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Event: Webinar – China Energy Outlook (Paris, 18 December 2017)

This year, World Energy Outlook-2017 includes a focus on China to examine how the country’s choices could reshape the global outlook for all fuels and technologies. China’s economic growth has shaped energy markets over the past two decades. Although its influence ranges across the energy spectrum, it has been felt most prominently in the coal and oil markets. But China is entering a new era of development as it transitions to a more services-based economic model and places emphasis on cleaner, more efficient energy technologies. China’s energy sector is moving in new directions. Full article…

Press Release: Executive Director meets with China’s Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli

BEIJING – Dr Fatih Birol, the International Energy Agency’s executive director, met with Mr. Zhang Gaoli, Vice Premier of the People’s Republic of China, to discuss the IEA’s commitment to deepening its cooperation with China during the country’s economic and energy transition.  Full article…

Press Release: High-speed rail presents major opportunities for decarbonisation of transport

High-speed rail (HSR) passenger activity totalled 625 billion passenger kilometres in 2015 with China, Europe and Japan together accounting for 95% of the global total. HSR is also the fastest growing passenger rail transport service worldwide – while global high-speed rail activity has grown steadily since 2005, growth accelerated to nearly 70% over 2013 to 2015, mainly as a result of a surge in China. Full article…

Press Release: The IEA Energy Efficiency Indicators Database

Having reliable data and indicators on how energy is used is key to informing and monitoring the effectiveness of energy efficiency policies. Highlighting the importance of such data, the IEA has for the first time published an Energy Efficiency Indicators database with annual data from 2000 to 2015. Full article…

Press Release: COP23: An important step towards Paris Agreement implementation

For the last two decades, the International Energy Agency has attended the annual UNFCCC Conference of Parties (COP) negotiations, underscoring the fact that meeting climate goals entails transforming energy systems.  Full article…

Press release: Denmark is moving convincingly on decarbonisation

COPENHAGEN– Denmark remains a global leader in decarbonising its economy and is on track to meet its ambitious goal of becoming a low-carbon economy by the middle of the century, according to the International Energy Agency’s latest reviews of the country’s energy policies. Full article…

IEA Commentary – Who wants to be in charge?

Innovation and investment in battery technologies are imperatives for a faster energy transition that cut across different parts of the energy system. The cost and performance of batteries will not only shape how fast electric vehicles (EVs) get into the hands of price-sensitive consumers, but also how easy it is to integrate renewable electricity into the grid.

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A world in transformation: World Energy Outlook 2017 (IEA)

The resurgence in oil and gas production from the United States, deep declines in the cost of renewables and growing electrification are changing the face of the global energy system and upending traditional ways of meeting energy demand, according to the World Energy Outlook 2017.

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Commentary: A new approach to energy and sustainable development – the Sustainable Development Scenario

This commentary is a preview of the forthcoming World Energy Outlook 2017, released on 14 November. The authors are Laura Cozzi, head of the IEA’s Energy Demand Outlook Division; and Timur Gül and Andrew Prag, WEO energy analysts.

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Commentary: Renewable energy offers cost-effective options to cut carbon emissions from industry (IEA)

“Reducing long-term greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the industry sector is one of the toughest challenges of the energy transition. Combustion and process emissions from cement manufacturing, iron- and steelmaking, and chemical production are particularly problematic. But there are a variety of current and future options to increase the uptake of renewables as one possible way to reduce industry sector energy and process carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, which we examine in detail in a new IEA Insight Paper, Renewable Energy for Industry.”

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Press Release: IEA Ministers invite Mexico to become agency’s 30th member

Ministers representing the International Energy Agency’s 29 member countries unanimously endorsed the rapid steps Mexico was taking to become the next member of the IEA, expanding membership to Latin America and providing a major boost for global energy governance. Full article…

Press Release: IEA holds global summit on carbon capture with leading energy ministers and CEOs

The International Energy Agency held a high-level summit with energy ministers, government officials and chief executives of major energy companies to support a renewed push for investment in carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS), a critical technology to tackle greenhouse gas emissions and meet global climate targets. Full article…

Press Release: IEA launches the Clean Energy Transitions Programme to support clean-energy development

The International Energy Agency announced today the launch of the Clean Energy Transitions Programme, a new multi-year, EUR 30 million plan backed by 13 countries to support clean energy transitions around the world.  Full article…

Press Release: World’s energy leaders to meet for 2017 IEA Ministerial Meeting

The world’s energy leaders will meet in Paris this week for the 2017 IEA Ministerial Meeting. This high-level gathering of the IEA Family, including Ministers and Heads of Delegations from the IEA’s 29 members, as well as Association and Accession countries and top business executives, provides a unique opportunity to discuss the most pressing and important energy issues facing the world today.

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IEA activities at COP23

As the world’s leading provider of solutions, analysis, and data for the global energy transition, the IEA stands ready to contribute to COP23.  The IEA is organising a number of key events at COP23 to share its latest analysis.

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Press Release: Digitalization set to transform global energy system with profound implications for all energy actors

Digital technologies are set to transform the global energy system in coming decades, making it more connected, reliable and sustainable. This will have a profound and lasting impact on both energy demand and supply, according to a new report by the International Energy Agency. Full article…

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