Latest News

Filters

Filter by tags: International Energy Agency Clear all tag filters

85 news articles found


The energy sector is uniquely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic crisis, but it is also critical to global and national response and recovery efforts, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said today.

Date: Tuesday, 07 April 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Energy-vital-for-coronavirus-response-and-recovery

The International Energy Agency (IEA) has called on governments to put clean energy technologies at the heart of economic stimulus packages drawn up in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

The agency is concerned that policy makers could lose sight of long-term climate change goals as they develop responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. It says that clean energy-focused stimulus packages would have benefits of boosting economic growth and accelerating the clean energy transition.

Date: Friday, 27 March 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsiea-calls-for-clean-energy-response-to-covid-19-crisis-7839855

Fatih Birol said policymakers need to design markets that reward different energy sources  Dr Birol said nuclear is a crucial element in ensuring a secure electricity supply, especially in times of crisis. Firm generation capacity, including nuclear power, is a crucial element in ensuring a secure electricity supply, especially in times of crisis, International Energy Agency executive director Dr Fatih Birol has said.

In a commentary posted online Dr Birol said policymakers need to design markets that reward different sources for their contributions to electricity security, which can enable them to establish viable business models.

His comments echo those of the nuclear energy industry, which says nuclear is a low-carbon generation source and should be treated as such in legislation.

In Europe the Brussels-based nuclear industry group Foratom has called on the EU to support the nuclear sector’s important role within the bloc’s economy.

Date: Tuesday, 24 March 2020
Original article: nucnet.org/news/head-of-iea-says-nuclear-is-essential-in-times-of-crisis-3-1-2020

The huge disruption caused by the coronavirus crisis has highlighted how much modern societies rely on electricity and how firm capacity, such as that provided by nuclear power, is a crucial element in ensuring supply, International Energy Agency (IEA) Executive Director Fatih Birol said yesterday.

Date: Tuesday, 24 March 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/COVID-19-crisis-shows-need-to-keep-electricity-opt

The main challenges facing the nuclear industry are not in the production and delivery of electricity, but in securing the policy support required for it to expand its contribution of sustainable and low-carbon energy. This was the message of Philippe Costes, senior advisor at World Nuclear Assocation, to delegates at the Nuclear Power Plants Expo & Summit in Istanbul this week.

Date: Friday, 06 March 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Speech-Policy-support-for-nuclear-in-the-global-en

Shutting down the Fessenheim nuclear power plant in eastern France will lead to additional emissions of around 10 million tonnes of CO2 per year and the loss of thousands of jobs, writes Valérie Faudon, general delegate of the French Nuclear Energy Society (SFEN).

Date: Thursday, 05 March 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Viewpoint-Fessenheim-closure-subverts-modern-envir

International Energy Agency (IEA) Executive Director Fatih Birol on 12 February told the Agency’s Big Ideas speaker series that a "grand coalition" of all stakeholders is needed to address the challenge of climate change, including the energy sector, which it accounts for most of the world's carbon dioxide emissions.

Date: Saturday, 15 February 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsiea-stresses-need-to-combat-climate-change-7773146

A "grand coalition" of all stakeholders is needed to address the challenge of climate change, International Energy Agency (IEA) Executive Director Fatih Birol said yesterday during the latest in the Paris-based organisation's Big Ideas speaker series. This must involve the energy sector, he said, as it accounts for most of the world's carbon dioxide emissions.

Date: Friday, 14 February 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/IEA-head-calls-for-grand-coalition-to-address-clim

Agency 2019 data shows coal still strong in Asia, but on retreat in advanced economies IEA director Fatih Birol speaking at the IEA Ministerial Meeting; Paris, November 2017. Photo courtesy Andrew Wheeler/IEA. Newly released data by the International Energy Agency (IEA) has shown that global CO2 emissions from energy generation flattened in 2019 at about 33 gigatonnes (Gt) mainly thanks to gains in advanced economies* because of the expanding role of renewable sources, a fuel transition from coal to natural gas, and higher nuclear power output.

The IEA said CO2 emissions remained unchanged from their 2018 levels, although the global economy expanded by 2.9%. The data shows that emissions remained largely stable between 2013 and 2016 and then experienced two years of consecutive growth in 2017 and 2018. An IEA chart showing CO2 emissions since 1990 (orange for advanced economies, yellow of rest of the world). Image courtesy IEA.

According to the IEA, increased nuclear power generation in advanced economies, particularly in Japan and South Korea, avoided the release of over 50 megatonnes (Mt) of CO2 in 2019.

Date: Thursday, 13 February 2020
Original article: nucnet.org/news/iea-report-says-global-co2-emissions-remained-stable-in-2019-2-3-2020

Despite widespread expectations of another increase, global energy-related CO2 emissions stopped growing in 2019, according to International Energy Agency (IEA) data released today. After two years of growth, global emissions were unchanged at 33 gigatonnes in 2019 even as the world economy expanded by 2.9%.

Date: Wednesday, 12 February 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Global-CO2-emissions-flatlined-in-2019-says-IEA