Tag Archives: International Energy Agency

Trucking In A Low Carbon Future

The ECOreport looks at a new International Energy Agency Report, the future of trucking in a low carbon world

By Roy L Hales

Trucks consume a fifth of the world’s oil. They also use half of the diesel. Unless actions are taken,  the demand from road freight is expected to grow 40% by 2050. A new report from the International Energy Agency (IEA) examines trucking in a low carbon future.

Continue reading Trucking In A Low Carbon Future

Energy Investments In A Transitioning World

The ECOreport interviews Laszlo Varro, Chief Economist of the International Energy Agency (IEA) about energy investments in a transitioning world

By Roy L Hales

screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3-43-47-pmThough most of the world’s energy investments are still in fossil  fuels, their iron grip is weakening. The largest source of power investment was the $313 billion put into alternate energy sources like wind and solar. According to Laszlo Varro, Chief Economist of the International Energy Agency (IEA), last year there were more renewables coming online than the entire growth of the energy sector. In many developing countries, wind and solar are less expensive than using imported gas to produce electricity. Laszlo Varro, Chief Economist of the International Energy Agency, described energy investments as the world transitions to a low carbon economy.
Continue reading Energy Investments In A Transitioning World

Carbon capture needs to be considered

A Pembina Institute backgrounder suggesting that Carbon capture needs to be considered as part of the portfolio of solutions to reduce Global emissions. 

Originally Published on the Pembina Institute

by Duncan Kenyon and Binnu Jeyakumar

Continue reading Carbon capture needs to be considered

To Divest $2.6 Trillion From Fossil Fuels

430 institutions and 2,040 individuals across 43 countries have now committed to to divest $2.6 TRILLION from fossil fuels

Originally Published on Divest-Invest

The movement to divest from fossil fuels and invest in renewable energy and climate solutions has exploded, growing 50-fold in just one year and topping $2.6 trillion, according to a new analysis released today. More than 400 institutions and 2,000 individuals have pledged to divest from fossil fuels, the report from Arabella Advisors found. These commitments include governments and investors from 43 countries and multiple sectors, including pension funds, health, education, philanthropy, faith, entertainment, climate justice and municipalities.

Continue reading To Divest $2.6 Trillion From Fossil Fuels

The Gas Industry’s Future Is Uncertain

From The International Energy Agency’s 2015 “Gas medium-term market report

Originally Published on Energy Post

By Karel Beckman

The IEA’s Executive Director Maria van der Hoeven and her team presented the IEA’s annual gas market report in the lion’s den, at the World Gas Conference in Paris where the prevailing mood was one of optimism about the prospects of gas. The IEA, which itself introduced the notion of a ‘Golden Age of Gas’ some years ago, now notes the gas industry’s future is uncertain.
Continue reading The Gas Industry’s Future Is Uncertain

Who says a better world is impossible?

From the David Suzuki Foundation

By David Suzuki

Cars, air travel, space exploration, television, nuclear power, high-speed computers, telephones, organ transplants, prosthetic body parts… At various times these were all deemed impossible. I’ve been around long enough to have witnessed many technological feats that were once unimaginable. Even 10 or 20 years ago, I would never have guessed people would carry supercomputers in their pockets — your smart phone is more powerful than all the computers NASA used to put astronauts on the moon in 1969 combined!
Continue reading Who says a better world is impossible?