Archive | Source: International Energy Agency

Event: IEA Ministerial Meeting 2017 (Paris, 7-8 November 2017)

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Press Release: Market flexibility is improving thanks to LNG and markets currently well supplied but gas security remains a concern

While gas markets are currently well supplied, the transformation of natural gas markets from regional systems to more globalized and interdependent markets is creating new security challenges, according to the International Energy Agency’s latest assessment of global gas security. Full article…

Commentary: Declining energy research budgets are a cause for concern

“Preliminary data for 2016 show that the total public RD&D budget of IEA member countries was $16.6 billion. While these funding levels are among the highest since 1974, accounting for inflation and relative purchasing power, this represents the fourth straight year of decline. Companies are also spending less than they were three years ago. This is cause for concern.”

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Press Release: IEA kicks off training week on energy efficiency in Tbilisi, Georgia

TBILISI – The International Energy Agency kicked-off the IEA for EU4Energy Energy Efficiency Training Week in Tbilisi today bringing 150 participants from 11 countries across Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia. Full article…

Press Release: IEA executive director joins Canada’s Natural Resources Minister at Generation Energy forum

WINNIPEG – Dr Fatih Birol, the Executive Director of the International Energy Agency, visited Canada to participate in the Generation Energy forum hosted by Jim Carr, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources. As Canada celebrates its 150th anniversary, the IEA is adding its support to Generation Energy, a society-wide debate on the pathways to an affordable, low-carbon energy future for Canada.  Full article…

Press Release: IEA holds second universal meeting of its Technology Collaboration Programme

The International Energy Agency held the second universal meeting of its Technology Collaboration Programmes (TCPs) in Paris today to discuss ways to accelerate energy technology innovation.

The meeting brought together experts from 34 technology programmes and government officials from IEA member and partner countries. It provided a timely and strategic opportunity to review how TCPs can strengthen the IEA’s efforts as a global hub for energy system transformation and innovation.

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Press Release: Minister Zypries and IEA Executive Director launch new energy efficiency market report

BERLIN – Brigitte Zypries, Germany’s Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy, and Dr Fatih Birol, the Executive Director of the International Energy Agency, launched the IEA’s new Energy Efficiency 2017 market report in the German capital yesterday in the presence of government officials, international stakeholders and diplomats, and members of the German media.   Full article…

Press Release: Solar PV grew faster than any other fuel in 2016, opening a new era for solar power

New solar PV capacity grew by 50% last year, with China accounting for almost half of the global expansion, according to the International Energy Agency’s latest renewables market analysis and forecast. For the first time, solar PV additions rose faster than any other fuel, surpassing the net growth in coal.

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Press Release: Plotting a more sustainable course for the international shipping sector

International maritime shipping currently accounts for about 800 million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) emissions per year, a figure that could almost double by 2060 under current energy and climate commitments made by the International Maritime Organization. Full article…

Press Release: Examining the future of natural gas in MIKTA countries

Representatives from MIKTA nations – Mexico, Indonesia, Korea, Turkey and Australia – met in Paris today to discuss the future of  natural gas and review gas-security issues in their countries at a gathering supported by the International Energy Agency. Full article…

Press Release: Chair of IEA Photovoltaic Power Systems TCP honoured in Amsterdam

Dr Stefan Nowak was awarded the European Becquerel Prize for Outstanding Merits in Photovoltaics on Monday at the EU PV Conference in Amsterdam. This prize, established by the European Commission in 1989, was awarded to Dr Nowak in honor of his significant contributions in the field of integration of solar photovoltaic electricity into the global energy system. Full article…

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