trends and policy announcements might mean for the energy sector to 2040. It also outlines an integrated way to meet multiple sustainable development goals: limiting the global temperature rise in line with the Paris Agreement, addressing air pollution, and ensuring universal access to energy.
The number of electric and plug-in hybrid cars on the world’s roads exceeded 3 million in 2017, a 54% increase compared with 2016, according to the latest edition of the International Energy Agency’s Global Electric Vehicles Outlook.