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IEA review of Morocco’s energy policies

Wind energy should reach 700 MW capacity this year, and next year the first concentrated solar power (CSP) plant rated at 160 MW should come on stream.     Morocco’s energy strategy is very much on target, with notable advances in wind and solar power and on fuel subsidy reform, the International Energy Agency (IEA) … Continue reading IEA review of Morocco’s energy policies

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Energy sector is key to powering prosperity in sub-Saharan Africa

Increasing access to modern forms of energy is crucial to unlocking faster economic and social development in sub?Saharan Africa, according to the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) Africa Energy Outlook, a Special Report in the 2014 World Energy Outlook series. More than 620 million people in the region (two-thirds of the population) live without electricity, and nearly 730 … Continue reading Energy sector is key to powering prosperity in sub-Saharan Africa

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Global energy efficiency market ‘an invisible powerhouse’ worth at least USD 310 billion per year

The global energy efficiency market is worth at least USD 310 billion a year and growing, according to a new report from the International Energy Agency that confirms the position of energy efficiency as the world’s “first fuel”. The report also finds that energy efficiency finance is becoming an established market segment, with innovative new … Continue reading Global energy efficiency market ‘an invisible powerhouse’ worth at least USD 310 billion per year

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How solar energy, concentrated solar power (CSP) and photovoltaic, could be the largest source of electricity by mid-century

The International Energy Agency (IEA) reports that PV could provide 16% of the world’s electricity and concentrated solar power (CSP) could provide another 11%. The report expects PV to dominate solar up until 2030 when the addition of storage to CSP will see it close the gap. The sun could be the world’s largest source … Continue reading How solar energy, concentrated solar power (CSP) and photovoltaic, could be the largest source of electricity by mid-century

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IEA: Solar energy, PV and Concentrated Solar Power, could dominate electricity by 2050

According to the roadmap, it could hit 1,000 GW of concentrated solar power (CSP) capacity, up from 4 GW today by 2050.     Since 2010, generation of solar thermal electricity (STE) from concentrated solar power (CSP) plants has grown strongly worldwide.  Concentrating solar plants (CSP) generate solar thermal electricity (STE) while producing no greenhouse … Continue reading IEA: Solar energy, PV and Concentrated Solar Power, could dominate electricity by 2050

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IEA Wind Power Reports Growth in Generation in 2013

According the annual report of IEA Wind, installed wind power capacity in 2013 in its member countries increased by 12% while electricity generation from wind grew by 21% compared to 2012 levels. The IEA Wind’s annual report presents the cooperative research, development and deployment (R, D&D) efforts of IEA Wind’s member governments and organizations, which … Continue reading IEA Wind Power Reports Growth in Generation in 2013

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International Energy Agency (IEA): Renewable Energy Market Report

The International Energy Agency (IEA) today released its third annual Medium-Term Renewable Energy Market Report. The expansion of renewable energy will slow over the next five years unless policy uncertainty is diminished, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said today in its third annual Medium-Term Renewable Energy Market Report. According to the report, power generation from … Continue reading International Energy Agency (IEA): Renewable Energy Market Report

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Opportunities and investment for energy storage technologies

Energy storage technologies – spanning everything from electric water heaters to pumped hydro – are valuable components in most energy systems and could be an important tool for achieving a low-carbon future.  In a new report released today, the IEA estimates that China, India, the European Union and the United States alone should invest at … Continue reading Opportunities and investment for energy storage technologies

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“Fossil fuel subsidies distort the market”

Executive Director of the International Energy Agency, Maria van der Hoeven, talked to Sarah Azau at EWEA 2014 Annual Event in Barcelona about power markets, subsidies and the Crimea. Will the Crimean situation make a difference to our relationship with Russian gas? Or are we simply too dependent on it? We are quite dependent on … Continue reading “Fossil fuel subsidies distort the market”

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IEA executive director: “We welcome a renewables target for 2030”

The International Energy Agency (IEA) supports an EU renewable energy target for 2030 – this would reduce policy risk and so “bring down costs and put us on the path we want to be on”, stated Maria van der Hoeven, executive director of the IEA today at the European Wind Energy Association’s 2014 annual event … Continue reading IEA executive director: “We welcome a renewables target for 2030”

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Any country can reach high shares of wind energy, solar power cost-effectively, study shows

Wind power and solar photovoltaics (PV) are crucial to meeting future energy needs while decarbonising the power sector. Deployment of both technologies has expanded rapidly in recent years – one of the few bright spots in an otherwise-bleak picture of clean energy progress – and IEA scenarios indicate that this trend will continue for decades. … Continue reading Any country can reach high shares of wind energy, solar power cost-effectively, study shows

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IEA Wind 2012 Annual Report Released

The IEA Wind 2012 Annual Report which presents the latest information on wind energy in the twenty member countries of the International Energy Agency (IEA) Wind, the Chinese Wind Energy Association, the European Commission, and the European Wind Energy Association is available to download here. World wind capacity now generates enough electricity to meet more … Continue reading IEA Wind 2012 Annual Report Released

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IEA – International Energy Agency: Wind energy seen generating up to 18% of global power by 2050

New IEA publication details the advances in technology that make increasingly possible a surge from the current 2.6%. Wind power could generate up to 18% of world's electricity by 2050, compared with 2.6% today, the new report IEA Technology Roadmap: Wind energy – 2013 Edition finds. The nearly 300 gigawatts of current wind power worldwide … Continue reading IEA – International Energy Agency: Wind energy seen generating up to 18% of global power by 2050

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Wind Energy to Double and Solar Power to Triple in 6 Years, Says IEA

The headline summary of the new Medium-Term Renewable Energy Market Report 2013 from the International Energy Agency (IEA) has been well reported: Renewables will surpass natural gas for electricity generation globally by 2016, doubling nuclear output and coming in second only to coal in power generation. Total renewable capacity is expected to grow from 1,580 … Continue reading Wind Energy to Double and Solar Power to Triple in 6 Years, Says IEA

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Wind energy and other renewables to power 25% of world within 5 years

A new report from the International Energy Agency (IEA), stating that global power generation from hydro, wind, solar and other renewable sources will exceed that of gas and be twice that of nuclear by 2016, is receiving widespread news coverage. Renewable power is expected to increase by 40% in the next five years, according to … Continue reading Wind energy and other renewables to power 25% of world within 5 years

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A shifting global energy balance will include wind energy

Wind power and other renewables will become the become the world’s second-largest source of power generation by 2015 and close in on coal as the primary source by 2035, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA). “A steady increase in hydropower and the rapid expansion of wind and solar power has cemented the position of … Continue reading A shifting global energy balance will include wind energy

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IEA Endorses Electric Vehicles As Carbon Fighters

The IEA said it considers electric vehicles one of the best ways to decrease the carbon footprint from the transportation sector. Executives and leaders from the automobile sector met with the International Energy Agency in Stuttgart, Germany, to discuss global implementation of electric vehicles. The IEA said the sale of electric vehicles needs to double … Continue reading IEA Endorses Electric Vehicles As Carbon Fighters

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IEA: Medium-Term Renewable Energy Market Report 2012

Renewable energy has emerged as a significant source in the global energy mix, accounting for around a fifth of worldwide electricity production. Much of this success has stemmed from economic incentives and significant policy effort by countries, particularly those in the OECD. Massive investment has taken place on a global scale, with costs for most … Continue reading IEA: Medium-Term Renewable Energy Market Report 2012

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IEA: Wind Energy Will Be Among Top Global Renewable Sources By 2017

Renewable power generation is expected to continue its rapid growth over the next five years, according to a new report from the International Energy Agency (IEA) that acknowledges the coming-of-age of the renewable energy sector. The report says that despite economic uncertainties in many countries, global power generation from hydropower, solar power, wind power and … Continue reading IEA: Wind Energy Will Be Among Top Global Renewable Sources By 2017

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