Energy Efficiency Means More Comfortable Lives and Lower Energy Bills

The global economy is set to double in size over the next 20 years. But that does not mean it will need twice as much energy to power all the extra cars, homes and factories such growth will bring. By taking the available opportunities to become more energy efficient, we …

IEA Invites You to Have Your Say on Energy Efficiency

The International Energy Agency is inviting input from people around the world on ways to jump-start progress on energy efficiency. The contributions will help to inform the work of the Global Commission for Urgent Action on Energy Efficiency. Established earlier this year, the Global Commission now has 21 members, including …

Active Competition Policy Key to Mexico’s Successful Energy Reform

Mexico embarked on an ambitious and comprehensive energy sector reform in recent years to harness market forces and attract new investments, moving away from its monopoly-driven system, and leading to increasing market transparency, improved energy security and strengthened environmental sustainability. The energy reform process initiated in 2013 ended the country’s …

Medium-Term Coal Market Report 2016

Analysis on coal often tends to be one-sided. But to truly understand the important role that coal plays, for better or worse, in the global energy system, it is critical that we examine both sides of the coin. This means understanding the implications of climate agreements on the future for …

IEA Executive Director Meets with Greek Minister for Environment and Energy

IEA Executive Director Dr Fatih Birol met today in Athens with the Greek Minister for Environment and Energy, George Stathakis, to discuss the energy sector transition and the outlook of global energy markets. Minister Stathakis shared the good progress Greece has made in increasing the share of renewables in the …

Technology Roadmap: How2Guide for Bioenergy

Bioenergy is the largest source of renewable energy today, providing heat and electricity, as well as transport fuels. Yet, more so than for other low‑carbon energy technologies, the complex and multi‑faceted supply chains of bioenergy projects call for careful consideration of sustainability issues and well-thought-out regulatory frameworks. These will enable …

The EBRD for Renewables in Georgia

The EBRD is a leading institutional investor in Georgia. Since the start of its operations in the country, the Bank has invested over €2.73 billion in 195 projects in the financial, corporate, infrastructure and energy sectors, with 91 per cent of those investments in the private sector. TBC Bank, the …