Green Energy Summer School: Overview of Energy Efficiency

Energy efficiency has been defined by the International Energy Agency as “the world’s most important fuel”. In order to ensure a secure and sustainable energy supply, energy must not only be produced in a green/ renewable way but must also be conserved thereby also contributing to the reduction of greenhouse …

Coal Demand Growth to Stall as Appetite Wanes, According to IEA

BEIJING — Growth in global coal demand will stall over the next five years as the appetite for the fuel wanes and other energy sources gain ground, according to the latest coal forecast from the International Energy Agency. The share of coal in the power generation mix will drop to …

Medium-Term Renewable Energy Market Report 2016

The International Energy Agency said today that it was significantly increasing its five-year growth forecast for renewables thanks to strong policy support in key countries and sharp cost reductions. Renewables have surpassed coal last year to become the largest source of installed power capacity in the world. The latest edition …

IEA Welcomes Italy’s Plan to Revisit Energy Strategy and Further Decarbonize Economy

In its latest country review of energy policies, the International Energy Agency praised Italy’s comprehensive long-term energy strategy and the acceleration of its efforts to comply with 2020 goals on renewable energy, climate change and energy efficiency. The IEA’s new report, Energy Policies of IEA Countries: Italy 2016 Review, said …

Medium-Term Coal Market Report 2016

Growth in global coal demand will stall over the next five years as the appetite for the fuel wanes and other energy sources gain ground, according to the latest coal forecast from the International Energy Agency. The share of coal in the power generation mix will drop to 36% by …

Renewable energy’s next frontier: heat

While energy use is commonly associated with lighting or transportation, more than half of the world’s energy consumption serves a simple function: heating things. This ranges from heating homes and buildings, to firing up industrial production, or even cooking. And because heat is mostly produced by burning fossil fuels, heat …