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Five take-home messages from the IEA’s World Energy Outlook 2014

Five take-home messages from the IEA’s World Energy Outlook 2014

IEA presented its World Energy Outlook for 2014. For the first time ever, it looked ahead as far as 2040 painting a sobering picture.

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Only solar PV is exceeding expectations for clean energy

Only solar PV is exceeding expectations for clean energy

IEA estimates on costs of solar PV are getting more realistic, but they still overplay investment costs.

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Is 3,000 MW of new Nigeria solar power a model to end energy poverty?

Is 3,000 MW of new Nigeria solar power a model to end energy poverty?

Nigeria has signed a series of agreements to develop and operate 3,000 MW of utility-scale solar photovoltaic power plants over the next five years.

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Will IEA and governments be the last to discover solar PV revolution?

Will IEA and governments be the last to discover solar PV revolution?

The IEA grossly overstates the cost of solar PV, and underestimates its deployment. And it’s having an impact on government policy making.

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Seven takeaways for Warsaw climate talks from new IEA report

Seven takeaways for Warsaw climate talks from new IEA report

Despite a lack of optimism in Warsaw, IEA report shows we can still cut our emissions sharply, but only by making serious policy decisions now.

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IEA says FiTs not a subsidy - but tax credits are

IEA says FiTs not a subsidy – but tax credits are

The IEA says feed-in tariffs are the principal driving force in the worldwide development of solar PV, but it does not describe them as a subsidy.

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'Hidden fuel' worth hundreds of billions: IEA's new energy focus

‘Hidden fuel’ worth hundreds of billions: IEA’s new energy focus

Could the most obvious future energy choice be the fuel we don’t use? The IEA’s inaugural Energy Efficiency Market Report reveals a market with investment levels on par with fossil fuels and renewables, and begs the question: should energy efficiency be considered the world’s ‘hidden fuel’ or ‘first fuel’?

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Renewable energy to trump gas globally by 2016

Renewable energy to trump gas globally by 2016

IEA report predicts power generation from renewable sources will exceed natural gas and be twice the contribution from nuclear globally in just three years.

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Graph of the Day: Energy transformation falling short

Graph of the Day: Energy transformation falling short

IEA report card on the global Sustainable Energy for All challenge shows we could be – and should be – doing a whole lot better.

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Unburnable carbon - value of fossil fuel giants at risk

Unburnable carbon – value of fossil fuel giants at risk

The IEA last year said if the world wanted to meet climate targets, it would have to leave two thirds of its fossil fuels in the ground. So what does unburnable carbon mean for oil and gas giants? HSBC crunches the numbers and says up to 60 per cent of the value of fossil fuel companies could be at risk.

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IEA misses the point on solar

IEA misses the point on solar

The IEA’s latest World Energy Outlook suggests that global solar growth is it about to run into a wall. But is this really accurate?