IEA World Energy Outlook 2013

IEA World Energy Outlook 2013The World Energy Outlook from the International Energy Agency is a key publication when it comes to energy and climate issues as it presents key indicators, facts and trends from renowned experts.

This year the IEA outlined the importance of ending fossil fuels subsidies – which amounted to $544 billion / 400€ billion last year, five times more than for renewables – to unleash more of the potential of energy efficiency.

Ending these subsidies globally is thus a vital necessity as current greenhouse gases emissions and carbon intensity would propel us in a warming of 3.6°C, ie. the end of our civilization.

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IEA World Energy Outlook 2012

IEA World Energy Outlook 2012It’s an habit, the prestigious International Energy Agency releases each November its famous flagship publication, the World Energy Outlook. Let’s review here the main findings and reactions.

To the IEA , an important effort will have to be done as ” No more than one-third of proven reserves of fossil fuels can be consumed prior to 2050 if the world is to achieve the 2 °C goal “

This means that we are indeed going to go for low carbon alternatives and that our binge of fossil fuels will have to stop VERY quickly.

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IEA World Energy Outlook 2011

According to the IEA’s annual report, the situation is getting bleaker and bleaker. Confirming that we have five years to start decreasing our global emissions – cf. my previous post on that very matter – it is also providing several other findings.

As you can sure imagine, several websites published lengthy articles on the very matter. In today’s article we will review the main findings and the most essential parts of the World Energy Outlook 2011.

World leaders will meet again very soon in Durban, South Africa, to discuss about the future of the Kyoto Protocol. It’s time they, we, step up and heed the calls for serious actions.

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Renewables market worth $600 billion by 2015

Renewable energy sources are progressively going from the fringe to the mainstream. Indeed, to the IEA they may provide as much electricity to the grids than coal by 2035. Now, here is a market study that provides further evidence : ” According to the new market research report ‘Global Renewable Energy Market Outlook (2008 – … Read more

IEA publishes its World Energy Outlook 2009

WEO 2009The International Energy Agency published today it’s annual World Energy Outlook. The 2009 version is even more urging action on climate change than the previous version.

As Reuters noted in its article : ” The world will have to spend an extra $500 billion to cut carbon emissions for each year it delays implementing a major assault on global warming. “

This huge amount of money should urge our leaders meeting next month in Copenhagen to prepare the future of the Kyoto Protocol to act NOW on climate change.

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