• The IEA is at the forefront of international efforts to assess and understand the persistent energy access deficit and chart a pathway to energy for all by 2030. Explore our work on energy access: Link https://t.co/WvRGgVfzUK
    IEA Sun 26 Jan 2020 11:48
  • RT @ClaudiaPavarini: As the share of VREs grows, electricity systems need to become increasingly flexible in order to respond effectively t…
    IEA Sun 26 Jan 2020 09:48
  • RT @IEABirol: This new @IEA commentary highlights the vital role of batteries in ensuring electricity security & reducing emissions, notabl…
    IEA Sun 26 Jan 2020 08:53
  • Global patent applications for climate change mitigation technologies – a key measure of innovation – are trending down. Read more from Miguel Cárdenas Rodríguez, Ivan Haš?i? & Nick Johnstone Link
    IEA Sat 25 Jan 2020 15:48

    One of the key measures of innovation in climate change mitigation is showing worrying trends, according to new evidence from the IEA and the OECD.

    Drawing upon new extractions from the Worldwide Patent Statistical Database (PATSTAT), researchers at the IEA and OECD have found that while patenting of innovations in climate change mitigation technologies (CCMT) related to power generation, transport, buildings, manufacturing, and carbon capture and storage (CCS) had generally been increasing much faster than other technologies in the period up to 2011-2012, there has been a notable drop-off in the number of these patents since then.

  • RT @Mauriciotellez: Necesitaremos mucho gas durante transición energética y allí el #Fracking es fundamental para ??. Aunque hay sensibilid…
    IEA Sat 25 Jan 2020 15:18
  • Africa’s population is among the fastest growing & youngest in the world. How the region meets its growing energy needs is crucial for the continent’s economic & energy future, as well as for global trends. Learn more in our #WEO19 special report ? Link https://t.co/ucVq577t7A
    IEA Sat 25 Jan 2020 14:48
  • Our interactive map highlights 700 existing & planned offshore wind projects around the world, and maps the global potential for future projects. Explore it here ? Link
    IEA Sat 25 Jan 2020 13:48

    The IEA has undertaken a detailed assessment of the technical potential for offshore wind development in collaboration with Imperial College London. Our interactive map features offshore wind technical potential, classified by water depth and distance from shore, the latest offshore wind projects, and population density. See below for a description of the methodology used to produce this unique online resource.

  • Onshore wind capacity is forecast to expand 57% by 2024, while offshore wind capacity is forecast to increase almost threefold in the same period - producing around 10% of total world wind generation. ? Link https://t.co/sZWYtJ7SLG
    IEA Sat 25 Jan 2020 11:47

    Total renewable electricity capacity increased by 178 GW in 2018, similar to net capacity added in 2017. For the first time since the beginning of the 21st century, however, net renewable capacity additions did not increase y-o-y. But despite stalling, renewable capacity additions still accounted for 75% of all net power capacity growth.

    After stalling in 2018, global annual capacity additions are forecast to resume growth in 2019. Accelerating growth in North America, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region is expected to offset the stable growth foreseen for China. Global additions hit a record 208 GW by 2020 before declining in 2021, a trend that results from events in two countries: in the United States, onshore wind additions peak in 2020 then decline as the production tax credit (PTC) is phased out, and in China several large-scale conventional and pumped hydro projects are expected to be commissioned in 2020.

    In the main case forecast, renewable...

  • Total biofuel output is forecast to increase 25% by 2024, with China set to have the largest biofuel production growth of any country for the first time. ? Link https://t.co/xgDR171lT8
    IEA Fri 24 Jan 2020 15:32

    Renewables 2019 is the IEA market analysis and forecast from 2019 to 2024 on renewable energy and technologies. It provides global trends and developments for renewable energy in the electricity, heat and transport sectors. The analysis this year contains an in-depth look at distributed solar PV, which is set to more than double in capacity in the next five years, accounting for almost half of all solar PV growth. The report assesses the current state of play of distributed solar PV and maps out its huge growth potential in the coming years.

  • The chemical sector is the largest industrial consumer of both oil and gas. Yet despite being the largest industrial energy consumer, it is the third industry subsector in terms of direct CO2 emissions – behind iron and steel and cement. Link
    IEA Fri 24 Jan 2020 14:17
    The sector’s substantial energy consumption is driven by demand for a vast array of chemical products. Demand for primary chemicals – which is an indication of activity in the sector overall – has grown strongly in recent years. Continued demand growth is expected in the Sustainable Development Scenario, underscoring the need for measures to reduce the energy and CO2 emissions intensity of production.
  • RT @mafsul: El director de la Agencia Internacional de Energía @IEA, Fatih Birol @IEABirol, destaca los avances de #Colombia ?? en nuestra…
    IEA Fri 24 Jan 2020 13:37
  • Returning the world to a less energy-intensive pathway will require new approaches. Digitalisation offers opportunities for gains in both end-use & system energy efficiency – if the right policies are in place. ? Link https://t.co/kDWxQopvls
    IEA Fri 24 Jan 2020 11:16

    Since 2015, improvements in global energy intensity have been weakening each year. Energy Efficiency 2019 examines the reasons for this slowdown, which has major implications for consumers, businesses, governments and the environment.

  • In a new op-ed for @CNNBusiness, our Executive Director @IEABirol drives home the need for the energy sector to step up to the climate challenge using all clean energy technologies, including renewables, energy efficiency, CCUS, nuclear & hydrogen. Link
    IEA Fri 24 Jan 2020 11:16

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  • While the electricity sector remains the brightest spot for renewables, electricity accounts for only 1/5th of global energy consumption, and the role of renewables in the transportation and heating sectors remains critical to the energy transition. Link
    IEA Fri 24 Jan 2020 09:16
    Renewable power capacity is set to expand by 50% between 2019 and 2024, led by solar PV. This increase of 1 200 GW is equivalent to the total installed power capacity of the United States today. Solar PV alone accounts for almost 60% of the expected growth, with onshore wind representing one-quarter.
  • Over the next 5 years, hydropower capacity is forecast to increase 9% - led by China ??, India ?? & Brazil ??. One?quarter of global growth is expected to come from just three megaprojects: two in China ?? & one in Ethiopia ??. ? Link https://t.co/jz9TxdV1Yh
    IEA Fri 24 Jan 2020 02:11

    Total renewable electricity capacity increased by 178 GW in 2018, similar to net capacity added in 2017. For the first time since the beginning of the 21st century, however, net renewable capacity additions did not increase y-o-y. But despite stalling, renewable capacity additions still accounted for 75% of all net power capacity growth.

    After stalling in 2018, global annual capacity additions are forecast to resume growth in 2019. Accelerating growth in North America, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region is expected to offset the stable growth foreseen for China. Global additions hit a record 208 GW by 2020 before declining in 2021, a trend that results from events in two countries: in the United States, onshore wind additions peak in 2020 then decline as the production tax credit (PTC) is phased out, and in China several large-scale conventional and pumped hydro projects are expected to be commissioned in 2020.

    In the main case forecast, renewable...

  • Blending low-carbon hydrogen into gas networks would offer a way to scale up supply technologies & reduce costs. Our new assessment of the sustainable potential for biomethane supply suggests that it could cover some 20% of today’s gas demand. ? Link https://t.co/H9Scugy5ME
    IEA Thu 23 Jan 2020 21:46

    The World Energy Outlook series is a leading source of strategic insight on the future of energy and energy-related emissions, providing detailed scenarios that map out the consequences of different energy policy and investment choices. This year's edition updates the outlooks for all fuels, technologies and regions, based on the latest market data, policy initiatives and cost trends.

  • RT @CNNPRUK: @JDefteriosCNN Miss the session with @JDefteriosCNN at #WEF20? Catch up on The Global Energy Challenge with Amin H. Nasser of…
    IEA Thu 23 Jan 2020 18:01
  • RT @jadmouawad: “The energy sector is crucial for cutting global emissions” - Read the latest opinion piece by ?@IEABirol? with an optimist…
    IEA Thu 23 Jan 2020 17:46
  • Direct geothermal, although on the rise, is currently the smallest renewable heat source. It remains confined to a limited number of countries, with China ??& Turkey ?? alone accounting for about 80% of global geothermal heat consumption in 2017. ? Link https://t.co/j8spDRxkac
    IEA Thu 23 Jan 2020 17:06

    Accounting for 50% of global final energy consumption in 2018, heat is the largest energy end-use and contributes 40% of global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. About 50% of total heat produced was used for industrial processes, another 46% was consumed in buildings for space and water heating and, to a lesser extent, for cooking, while the remainder was used in agriculture, essentially for greenhouse heating.

    Fossil fuels continue to dominate heat supplies, while modern renewables (i.e. excluding the traditional use of biomass) met only 10% of global heat demand in 2018. Renewable heat consumption expands 22% during the outlook period (2019?24), with its share reaching 12% by 2024. Overall, this projected deployment is not in line with global climate change targets. Greater ambition and stronger policy support are needed to ramp up the use of renewables for heat and to improve energy efficiency in both buildings and industry.

  • Smart grid investments still represent a small share of all investment in network infrastructure. Despite the initial enthusiastic response to smart grids, many signs now point to a slowdown ? Link
    IEA Thu 23 Jan 2020 15:31
    Although smart grid investments rose 10% in 2018, these technologies still represent a small share of all investment in network infrastructure. Furthermore, despite the initial enthusiastic response to smart grids, many signs now point to a slowdown: funding for microgrids and virtual power plants did not expand in 2018, and investments in blockchain technology plummeted. Further efforts are needed to implement regulatory frameworks that recognise and reward investment in new digital technologies and in other ‘non-wire’ alternatives to traditional electricity grid extensions.
  • In residential buildings, structural changes have consistently matched or outpaced efficiency gains since 2014. These include increased device ownership & use & a significant growth in average per-capita residential floor area in all economies. ? Link https://t.co/77ZVBRcYuV
    IEA Thu 23 Jan 2020 14:16

    Since 2015, improvements in global energy intensity have been weakening each year. Energy Efficiency 2019 examines the reasons for this slowdown, which has major implications for consumers, businesses, governments and the environment.

  • RT @wef: ? The Global Energy Challenge with Amin H. Nasser of @Saudi_Aramco, @JoeKaeser of @siemens, @CFigueres, @jdefterioscnn of @cnn and…
    IEA Thu 23 Jan 2020 13:36
  • Nuclear power & hydropower form the backbone of low-carbon electricity generation. This analysis focuses on the role of nuclear power in advanced economies & the factors that put it at risk of future decline. Learn more ?? Link
    IEA Thu 23 Jan 2020 12:35

    Nuclear power and hydropower form the backbone of low-carbon electricity generation. Together, they provide three-quarters of global low-carbon generation. Over the past 50 years, the use of nuclear power has reduced CO2 emissions by over 60 gigatonnes – nearly two years’ worth of global energy-related emissions. However, in advanced economies, nuclear power has begun to fade, with plants closing and little new investment made, just when the world requires more low-carbon electricity. This report focuses on the role of nuclear power in advanced economies and the factors that put nuclear power at risk of future decline. It is shown that, without action, nuclear power in advanced economies could fall by two thirds by 2040.The implications of such a “nuclear fade case” for costs, emissions and electricity security using two World Energy Outlook scenarios are examined in the New Policies Scenario and the Sustainable Development Scenario. Achieving the pace of CO2 emissions...

  • At #wef20 today, our Executive Director @IEABirol will discuss how governments & business can adapt to a rapidly evolving energy landscape w/ @JoeKaeser, @Saudi_Aramco CEO Amin Nasser, @CFigueres & @JDefteriosCNN. Session starts at 14:30 CET. Tune into @Davos for the live stream
    IEA Thu 23 Jan 2020 11:30
  • RT @PiyushGoyal: Met Fatih Birol, Executive Director of International Energy Agency at @WEF and discussed PM @NarendraModi ji's vision of i…
    IEA Thu 23 Jan 2020 11:20
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