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from International Energy Agency’s (IEA) 2014 World Energy Outlook

Renewable Energy Share In Sub-Saharan Africa Could Reach 45% By 2040, IEA Reports

Renewable Energy Share In Sub-Saharan Africa Could Reach 45% By 2040, IEA Reports

“A better functioning energy sector is vital to ensuring that the citizens of sub-Saharan Africa can fulfil their aspirations. The energy sector is acting as a brake on development, but this can be overcome and the benefits of success are huge.” So said IEA Executive Director Maria van der Hoeven in conjunction with the release


Renewables to Surpass Gas and Nuclear by 2016

Power generated from renewable sources is projected to surpass that of natural gas and twice the power generated by nuclear by 2016, according to a report by the International Energy Agency. Renewable sources will be the second most important global source of energy by 2016 due to its continuing growth, according to the “Medium-Term Renewable


IEA: Renewables to Grow 40% by 2018

Despite economic uncertainties, global power generation from renewable sources of energy is seen to grow by more than 40 percent to almost 6,400 terawatt-hours over the next five years, or roughly 1.5 times the current electricity production in the United States, according to a report from the International Energy Agency. Renewable energy generation from 2011

Chinese miners process coal from a mine

DOE’s International Energy Outlook: Wrong on Developing World

Regular readers will remember that I predicted that China would be using 247 quads by 2030, far more than the Department of Energy’s forecast of 163 quads.  Is it possible they will be using even more than my pessimistic prediction? “Data from China’s National Bureau of Statistics show the total energy consumed in China in

Ascension Island Green Way

IEA: Renewable Energy Investment Must Double by 2020

Getting ever louder in its calls for the world to get serious about climate change, the International Energy Agency (IEA) is also increasingly concrete about what needs to be done. Global investments in renewable energy must double by 2020 to $23.9 trillion to keep global temperatures from rising beyond 2°C, says IEA in its new


The World’s Current Power Infrastructure

Both the IEA and CARMA put the number of power plants worldwide at about 50,000. Of these, the IEA carries information on about 2,300 coal-fired plants that use about 7,000 individual generators. However, Platts UDI Directory has listings for over 160,000 electricity generating power units. The typical size of a coal fired power plant is

IEA World Energy Outlook 2010

The IEA world energy outlook is a yearly report that details global renewable energy industryfactors and policies moving forward based on the year’s market trends,as well as environmental factors. This year’s report outlines threescenarios: 1. the scenario that we stay at current renewable energypolicies, 2. All G20 countries follow through on their future renewableenergy policy

The IEA’s Global Roadmap For CSP

Along with its photovoltaic solar (PV) roadmap, the International Energy Agency also released a roadmap formaximizing concentrated solar’s (CSP) global potential [pdf]. The two reports, released congruently at the Mediterranean Solar Plan conference in Valencia, Spain, depict thetwo forms of solar as working differently but harmoniously in providingthe world with clean energy — up to a


The IEA’s Global Solar Roadmap Part 1 – PV

Highlighting plenty of good news for solar on a global scale, the International Energy Agency (IEA) recently released a photovoltaic solarroadmap [pdf] at the Meditteranean Solar Plan conference in Valencia, Spain. High on the IEA’s agenda: the great potential for global solar toreduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, citing some big numbers. "The combination of solar photovoltaics

IEA: World Leaders Must Act on Climate

“Whilethe details of a binding agreement may not be completely worked out inCopenhagen, it is more important than ever that participants send astrong, indicative and ambitious signal that can guide energyinvestment and policy decisions globally,” said Nobuo Tanaka, theExecutive Director of the International Energy Agency (IEA), today atthe UN Climate Change Conference (COP-15) in Copenhagen.