2018 News

Global goals on energy access, renewables and efficiency will not be met without accelerated ambition
Energy is at the heart of the sustainable development agenda to 2030
18 April 2018

Better information needed to improve gender diversity in the clean-energy sector
IEA co-hosted workshop under the C3E TCP to promote higher participation of women in energy sector
18 April 2018

Executive Director Meets with German Minister of Economy and Energy
Meeting focused on IEA’s role in the global clean energy transition
17 April 2018

Economic value of energy efficiency can drive reductions in global CO2 emissions
End-use energy efficiency can deliver a third of the CO₂ savings necessary by 2050 to meet climate goals
17 April 2018

The Year of Electricity at the IEA
Electricity is at the centre of IEA analysis in 2018, including with a special focus in the World Energy Outlook 2018
16 April 2018

Commentary: International Maritime Organization agrees to first long-term plan to curb emissions
Historic shipping industry climate deal is in line with Paris Agreement and the IEA’s Beyond 2°C Scenario
13 April 2018

Executive Director on official visit to India
Meetings with Ministers Pradhan, Goyal and Singh highlight growing cooperation between India and the IEA
13 April 2018

OMR: Mission accomplished?
Oil demand expected to grow by 1.5 mb/d in 2018
13 April 2018

Key Electricity Trends 2017
OECD net electricity production grew by 0.8% compared to 2016 according to IEA monthly data
12 April 2018

Key Natural Gas Trends 2017
Natural gas production across the OECD rose by 2.4% in 2017 compared to 2016, based on IEA monthly data
12 April 2018

Key Oil Trends 2017
Total OECD annual production of crude oil, NGL, and refinery feedstocks increased by 2.6% in 2017 compared to 2016
12 April 2018

Executive Director meets with Saudi Energy Minister, H.E. Khalid A. Al-Falih
Discussions focus on oil market developments and how IEA can collaborate on increasing renewables, nuclear and energy efficiency in Saudi Arabia
10 April 2018

Executive Director meets with Dutch Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation
Discussions focus on developments in global energy markets and efforts to achieve universal access to affordable, reliable and sustainable energy services
6 April 2018

Cement technology roadmap plots path to cutting CO2 emissions 24% by 2050
Joint low-carbon technology roadmap by IEA and the CSI outlines investment and policy needs to meet global emissions reduction targets in cement production
6 April 2018

Executive Director meets with Czech Minister of Industry and Trade
Discussions reviewed energy policy in Czech Republic, Europe and globally
5 April 2018

IEA Executive Director visits OPEC Secretary General at Vienna headquarters
Working visit highlights importance of enhanced dialogue on energy markets
4 April 2018

Commentary: Infrastructure investments key to unlocking more US oil supply
Growth in West Texas oil supplies could put strain on US export capacity unless new investment forthcoming
28 March 2018

Executive Director meets Norway’s Prime Minister Erna Solberg
Discussions ranged from Norway’s contribution to global oil supply security to the country’s efforts on promoting global access to energy
27 March 2018

Enhancing the Impact of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Policies
IEA holds joint workshop for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Working Parties
27 March 2018

Executive Director visits the Netherlands
Dr Fatih Birol met with Dutch Minister of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy, as well as members of parliament and CEOs of energy companies
26 March 2018

Commentary: Energy has a role to play in achieving universal access to clean water and sanitation
Water is essential to almost all aspects of energy supply while energy is also required for water treatment and transport
22 March 2018

Global energy demand grew by 2.1% in 2017, and carbon emissions rose for the first time since 2014
Fossil fuels accounted for over 70% of the growth in world energy demand last year
22 March 2018

IEA for EU4Energy holds regional training on monthly data in Odessa, Ukraine
Week-long event brings together energy experts and statisticians from 10 countries
20 March 2018

Energy is at the heart of the sustainable development agenda to 2030
IEA introduces new online resource for all its Sustainable Development Goals data and projections
19 March 2018

OMR: On balance
Brent crude averaging close to $67 per barrel in 2018, about 20% higher than in early 2017
15 March 2018

Commentary: US budget bill may help carbon capture get back on track
Provision could provide the first significant stimulus to the global fortunes of carbon capture for several years
12 March 2018

International Solar Alliance vision to contribute to global sustainable development
ISA can accelerate solar PV deployment in developing countries and facilitate energy access.
11 March 2018

IEA launches Energy Efficiency Indicators Online Training Courses
Professional online courses aim to help statisticians and policymakers develop and maintain energy efficiency indicators
9 March 2018

Nordic region offers valuable lessons for rapid EV deployment worldwide
Five Nordic countries make up about 8% of the global electric car fleet despite representing less than 0.5% of the global population
8 March 2018

Commentary: Gender diversity in energy sector is critical to clean energy transition
On International Women’s Day, more needed to reduce diversity gap and encourage women participation
8 March 2018

IEA workshop emphasizes the “multiple benefits” of energy efficiency
More than 70 participants from around the world attend three-day event in Paris
5 March 2018

Record oil output from US, Brazil, Canada and Norway to keep global markets well supplied
IEA report finds the United States alone will account for nearly 60% of global supply growth through 2023
5 March 2018

Executive Director meets with Japan’s Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry
Discussions focus on future co-operation between Japan and the IEA and a review of major energy issues in Japan and around the world
27 February 2018

WEO Analysis: A sea change in the global oil trade
The World Energy Outlook traces three trends that are reshaping traditional oil trade flows and considers their implications for future oil security
23 February 2018

IEA marks historic day in global energy governance with first member country in Latin America
IEA marks historic day in global energy governance with first member country in Latin America
18 February 2018

Executive Director meets Australian Ministers and energy community to review global energy markets
Dr Fatih Birol's visit coincided with publication of in-depth review of Australia’s energy policies
15 February 2018

IEA commends Australia’s commitment to affordable, secure and clean energy
Energy policy review focuses on natural gas markets and integrating variable renewables
14 February 2018

OMR: History repeating itself?
Fast rising production in non-OPEC countries, led by the US, is likely to grow by more than demand
13 February 2018

Broadest ever participation in IEA emergency response exercise
For the first time in the IEA’s history, Member, Accession and Association countries work together to simulate collective response to an oil supply disruption
12 February 2018

IEA and KAPSARC co-host workshop on decarbonisation potential of advanced CO2-EOR
Participants explore the economic and environmental potential of combining CO2 enhanced oil recovery with carbon storage
31 January 2018

Commentary: More policy attention is needed for renewable heat
Heat remains the sleeping giant of energy policy despite massive potential for energy savings and emissions reductions
25 January 2018

Commentary: Clean and efficient heat for industry
There is no single solution for reducing energy demand and emissions from industrial heat use
23 January 2018

Chile’s renewable energy potential promises multiple benefits for the country, according to latest IEA country review
Energy policy review applauds Chile for significant progress in the electricity sector and urges more ambition on energy efficiency and sustainable use of firewood
23 January 2018

IEA Governing Board re-elects Dr Fatih Birol as Executive Director
Unanimous decision extends Dr Birol's tenure for another four years
22 January 2018

OMR: Is seventy plenty?
The price of Brent crude oil closed earlier this week above $70 per barrel for the first time since late 2014
19 January 2018

IEA presents global energy market outlook before United States Senate
Executive Director Dr Fatih Birol discusses long-term US and global outlook
16 January 2018

Commentary: The clean energy transition requires action on electricity demand
Over 15% of electricity demand today could be used as a source of flexibility to help integrate variable renewables such as wind and solar PV
10 January 2018

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