New Mexico AG Seeking Carbon Emissions Reduction

The New Mexico Attorney General’s Office and consumer advocates are petitioning state regulators to consider a new energy standard they say would protect utility customers and shareholders from the costs and risks associated with future environmental regulations. The proposed standard calls for electric utilities to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from …

UK Energy Investment Summit 2017

The UK energy market is going through a period of dramatic change, including a number of important developments over recent months.  With the creation of the new Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, the government has made clear that energy policy is at the heart of its industrial strategy. …

IEA Executive Director receives Carnot Prize from the University of Pennsylvania

Dr Fatih Birol, the Executive Director of the International Energy Agency, was awarded the second annual Carnot Prize from the Kleinman Center for Energy Policy at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Design for his “distinguished contributions to energy policy.” ‌‌“We honor Fatih Birol for guiding the complex and politically-fraught …

IEA Executive Director on Official Visit to Republic of Korea

Dr. Fatih Birol, IEA Executive Director, was in Korea on an official visit on 1-2 September 2016. He met with Mr. Joo Hyunghwan, Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy, with their discussions concentrating on expectations for a re-balancing of global oil markets and on progress countries are making on climate …

IEA urges Belgium to take a long-term approach to energy policy

Belgium should adopt a national long-term energy strategy without delay, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said today, stressing that such a plan was required to respond to the challenge of decarbonising the economy while ensuring security of supply and affordability of energy. Speaking at the launch of an IEA review …

EU Ministers call on the EU to live up to its Paris commitments

Many EU Environment Ministers discussing implications of the Paris Agreement for EU climate and energy policies today acknowledged that the EU must ramp up its climate targets in line with the Paris Agreement signed last year. In reaction to the debate at the Environment Council on 4th of March , …