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Commentary: Energy efficiency goes global
Brian Motherway, IEA Head of Energy Efficiency
9 December 2016

Swedish Energy Minister Ibrahim Baylan to chair the IEA’s Ministerial Meeting in 2017
Ibrahim Baylan, Sweden’s Minister of Energy, was named as the chair of the International Energy Agency’s Ministerial meeting, which will be held in Paris in November 2017.
9 December 2016

Renewable energy’s next frontier: heat
Unlike power or transportation, heat remains widely under-served by renewable sources of energy
6 December 2016

IEA moves to enhance global gas security
While the rise of the liquefied natural gas market has accelerated the globalization of natural gas, the energy security implications of this transformation have attracted much less attention.
24 November 2016

A low-carbon future for India’s railways
In countries like India, rail transport still continues to play a central role in moving people and goods
21 November 2016

IEA Executive Director receives Carnot Prize from the University of Pennsylvania
The Kleinman Center for Energy Policy at the University of Pennsylvania awarded its annual Carnot Prize to Dr Fatih Birol for his distinguished contributions to energy policy
17 November 2016

Major countries commit to increase the share of electric vehicles in government fleets
The Declaration emphasises the renewal of government fleets and showcases commitments of these countries to the introduction of low-emission vehicles
16 November 2016

World Energy Outlook 2016
Renewables and natural gas are the big winners in the race to meet energy demand growth until 2040
16 November 2016

A delicate balance between water demand and the low-carbon energy transition
Energy and water have always been closely intertwined: water is essential for energy production, likewise energy is critical to water supply
15 November 2016

Speeding up Carbon Capture and Storage needed to meet climate goals
CCS today is the only technology able to significantly reduce emissions from coal-fired power plants operating or under construction around the world
15 November 2016

Morocco becomes IEA Association Country, a first for the Middle East and Africa
The first IEA Association country from the Middle East and Africa has abundant renewable energy resources and is a regional leader in deploying clean energy technologies and energy efficiency measures
14 November 2016

Policies are critical for the invisible fuel
Though 2015 was a record year for renewables, there is another energy technology that is making steady – but quiet – progress in limiting greenhouse gas emissions: energy efficiency.
14 November 2016

OMR: Holding the line
Investments ensure that the market remains close to balance and that prices are as stable and as fair for both producers and consumers as can ever be possible in such a dynamic industry
10 November 2016

Emissions data critical for targeted climate action
Knowing how much CO2 is being released and from where better enables countries to act on climate commitments
7 November 2016

Paris Agreement formally enters into force
With the entry into force of the historic Paris Agreement today, the world is finally committing to collectively tackling climate change.
4 November 2016

Day of awful air quality in Delhi underscores need for energy sector actions to reduce pollution
Air pollution in Delhi yesterday reached 30 times the World Health Organisation’s recommend levels , heightening serious respiratory problems for its inhabitants.
31 October 2016

Australia and IEA Agree to Cooperate on Energy Security Review
Agreement between the Australian Government and the IEA was reached following a meeting between Australia’s Minister for the Environment and Energy Josh Frydenberg and the IEA’s Executive Director Dr Fatih Birol in Paris.
31 October 2016

Mexico’s energy reform is set to revitalise an ailing sector and boost the economy, IEA report says
Mexico’s wide-ranging energy reform, which began in 2013, is expected to reverse the country’s declining oil production, increase the share of renewables in the power sector, and slow the growth in carbon emissions, providing a solid foundation for robust economic growth in the coming decades, according to the International Energy Agency.
26 October 2016

Mexico Energy Outlook
Mexico’s wide-ranging energy reform provides a solid foundation for robust economic growth in the coming decades
26 October 2016

Medium-Term Renewable Energy Market Report 2016
25 October 2016