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Press Release: The US shale revolution has reshaped the energy landscape at home and abroad, according to latest IEA policy review

The International Energy Agency released its latest in-depth review of US energy policies on Friday, welcoming US leadership on innovation and highlighting the far-reaching impact of the country’s shale revolution.

Press Release: US Senator Lisa Murkowski becomes newest member of Global Commission for Urgent Action on Energy Efficiency

United States Senator Lisa Murkowski has agreed to become an honorary member of a high-level global commission seeking to jump-start action on energy efficiency by governments around the world, the International Energy Agency announced today.

Press Release: Morocco and IEA co-host workshop on the future of clean cooking

Experts and stakeholders from across Morocco and beyond gathered last week in Rabat for a workshop on “Sustainable Clean Cooking – The outlook for electric cooking in Morocco”. The event, which ran from 4-5 September, was co-hosted by the Moroccan Ministry of Energy, Mines and Sustainable Development, the Moroccan Agency for Energy Efficiency and the International Energy Agency.

Event: Sixth Annual Expert Workshop: Challenges in Electricity Decarbonisation (Paris, 17 & 18 October 2019)

The Sixth Annual EPRI-IEA Challenges in Electricity Decarbonisation Expert Workshopwill focus on the growing number of mid-century electric sector emissions targets announced by governments and electric utilities throughout the world, near- and long-term strategies to achieve those targets, and potential challenges likely to be encountered along the way.

Press Release: Commentary – Three priorities for energy technology innovation partnerships

Governments around the world are setting increasingly ambitious climate targets while at the same time pursuing challenging national policy goals such as affordable and sustainable energy for all. In many cases, achieving these goals will require technologies that either do not yet exist, or are not yet ready for market, meaning innovation will be critical. Technology innovation can be a game changer across all sectors, including power generation, industry, buildings and transport.

Press Release: President of Georgia joins Global Commission for Urgent Action on Energy Efficiency

President Salomé Zourabichvili of Georgia has joined a high-level global commission that is studying how to quickly speed up energy efficiency progress through new and stronger policy action, the International Energy Agency announced today.

Press Release: Executive Director makes official visit to India

he International Energy Agency’s Executive Director, Dr Fatih Birol, was in India on a two-day visit last week during which he met with ministers to discuss the energy priorities of the recently elected government, and delivered a keynote speech at a major energy conference.

Press Release: IEA closely monitoring Strait of Hormuz situation, stands ready to act if needed

The International Energy Agency is closely monitoring developments in the Strait of Hormuz, including the recent seizure of a UK-flagged oil tanker, and stands ready to act if needed. The IEA considers that the right of free energy transit is critical to the global economy and must be maintained.

Press Release: IEA launches new tool for tracking oil and gas-related methane emissions worldwide

The International Energy Agency has launched a new online tool that tracks oil and gas-related sources of methane, a major and often overlooked greenhouse gas. The new “methane tracker” offers the most comprehensive global picture of methane emissions, covering eight industry areas across more than seventy countries.

Press Release: IEA hosts high-level meeting on technologies for a clean energy future

The International Energy Agency on 11 July hosted a discussion among leading global energy sector figures about technologies that can help to bring about a clean energy future, including hydrogen and nuclear power.

Press Release: Commentary: Global patent applications for climate change mitigation technologies – a key measure of innovation – are trending down

One of the key measures of innovation in climate change mitigation is showing worrying trends, according to new evidence from the IEA and the OECD.

Press Release: The who and how of power system flexibility

All around the world, power systems are changing fast. For example last year Denmark supplied 63% of its power demand from variable renewables (wind and solar PV) while last June Great Britain went a full 18 days without burning coal for power generation.

Press Release: Commentary – Carbon market negotiations under the Paris Agreement

The world’s climate negotiators recently concluded two weeks of discussions about the next steps for the landmark 2015 Paris Agreement, with carbon market rules high on the agenda.

The annual mid-year climate negotiations are generally held ahead of the annual Conference of the Parties (COP), the top decision-making body for climate negotiations.

Blogpost: Commentary – Three reasons why the IEA report on hydrogen is a game-changer

The International Energy Agency’s groundbreaking new report on hydrogen, launched this month on the margins of the meeting of G20 energy and environment ministers in Japan, was a key moment for hydrogen, which is enjoying unprecedented momentum around the world.

Press Release: IEA holds largest ever energy efficiency conference and launches new global commission for urgent action

The International Energy Agency’s biggest ever Global Conference on Energy Efficiency opened in Dublin on 24 June, bringing together government ministers, CEOs and energy experts from around the world to discuss critical topics like financing, policy innovation and digitalisation.

Event: 4th Annual Global Conference on Energy Efficiency (Dublin, 24 & 25 June 2019)

The International Energy Agency’s fourth annual Global Conference on Energy Efficiency will take place in Dublin, Ireland, on Monday 24 and Tuesday 25 June.

The Irish Prime Minister, Mr Leo Varadkar, will open the invitation-only event, which will feature Ministers, CEOs and heads of international organisations.

A particular focus of this year’s event will be the impact of digitalisation on energy efficiency, and lessons learned from leaders around the world. Additional themes will include financing, business and policy innovations and the multiple benefits of energy efficiency.

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