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2014-02-18 04:20:33

JOHANNESBURG, February 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- High energy price volatility has for the first time replaced global climate framework as the top critical uncertainty driving the world energy agenda, according to the 2014 World Energy Issues Monitor, released by the World Energy Council (WEC). Global climate framework uncertainty, while still a key issue, is now perceived by energy leaders to have less impact than in the previous three years of the study. Meanwhile,...

2014-02-18 04:20:31

JOHANNESBURG, February 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- High energy price volatility has for the first time replaced global climate framework as the top critical uncertainty driving the world energy agenda, according to the 2014 World Energy Issues Monitor, released by the World Energy Council (WEC). Global climate framework uncertainty, while still is a key issue, is now perceived by energy leaders to have less impact than in the previous three years of the study. Meanwhile,...

IEA Makes Recommendations To Cut Global Carbon Dioxide Emissions
2013-06-10 17:59:27

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Last year, worldwide emissions reached a record high of 31.6 billion tons, despite the fact the United States had its lowest emissions total since the mid-90s, said an International Energy Agency release on Monday. Meanwhile, China had the largest emissions growth, up 3.8 percent over last year. However, the additional 300 million tons was one of the lowest increases in a decade, the report said. American emissions dropped...

United States Poised To Take The Lead In Oil Production
2012-11-13 07:49:25

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online U.S. oil output is set to surpass that of Saudi Arabia and Russia by 2017, reaching levels high enough to make the country nearly energy independent, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said on Monday in its annual World Energy Outlook report. “North America is at the forefront of a sweeping transformation in oil and gas production that will affect all regions of the world, yet the potential also exists for a similarly...

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2010-07-20 06:24:51

The United States, which has been the world's biggest energy consumer for more than a hundred years, has been bumped back by China, according to new data from the International Energy Agency (IEA). IEA, whose forecasts are generally regarded as front-running indicators for the energy industry, said China used up 2,252 million tons of oil equivalent last year, about 4 percent more than the US, which burned through 2,170 million tons. The oil-equivalent metric represents all forms of energy...

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2009-10-06 15:40:00

The sluggish global economy could actually have benefits for reducing the amount of greenhouse gas emissions by 3 percent this year, according to a report from the International Energy Agency on Tuesday. IEA economist Fatih Birol told reporters that the 3 percent drop from the previous year would represent the largest in 40 years. Traditionally, global greenhouse gas emissions have risen by 3 percent each year. The announcement comes as part of the IEA's World Energy Outlook report, being...

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2009-09-21 12:45:00

A report citing an International Energy Agency study shows that greenhouse gas emissions have fallen thanks to the global downturn, handing the world a chance to move away from high-carbon growth, AFP reported. Carbon emissions from burning fossil fuels had dropped significantly this year -- further than in any year in the past four decades, according to the unpublished IEA study. While falling industrial output was largely responsible for the emissions plunge, other factors such as shelving...

2008-11-12 15:00:23

The head of the International Energy Agency said in London Wednesday that economic downturns should not derail energy policy goals. "We cannot let the financial and economic crisis delay the policy action that is urgently needed to ensure secure energy supplies and to curtail rising emissions of greenhouse gases," IEA Executive Director Nobuo Tanaka said. "We must usher in a global energy revolution by improving energy efficiency and increasing the deployment of low-carbon energy," Tanaka...

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2005-11-07 09:15:00

By Marguerita Choy and Peg Mackey PARIS/LONDON -- The world must change its energy habits or struggle with choking fumes, runaway oil demand and a growing dependence on the volatile Middle East for fuel, the International Energy Agency said on Monday. Energy demand and greenhouse gas emissions will soar by more than 50 percent by 2030 if consumers keep burning oil unchecked, the IEA said in its World Energy Outlook. That would blow a hole in the Kyoto protocol aimed at cutting developed...


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