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Press Release: Better information needed to improve gender diversity in the clean-energy sector

ROME — Recognizing that the energy sector lags when it comes to gender diversity, the Italian Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development (ENEA) and the International Energy Agency (IEA) brought together over 80 experts from governments, industry, academia and other organisations for a day-long workshop last week to discuss ways to improve data on women’s participation in the clean-energy sector.

Press Release: Economic value of energy efficiency can drive reductions in global CO2 emissions

Ambitious energy efficiency policies can keep global energy demand and energy-related carbon-dioxide (CO₂) emissions steady until 2050, according to a new report by the International Energy Agency.

Press Release: Executive Director Meets with German Minister of Economy and Energy

Dr Fatih Birol, the International Energy Agency’s Executive Director, met Monday with Peter Altmaier, Germany’s Minister of Economy and Energy. The bilateral meeting focused on the IEA’s role in the global clean energy transition thanks to its expertise across all fuels and energy technologies, as well as energy efficiency.

Press Release: Executive Director meets with Saudi Energy Minister, H.E. Khalid A. Al-Falih

Marking the first visit by a Saudi energy minister to the International Energy Agency, H.E. Khalid A. Al-Falih, Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources met with the Agency’s Executive Director, Dr Fatih Birol, at the IEA Headquarters in Paris yesterday, to discuss global oil market developments and IEA-Saudi co-operation.

Press Release: Cement technology roadmap plots path to cutting CO2 emissions 24% by 2050

Paris and Geneva – A combination of technology and policy solutions could provide a pathway to reducing directcarbon dioxide emissions from the cement industry by 24% below current levels by 2050, according to a new report by the International Energy Agency (IEA) and the Cement Sustainability Initiative (CSI).

Press Release: IEA Executive Director visits OPEC Secretary General at Vienna headquarters

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Press Release: Enhancing the Impact of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Policies

Together, energy efficiency and renewable energy will need to deliver more than three quarters of the emission reductions needed in the next decades to reach global climate targets. To achieve this goal, these technologies will need to be deployed much faster than they are now, requiring a more integrated approach between energy efficiency and renewables.

Press Release: Executive Director visits the Netherlands

THE HAGUE – Dr Fatih Birol, the Executive Director of the International Energy Agency, was in The Hague for an official visit today, joined by Mr Noé van Hulst, the Dutch Ambassador to the OECD and Chair of the IEA Governing Board. 

Commentary: Energy has a role to play in achieving universal access to clean water and sanitation

The linkages between water and energy are increasingly recognised across businesses, governments and the public – and have been a major area of analysis in the World Energy Outlook. Thinking about water and energy in an integrated way is essential if the world is to reach the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on water: to ensure the availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.

Press Release: IEA for EU4Energy holds regional training on monthly data in Odessa, Ukraine

IEA for EU4Energy held a week-long training event on monthly energy data in Odessa Ukraine from 12-16 March. The event, which was combined with the 16th Regional JODI Training Workshop, featured a series of training sessions aiming to promote the importance of monthly data to support energy policy making at the national level, in particular in the field of energy security.

Commentary: US budget bill may help carbon capture get back on track

The 2018 US Budget Bill, passed by the House and Senate in mid-February, will shape funding for energy technologies for the next decade. IEA analysis suggests it could trigger the largest surge in carbon capture investment of any policy instrument to date.

Press Release: International Solar Alliance vision to contribute to global sustainable development

On the occasion of the founding conference of the International Solar Alliance (ISA) in New Delhi on 11 March, analysis from the International Energy Agency demonstrates that the ISA’s vision to mobilize more than USD 1000 billion of investment by 2030 for the deployment of solar energy at affordable costs is ambitious yet achievable.

Press Release: Nordic region offers valuable lessons for rapid EV deployment worldwide

The number of electric vehicles (EVs) in the Nordic region is projected to reach 4 million cars by 2030, or more than 15 times the number currently in circulation, according to the International Energy Agency’s Nordic EV Outlook 2018, a swift rate of deployment that can offer valuable lessons for rapid EV adoption around the world.

Commentary: Gender diversity in energy sector is critical to clean energy transition

The energy sector remains one of the least gender diverse sectors in the economy, despite recent efforts to promote and encourage women’s participation. Women face structural and cultural challenges and the lack of women in leadership positions in the clean-energy sector compounds the difficulty in recruiting and retaining female leaders.

Event: World Energy Investment Roundtable 2018 (Paris, 9 March 2018)

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Record oil output from US, Brazil, Canada and Norway to keep global markets well supplied

Oil production growth from the United States, Brazil, Canada and Norway can keep the world well supplied, more than meeting global oil demand growth through 2020, but more investment will be needed to boost output after that, according to the International Energy Agency’s latest annual report on oil markets.

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