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.
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.
Dr Fatih Birol, the IEA’s Executive Director, arrived in New Delhi on Wednesday for an official visit to meet with government leaders and participate in the 16th International Energy Forum Ministerial.
Political uncertainty in the Middle East has returned to the fore in recent days. As we write, uncertainty about the next steps in Syria and Yemen have helped propel the price of Brent crude oil back above $70/bbl. It remains to be seen if recently elevated prices are sustained and if so what are the implications for the market demand and supply dynamics.
OECD net electricity production grew by 0.8% compared to 2016 according to IEA monthly data, natural gas production across the OECD rose by 2.4% in 2017 compared to 2016 and the total OECD annual production of crude oil, NGL, and refinery feedstocks increased by 2.6% in 2017 compared to 2016.
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.
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).
The United States is on pace to becoming the world’s top oil producer by 2023, thanks mainly to the phenomenal growth of shale production. The IEA estimates that by then, US output will expand by 3.7 million barrels per day (mb/d), more than half of the world’s expected production capacity growth.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The International Energy Agency kicked off a three-day workshop on Monday titled Beyond energy savings: The multiple benefits of energy efficiency, to emphasize the reach and impact of energy efficiency policies.
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.