2015 News

Global coal demand stalls after more than a decade of relentless growth
Annual IEA coal report sees market under intense pressure, reflecting Chinese economic restructuring and global environmental policies
18 December 2015

Jean-Yves Garnier, former head of IEA Energy Data Centre, honoured by French Government
Past Executive Director Claude Mandil presented the award of Chevalier in the “Ordre National du Mérite”
16 December 2015

IEA warmly welcomes Paris Agreement
Deal represents "nothing less than a historic milestone for the global energy sector"
12 December 2015

IEA releases Oil Market Report for December
Indications of slowing growth in current quarter confirm 1.2 mb/d increase in demand forecast for 2016
11 December 2015

Energy must be at the core of a COP21 accord, or else climate effort risks failure
IEA Executive Director welcomes the “happy divorce” between economic growth and rising emissions of greenhouse gases
9 December 2015

IEA Executive Director and China's Special Envoy on Climate Change herald closer ties at COP21
“This is only the start of a great relationship,” Fatih Birol says at meeting in midst of UN negotiations
4 December 2015

IEA Day at COP21 caps Agency’s busy schedule at climate talks
Key messages to climate negotiators stress need for long-term approach to transform energy sector
3 December 2015

Launch of India Energy Outlook helps advance IEA-India co-operation
Executive Director’s discussions address perspectives for closer institutional ties
28 November 2015

India heading for the centre of the global energy stage, IEA says
Country needs more than INR 9 lakh crore ($140 billion) per year in investment to meet its rapidly growing energy needs and its development ambitions
27 November 2015

IEA brings four key messages to COP21 climate negotiations
How climate talks can enable a low-carbon energy sector – plus aid economic growth and energy access
25 November 2015

The state of buildings’ energy performance, and what needs to be done
IEA-IPEEC report details the needs and savings from improved energy efficiency
23 November 2015

IEA Executive Director meets with Norwegian Prime Minister
Discussions focus on modernisation of the Agency as well as outlook for energy markets and COP21 climate talks
23 November 2015

Chinese NEA administrator and IEA head meet in Paris
Nur Bekri, Fatih Birol express willingness to strengthen IEA-China ties
19 November 2015

Energy ministers set course for new era at IEA
IEA Ministerial meeting signals solidarity with France, opens doors to broader engagement with emerging economies
18 November 2015

Mexico plans to join International Energy Agency
Secretary of Energy Pedro Joaquín Coldwell presents request to IEA Executive Director Fatih Birol
16 November 2015

Executive Director meets with Australian Prime Minister
Talks focus on IEA modernisation and building ties with emerging countries
15 November 2015

IEA releases Oil Market Report for November
Non-OPEC output to slip more than 0.6 mb/d in 2016 as demand growth slows to 1.2 mb/d from five-year high
13 November 2015

World Energy Outlook 2015
An extended period of lower oil prices would benefit consumers but would trigger energy-security concerns by heightening reliance on a small number of low-cost producers
10 November 2015

Low prices should give no cause for complacency on energy security, IEA says
Latest World Energy Outlook also sees clear signs that the energy transition is underway, but warns strong direction is needed from Paris climate summit
10 November 2015

IEA hails launch of Canadian CO2 storage project, first to cut emissions from oil sands
Alberta’s Quest project provides further proof of value of CCS in reducing greenhouse gas emissions
7 November 2015

Key World Energy Statistics 2015 available for free download in time for climate talks
Most popular IEA publication offers a wealth of at-a-glance energy data, including CO2 emissions
6 November 2015

Free IEA headline statistics aim to widen understanding of energy production and use
Agency makes available more than 200 000 data points ahead of COP21 to help inform climate debate
5 November 2015

IEA updates carbon emissions data ahead of climate change negotiations, revealing recent trends
While CO2 emissions from fuel combustion rose 2.2% in 2013, the increase held below the average rate since 2000
4 November 2015

IEA Executive Director highlights energy challenges and importance of engagement with ASEAN
Southeast Asian countries are becoming larger energy consumers and will be increasingly confronted by issues similar to those faced by IEA members
26 October 2015

Climate pledges for COP21 slow energy sector emissions growth dramatically
But further effort will be needed to achieve two-degree goal
21 October 2015

28 statisticians gather in Paris for intense training in how the IEA gathers, uses and shares data
Energy Statistics Course attendees hail from 25 member and non-member countries
16 October 2015

IEA releases Oil Market Report for October
Global demand growth to slow in 2016 closer to long-term trend as price support is likely to wane
13 October 2015

IEA contributes expertise and outlook at two meetings of energy ministers in Asia
Agency offers insights on energy security, sustainability at ASEAN, APEC meetings
12 October 2015

Energy Efficiency Market Report 2015 highlights cuts in greenhouse gases from investments in energy efficiency
Investments since 1990 prevented more than 870 million tonnes of carbon emissions in 2014 while slicing IEA countries’ fuel costs by USD 550 billion
8 October 2015

Emergence of Southeast Asia as energy giant carries risks, opportunities
IEA report sees continued shift to coal and increasing dependence on oil and gas imports
8 October 2015

Renewables to lead world power market growth to 2020
As costs fall and emerging economies drive growth, IEA report sees major opportunities – but policy uncertainties remain
2 October 2015

IEA Deputy Executive Director explores enhancement of ties with Brazil
In visit with Minister, Paul Simons delivers official invitation to IEA Ministerial meeting
2 October 2015

IEA Executive Director and Mexican Secretary of Energy open a new chapter in IEA-Mexico co-operation
Pledging to take IEA-Mexico links to next level, Dr. Fatih Birol and Secretary Joaquín Coldwell agree on series of joint activities
29 September 2015

IEA Executive Director and OPEC Secretary-General hold talks
Twenty years after joining IEA from OPEC, Fatih Birol returns to Vienna for courtesy visit as IEA chief
25 September 2015

IEA chief receives support in Brussels for modernisation push
In talks with EU officials, Fatih Birol outlines vision for Agency and greater IEA role in gas security
22 September 2015

Showcasing the IEA’s hidden gems
Agency sees bigger profile for global energy technology research networks
22 September 2015

Global energy security issues top agenda during IEA chief’s Tokyo visit
Fatih Birol holds meetings with Japanese Prime Minister Abe and senior ministers
16 September 2015

IEA chief builds bridges with India
In New Delhi for his second foreign visit as Executive Director, Fatih Birol outlines vision for IEA to senior Indian ministers
15 September 2015

Former energy technology executive joins IEA
Kamel Ben Naceur brings extensive experience to post of Director of Sustainable Energy Policy and Technology
14 September 2015

IEA releases Oil Market Report for September
Low price seen triggering largest cut in non-OPEC supply in more than two decades, raising "call" on OPEC in 2016
11 September 2015

New Executive Director’s first official visit is to China
Fatih Birol argues for ‘new era’ in which Beijing participates fully in work of IEA
9 September 2015

Fatih Birol ushers in new era for IEA
Takes office as Executive Director of global energy authority
1 September 2015

Joint IEA-NEA report details plunge in costs of producing electricity from renewables
Analysis shows nuclear energy competitive with other baseload power sources
31 August 2015

IEA releases Oil Market Report for August
Global oil demand revised up from previous report; fastest pace in five years
12 August 2015

Renewable electricity generation climbs to second place after coal
Growth driven by wind and solar
6 August 2015

IEA praises Spain for robust energy security, but sees need for further improvement in other areas
Report recognises that electricity market reform was necessary, but urges strong commitment to regain investor confidence
23 July 2015

IEA releases Oil Market Report for July
Global oil demand growth slowing even as OPEC output hits a three-year high; OECD industry inventories surge to record
10 July 2015

OECD energy production reached new high in 2014
Latest IEA data also show renewables at 22% of electricity generation
3 July 2015

Vast promise, huge challenges
IEA outlines critical steps to advance hydrogen and fuel cells
30 June 2015

A revamp for the IEA monthly statistics reports
Charts, figures and commentary complement comprehensive data on electricity, gas, oil and prices
15 June 2015

IEA sets out pillars for success at COP21
Report offers strategy for delivering a peak in energy emissions by 2020
15 June 2015

IEA releases Oil Market Report for June
Lower non-OPEC output trims global supply, but production still steeply higher than last year
11 June 2015

IEA shares expertise on energy efficiency with trainees from 40 countries
Weeklong programme draws 100 participants for courses on statistics, standards, systems and so much more
8 June 2015

Despite decline in oil prices, natural gas demand outlook revised down
Weakness in Asia weighs on IEA’s five-year forecast
4 June 2015

Step-by-step manual facilitates development of smart grids
How2Guide shares IEA expertise on rolling out high-tech electricity networks
29 May 2015

Clean energy progress falling short of climate goals
IEA report sees a few success stories but says growth of inefficient coal-fired power is eclipsing them
27 May 2015

G7 eyes IEA help in reinforcing sustainable energy security
Ministers also look to Agency for advice on energy efficiency and gas markets
20 May 2015

Progress towards sustainable energy is underway, but not on track
IEA, World Bank lead latest progress report for the Sustainable Energy for All initiative
18 May 2015

IEA releases Oil Market Report for May
Though US LTO production slows, robust OPEC output bolsters steep oil supply growth
13 May 2015

IEA Chief Economist receives Al Attiyah International Energy Award
Prize recognises career of commitment to producer-consumer dialogue
6 May 2015

During Mexico visit, IEA Chief Economist holds bilateral meeting with Energy Secretary
Fatih Birol also meets with CEO of Pemex and briefs ambassadors on global energy situation
4 May 2015

Clean-energy innovation essential to meeting climate goals
With 2-degree target adrift, IEA report calls for tripling public spending on low-carbon technology R&D
4 May 2015

Paul Simons named IEA Deputy Executive Director
Senior US diplomat brings strong background in energy, economics
28 April 2015

Agreement strengthens co-operation between IEA and Kazakhstan
IEA Executive Director signs Memorandum of Understanding during Astana visit
24 April 2015

IEA releases Oil Market Report for April
Improving economic outlook lifts demand growth forecast; supply increases on OPEC surge
15 April 2015

IEA undertakes major review of India’s energy system
Three cabinet-level ministers among 140 participants providing input at New Delhi event
13 April 2015

IEA reviews energy policies of countries in Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia
Report praises ongoing reforms in some nations but notes that more strategic long-term planning is necessary for successful energy sector development
13 April 2015

IEA leads energy efficiency training courses in Ukraine
Workshop and seminar are part of IEA programme to help reduce energy intensity
25 March 2015

Global energy-related emissions of carbon dioxide stalled in 2014
Preliminary IEA data point to emissions decoupling from economic growth for the first time in 40 years
13 March 2015

IEA releases Oil Market Report for March
Steady climb in global demand growth prompts slight upward revision of 2015 forecast
13 March 2015

Record 27 countries represented at ninth IEA Energy Statistics Course
33 participants start intensive week of instruction in Agency methods to build databases crucial to good policy
2 March 2015

New Head of IEA Energy Data Centre is former Chief Statistician at UK DECC
Duncan Millard’s extensive international experience includes work with IEA and Eurostat data groups
1 March 2015

IEA Chief Economist discusses energy security at NATO
Fatih Birol is welcomed by Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg
24 February 2015

Explore the world in a new way with IEA Energy Atlas
Interactive maps depict a wealth of data, from oil consumption to CO2 emissions, for the globe and 138 countries
24 February 2015

Kazakhstan is first Caspian-Black Sea country to join IEA technology initiative
Nazarbayev University to provide nation's contribution, focusing on modelling
18 February 2015

IEA Chief Economist meets with Prime Minister of Japan
Abe congratulates Fatih Birol on his selection as next Executive Director, pledges Japan’s support to Agency
18 February 2015

Indonesia’s economic success hinges on energy-sector investment, realistic goals
New IEA review of country’s energy policies lauds phase-out of gasoline subsidies as key first reform
17 February 2015

IEA Chief Economist Fatih Birol is named Agency’s next Executive Director
Term starts in September 2015
12 February 2015

IEA releases Oil Market Report for February
With OPEC and non-OPEC output already slowed, cut in cap-ex seen lowering 2015 non-OPEC supply growth outlook
10 February 2015

A business-as-unusual outlook for oil in the medium term
IEA report sees a transformed market, with supply more responsive to prices than in the past – and demand less so
10 February 2015

IEA Executive Director calls for "decisive action" to achieve EU Energy Union
Addressing ministers in Latvia, she urges policies to encourage development of available options
6 February 2015

Taking a fresh look at the future of nuclear power
Joint IEA-NEA roadmap tracks latest developments and opportunities for crucial low-carbon energy source
29 January 2015

IEA work showcased at World Economic Forum
Chief Economist Fatih Birol's extensive participation included panel session on "Geo-Economics of Energy"
24 January 2015

IEA releases Oil Market Report for January
Economic outlook restrains impact of lower prices on demand, but refinery throughputs hit record high
16 January 2015

IEA holds first-ever Emergency Response Exercise in China
More than 70 participants test preparedness in simulated oil supply disruptions
15 January 2015

Overhaul of Oil Market Report offers interactive graphics, improved search and much more
New-look IEA monthly short-term outlook allows for download of charts and data of current and archived issues
6 January 2015

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