18 November 2008, The Guardian
The International Energy Agency (IEA) said on Tuesday that carbon capture and storage should be part of any global deal to curb emissions of heat-trapping carbon dioxide beyond 2012. IEA chief economist Fatih Birol said carbon capture and storage should fall under Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) rules, which provides emission credits to the developed world for bringing cleaner technology to poorer countries. "We will definitely push for carbon capture and storage to be accepted within the CDM mechanism -- that will be our main message in Poznan," he told Reuters, referring to Polish city which will host U.N. sponsored climate talks on Dec. 1-12.
18 November 2008, CNN
The International Energy Agency has called for a global energy revolution to ensure future supplies and to stem the rise of greenhouse gas emissions. In its annual report -- 2008 World Energy Outlook (WEO) -- published last week, the agency describes the worlds energy system as being "at a crossroads" and calls for traditional supply and consumption methods to be overhauled.
18 November 2008, AGI Energia
Per realizzarli, bisogna attuare una rivoluzione energetica. Questa edizione del World Energy Outlook mostra come si possa ottenere questo risultato attraverso misure politiche incisive, ne indica i costi e descrive inoltre le conseguenze di un eventuale fallimento delle stesse.
17 November 2008, The Age
When the worlds environment ministers gather in the Polish city of Poznan next month to discuss the new global climate deal, the Federal Government will announce its long-awaited short-term targets for reducing greenhouse emissions. This will give the world an opportunity to assess the scope of Australias climate change credentials and ambition. The latest World Energy Outlook from the conservative International Energy Agency underlines the fundamental choice before the Government: introduce strong targets and policies to help stimulate multitrillion-dollar investments in creating a clean energy system or, in the words of the energy agency, face "catastrophic and irreversible damage to the global climate".
15 November 2008, Time Magazine
But the respite could be brief, according to the International Energy Agencys analysts. The Paris-based organizations annual World Energy Outlook, released on Wednesday, predicts that oil prices will start a steep climb soon, and by 2030 will settle around $120 a barrel - more than double this weeks price - as producers face rocketing costs of equipment such as drills and rigs, and are forced into the increasingly expensive business of extracting oil from less accessible fields, many of them far out at sea.
14 November 2008, Arab News
When Fatih Birol announced that he and his team, while compiling their much awaited annual analysis of the energy world - The World Energy Outlook - would also undertake field by field analysis of the historical production trends of 800 major oil producing fields of the world - on which the world is dependent for its energy supplies - every one was taken by surprise.
14 November 2008, Bloomberg
The International Energy Agency warned that slower investment in new oil projects by OPEC member countries in the aftermath of the global economic slowdown may cause an energy-supply crunch in the next two decades. "Many projects will be delayed because of the economic crisis," Nobuo Tanaka, Executive Director of the Paris-based adviser to 28 nations, said today in an interview with Bloomberg News in Tokyo. "The biggest concern I have is that there may be a supply disruption in the years ahead when the global economy and oil demand recover."
14 November 2008, Livemint.com, India
The view that the era of cheap oil is over is well endorsed. The just released World Energy Outlook 2008 by the International Energy Agency has called for a global low carbon and renewable energy revolution in spite of the financial crisis.
13 November 2008, The Times
Long-term global temperatures are on course to rise by 6C (43F) unless radical changes are adopted in the way that the world produces energy, the International Energy Agency (IAE) said yesterday. In its 2008 World Energy Outlook, the IEA said that if present trends continued, greenhouse gas emissions from the burning of coal, oil and gas would be driven up inexorably, putting the world on track for a doubling in atmospheric carbon dioxide levels by the end of the century.
13 November 2008, ABC News
The International Energy Agency (IEA) has warned that massive investments are needed in the oil industry and alternative power sources if the world is to avoid a shortage of fuel. In its outlook for 2008, the agency predicts that demand from India and China will cause the price of oil to reach $US200 a barrel by 2030. The agencys chief economist, Dr Fatih Birol, has told ABC Radios AM program that even though prices have fallen recently the era of cheap oil is over. "Once the economy recovers and the demand bounces back, we think about 2010, 2011, we may be caught by surprise and this will be a nasty surprise, which would mean that we can see prices which may be even higher than what we have seen last summer," he said.