What would it take to limit the global temperature rise to 1.5 °C?

16 November 2019
The energy sector is at the front line of the climate debate because it is by far the largest source of the emissions that cause global warming

Energy investment in emerging economies - transforming Southeast Asia’s power sector

5 November 2019
Whichever pathway the region takes, meeting Southeast Asia’s electricity needs and priorities will require higher levels of investment, including enhanced efforts to attract private capital.

Understanding the World Energy Outlook scenarios

29 October 2019
Today’s energy choices and their consequences

Growing preference for SUVs challenges emissions reductions in passenger car market

15 October 2019
Growing SUVs sales offset oil savings from electric cars

Is government support for EVs contributing to a low-emissions future?

10 October 2019
The value of government incentives rose by 72%, but smart policy will be needed to avoid booms and busts, and encourage continuous reductions in average EV prices

Placing innovation and efficiency at the heart of Korea and the world’s energy future

30 September 2019
Energy efficiency brings many benefits to people, the environment and the economy. Korea and the rest of the world have a great deal of potential to accelerate progress in this crucial area.

Non-traditional energy companies lead a record year for corporate investment in energy start-ups

27 September 2019
Non-traditional energy companies lead a record year for corporate investment in energy start-ups

First steps in a reshaping of the energy industry landscape

20 September 2019
There is a growing disconnection between current energy trends and climate goals

The world can’t afford to relax about oil security

19 September 2019
This year's World Energy Outlook explores the oil security implications of changing energy dynamics.

A capital allocation dilemma in energy transitions

18 September 2019
Institutional investors will play a key role in meeting global climate and sustainability objectives

Three priorities for energy technology innovation partnerships

1 August 2019
International collaboration can help governments maximise the impact of innovation efforts and accelerate clean energy transitions

Helping a warming world to keep cool

23 July 2019
Access to air conditioners is becoming a major issue, especially in developing countries

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

11 July 2019
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

The who and how of power system flexibility

10 July 2019
Regulatory innovation and international cooperation are practical steps towards an energy transition

Carbon market negotiations under the Paris Agreement

5 July 2019
IEA contributed to recent global climate change conference in Bonn ahead of next COP25, in Chile

Bitcoin energy use - mined the gap

5 July 2019
Of all the potential implications of blockchain for the energy sector, the energy use of cryptocurrencies – and bitcoin in particular – has captured the most interest

Addressing the diversity challenge in energy sector recruitment

1 July 2019
barriers faced by women in conventional sectors, such as oil and gas, can persist in their emerging counterparts, such as clean energy

Three reasons why the IEA report on hydrogen is a game-changer

25 June 2019
Policy makers should be ready to start putting hydrogen plans into action.

Fossil fuel consumption subsidies bounced back strongly in 2018

13 June 2019
Rising oil consumption and prices far outweighed the effects of subsidy reforms

District heating needs flexibility to navigate the energy transition

6 June 2019
Space heating and hot water production account for around 70% of energy consumption in residential buildings in IEA countries, resulting in significant CO2 emissions

Frontier electric technologies in industry

29 May 2019
Industry has traditionally proved very difficult to electrify – not to mention decarbonise

The clean hydrogen future has already begun

23 April 2019
There is a growing international consensus that clean hydrogen will play a key role in the world’s transition to a sustainable energy future.

Can CO2-EOR really provide carbon-negative oil?

11 April 2019
The logic of “carbon-negative oil” critically depends on the boundaries of the analysis and the origin of the CO2

Shared, automated… and electric?

28 March 2019
Implications of emerging mobility technologies and trends on the future of electric vehicles

Thinking about energy and water together can help ensure that “no one is left behind”

22 March 2019
Energy is essential to solving the world’s water problems

Are aviation biofuels ready for take off?

18 March 2019
Sustainable aviation fuel is needed to curb air travel’s growing climate impact

A long-term view of natural gas security in the European Union

13 March 2019
The debate on Europe's gas security may be shifting to internal questions over the role of gas infrastructure in a decarbonising European energy system

Tracking the decoupling of electricity demand and associated CO2 emissions

8 March 2019
The rate is far from what’s required to meet international climate goals

The mysterious case of disappearing electricity demand

14 February 2019
While global electricity demand growth has been strong, in recent years electricity demand in advanced economies has begun to flatten or in some cases decline

Signposts for the gas outlook

7 February 2019
WEO scenarios and analysis provide insight into the factors that will shape the future of gas markets

Battery storage is (almost) ready to play the flexibility game

7 February 2019
In an electricity world that sees variable renewables at the centre stage, market players and policy makers cannot overlook the need for flexibility

Is exponential growth of solar PV the obvious conclusion?

6 February 2019
The future of solar PV, like so many parts of the energy system, will continue to depend largely on decisions made by governments

Five Key Takeaways from COP24 for Energy

25 January 2019
The outcome of COP24 was heralded by many as a success in multilateralism and diplomacy, but how does this achievement translate to energy systems in the real world?

Desalinated water affects the energy equation in the Middle East

21 January 2019
Perhaps more than in other parts of the world, in the Middle East energy and water are closely intertwined

Winners, losers and unintended consequences in the outlook for oil product demand

4 January 2019
Debates about the future of oil tend to focus on total demand but there are a variety of stories of growth and decline that are of great significance for the overall oil outlook

Could tight oil go global?

2 January 2019
What lessons can countries draw from the remarkable rise in US tight oil production

How Northwest Europe can shape a clean hydrogen market

13 December 2018
Clean hydrogen is one of the few options available to decarbonise hard-to-abate sectors like industry and heavy transport

How will the electricity market of the future work?

12 December 2018
Ensuring sufficient investments in competitive wholesale electricity markets

Carbon capture, utilisation and storage finally catches the spotlight

7 December 2018
Large CCUS deployment will be needed for successful clean-energy transitions

Whatever happened to enhanced oil recovery?

28 November 2018
Throughout the history of the oil industry, technological progress has found a way to bring new resources into play

Do automated cars dream of electric sharing?

21 November 2018
The IEA is examining the implications of automated, shared, and electric mobility on long-term energy demand and emissions

Efficiency should always be the first answer

20 November 2018
Energy efficiency has been critical in decoupling economic growth from rising energy consumption

The energy sector should care about wastewater

19 November 2018
The WEO’s Sustainable Development Scenario this year includes, for the first time, an analysis of the links between the energy and water

Crunching the numbers: are we heading for an oil supply shock?

16 November 2018
The new World Energy Outlook contained some warning messages on the possibility of a mismatch between robust demand in the near term and a potential shortfall of new supply projects

Population without access to electricity falls below 1 billion

30 October 2018
Latest World Energy Outlook data shows progress on providing access to energy, but much more effort is needed

In natural gas markets, winter is coming

30 October 2018
Drawing lessons from last year’s tight market

Hard-earned reforms to fossil fuel subsidies are coming under threat

29 October 2018
The World Energy Outlook has been tracking fossil fuel consumption subsidies for many years and our latest data shows that they are rising again

Economic diversification for oil and gas exporters doesn’t mean leaving energy behind

25 October 2018
The fall in oil prices that began in 2014 provided a reminder of the damage that the downswing in a commodity cycle can bring

Hydrogen, the missing link in the energy transition

17 October 2018
Serious projects and feasibility studies are underway to ship green hydrogen to demand centres

Back to the future

16 October 2018
Our energy future is here – and it’s nothing like we had imagined

IEA steps up its work on energy innovation as money flows into new energy tech companies

5 September 2018
Investments are leading indicators of the direction of change in the energy sector

The energy sector is feeling the heat

29 August 2018
Record summer temperatures have put strain on energy systems across the northern hemisphere

10 tips to stay cool in today’s heat

6 August 2018
While greater access to cooling services is a good thing, it could place a major strain on energy systems

Decline in renewables investment is a warning signal for clean energy transitions

24 July 2018
Government policy is key to boosting renewables finance

The importance of real-world policy packages to drive energy transitions

9 July 2018
For many countries, carbon prices are one policy within a complex policy system to drive energy transitions

Progress with solar heat in India

3 July 2018
Even in the hottest climates, heat production makes up a significant proportion of energy demand

From energy to chemicals

2 July 2018
New IEA analysis in September on “The Future of Petrochemicals” will focus on exploring a pathway to a more sustainable chemical industry

Electricity in every village in India

1 June 2018
India realises one of the greatest achievements in the history of energy, ahead of schedule

Offshore wind and hydrogen for industry in Europe

25 May 2018
Clean electricity could provide a sustainable alternative to fossil fuels in industry, but hurdles remain

Quality vs Quantity – Are global refiners ready for US shale exports?

7 May 2018
Surge in US production is changing perceptions in the global refining business

Where are we on the road to clean energy?

4 May 2018
Tracking the progress of the clean energy transitions that are underway around the world can clarify how far we’ve come and help propel further ambition

International Maritime Organization agrees to first long-term plan to curb emissions

13 April 2018
Historic shipping industry climate deal is in line with Paris Agreement and the IEA’s Beyond 2°C Scenario

Infrastructure investments key to unlocking more US oil supply

28 March 2018
Growth in West Texas oil supplies could put strain on US export capacity unless new investment forthcoming

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

22 March 2018
Water is essential to almost all aspects of energy supply while energy is also required for water treatment and transport

Energy is at the heart of the sustainable development agenda to 2030

19 March 2018
IEA introduces new online resource for all its Sustainable Development Goals data and projections

US budget bill may help carbon capture get back on track

12 March 2018
Provision could provide the first significant stimulus to the global fortunes of carbon capture for several years

Gender diversity in energy sector is critical to clean energy transition

8 March 2018
On International Women’s Day, more needed to reduce diversity gap and encourage women participation

More policy attention is needed for renewable heat

25 January 2018
Heat remains the sleeping giant of energy policy despite massive potential for energy savings and emissions reductions

Clean and efficient heat for industry

23 January 2018
There is no single solution for reducing energy demand and emissions from industrial heat use

The clean energy transition requires action on electricity demand

10 January 2018
Over 15% of electricity demand today could be used as a source of flexibility to help integrate variable renewables such as wind and solar PV

Heating Chinese cities while enhancing air quality

21 December 2017
With the phase-out of coal-fired boilers progressing, China’s central heating fuel mix is changing rapidly

Fossil-fuel consumption subsidies are down, but not out

20 December 2017
Subsidies for fossil fuels are falling but remain much higher than those for renewables

Bringing electricity to all corners of Southeast Asia

19 December 2017
Cheaper renewable technologies open new options for cost-effective electricity access

Changing utility business models and electricity investment

15 December 2017
Technology, market and policy changes are transforming European utilities and new creating strategic opportunities

Unlocking energy savings from buildings

11 December 2017
The energy intensity of buildings is improving only slowly, representing a major opportunity for further savings

Plotting a path for greater bioenergy use

27 November 2017
A new IEA technology roadmap provides milestones and policy actions needed to increase bioenergy supplies in a sustainable and cost-efficiency way

IEA on track to become a truly global organisation

22 November 2017
The recent ministerial meeting of the International Energy Agency marked a watershed moment in the agency’s history

Who wants to be in charge?

21 November 2017
Innovation and investment in battery technologies are imperatives for a faster energy transition

Renewable energy offers cost-effective options to cut carbon emissions from industry

9 November 2017
Reducing long-term greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the industry sector is one of the toughest challenges of the energy transition

The environmental case for natural gas

23 October 2017
A preview of analysis from the forthcoming World Energy Outlook 2017 on methane emissions and the future role of natural gas

Declining energy research budgets are a cause for concern

16 October 2017
Public investment into energy research falls for a fourth consecutive year, with no rise in private research and development

Looking for balance in the oil market

20 September 2017
There is more than one way to look at oil-market balances

Understanding and using the Energy Balance

4 September 2017
Examining how an energy balance is calculated through the use of international standards on data reporting is key to understanding its value

Examining the role of early-stage venture capital investment in energy

30 August 2017
There has been a noticeable shift in the types of companies attracting VC financing for clean-energy technologies in recent years

Witnessing the ongoing transformation of the oil and gas industry

28 July 2017
There is a tendency to increasingly target smaller projects that can deliver paybacks over a shorter period of time

We can’t let Kemper slow the progress of carbon capture and storage

7 July 2017
The end of Kemper cannot be the end of our efforts to tackle emissions from coal-fired power generation

Placing efficiency at the heart of the global energy agenda

27 June 2017
The IEA will set up a global exchange hub for energy efficiency to share policies, insights and best practices

A New Era of Shared Clean-Energy Leadership Begins in China

4 June 2017
The CEM8 ministerial meeting is held on 6-8 June in Beijing

The success of wind and solar is powered by strong policy support

1 June 2017
The IEA’s consistent message over the years is that good policies matter for the continued success of renewables

The untapped potential of energy efficiency

11 May 2017
A third of the world's energy consumption is covered by mandatory standards and regulations

The future is brightness as a service

22 April 2017
New digital technologies offer tremendous potential to improve the efficiency of energy supply and use in all sectors.

Producing industrial hydrogen from renewable energy

18 April 2017
Producing hydrogen in a way that’s both sustainable and economical could have huge consequences for a number of industries

Energy is at the heart of India’s transformation

10 April 2017
The stakes could not be higher to bolster economic growth and enhance living conditions for this nation of 1.3 billion people, which uses just 6% of the world’s energy

Running fast to stand still

27 March 2017
Laszlo Varro, the IEA’s chief economist, provides a brief synopsis on how the oil industry evolved in very tumultuous times

Waste not, want not

22 March 2017
On World Water Day, we look at the interdependence of water and energy

Energy efficiency goes global

9 December 2016
Brian Motherway, IEA Head of Energy Efficiency

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