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. This new and …

India Invests More in Solar Than Coal for First Time

India invested more money in solar energy than coal-fired generation for the first time ever last year. That’s according to a new report from the International Energy Agency (IEA), which also highlights how the country’s total investments in clean electricity exceeded the amount of money spent on fossil fuel power …

Mexico Becomes 30th International Energy Agency Member Country

Mexico was officially welcomed as the 30th International Energy Agency member country on February 17, making it the first member from Latin America and helping to increase the impact of the Agency which now accounts for more than 70% of global energy consumption. While it has come under its fair …

IEA Highlights Chile’s Potential As Renewable Energy Behemoth

The International Energy Agency has this week published a new report highlighting the emergence of Chile as one of the world’s growing renewable energy destinations, thanks to second-to-none resources and increasingly forward-looking policies. In its second in-depth review of Chile’s energy policies, the International Energy Agency (IEA) has heaped the …

Solar Technology Hits Historic ‘New Era’

Solar power was the fastest-growing source of new energy in 2016, surpassing the net growth of all other energy sources including coal, according to a new report from the International Energy Agency (IEA). The IEA report found new solar capacity increased by 50 percent last year, and IEA executive director …

Europe Could Attract $417 Billion With Higher Wind-Power Target

Europe’s wind power industry may attract 351 billion euros ($417 billion) of investment by 2030 if countries adopt reforms and targets for their energy systems in the next year, trade association WindEurope said. The European Union may create 716,000 jobs with a target for member states to produce 35 percent …