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Identifying Options for Re-Use of CO2

9 Jan , 2017  

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CO2 Utilization: A Look Ahead The Energy Collective, January 9, 2017 Finding ways to convert carbon dioxide from an energy and industrial sector waste product to a useful commodity could spur the development of new technologies, products, and industries while limiting emissions to the atmosphere of climate-altering pollutants. In 2016, U.S. policymakers demonstrated leadership in […]

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Law & Policy, Programs & Policy

The Paris Agreement Takes Effect on November 4

31 Oct , 2016  

A Turning Point For Energy Productivity Alliance to Save Energy, October 20, 2016 We are at an historic turning point, in so many ways. The Paris Agreement to reduce global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions will enter into force on November 4, 2016 after having reached the threshold for enactment on Oct. 5. With 81 countries having ratified […]

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Markets & Business, Markets & Trends

Is the Oil Market Heading to Balance?

2 Aug , 2016  

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Oil Prices Down, Investment Down, Supply Up, Energy Efficiency Down Clean Technica, July 8, 2016 The International Energy Agency (IEA) published an updated analysis of the current oil price environment this week, detailing how the current market is generally misbehaving. Though some might look at the decreased investment as a good thing, the resulting increase […]

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Markets & Business, Markets & Trends

IEA Reports Energy Efficiency is the Most Effective Tool to Reduce Carbon Emissions

9 Oct , 2015  


Energy Efficiency Market Report 2015 highlights cuts in greenhouse gases from investments in energy efficiency IEA, October 8, 2015. Image credit: PublicDomainPictures As the world prepares for the COP21 climate negotiations in Paris this year, the new book Energy Efficiency Market Report 2015 reveals that energy efficiency improvements since 1990 in IEA member countries avoided 870 million […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Renewables

Concentrated Solar Power: The Next Big Power Source

30 Jun , 2015  

Amber Plante for Zondits, June 30, 2015. Image credit: 44833 Concentrating solar thermal power (CSP) is often seen as the smaller, less affordable option to solar photovoltaic (PV) systems, due in part to the sudden affordability of the latter. However, experts are now hawking CSP as the next big power source because of its ability to […]

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Efficiency in Action, Markets & Business

Energy Bombshell: Carbon Emissions Flat in 2014

16 Mar , 2015  

Global energy-related emissions of carbon dioxide stalled in 2014 IEA, March 13, 2015 Data from the International Energy Agency (IEA) indicate that global emissions of carbon dioxide from the energy sector stalled in 2014, marking the first time in 40 years in which there was a halt or reduction in emissions of the greenhouse gas […]

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Program Implementation, Programs & Policy

Multiple Benefits of Energy Efficiency: A Big Task with Even Bigger Results

21 Jan , 2015  


Multiple Benefits of Energy Efficiency: A Big Task with Even Bigger Results By Kelly O’Connell for Zondits, January 21, 2015 The American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) released a report this month detailing a new agenda for the energy industry to focus on – the multiple benefits of energy efficiency. It is well […]

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Efficiency in Action, Markets & Business

Forbes’ 30-Under-30 List in Energy

5 Jan , 2015  


It’s always a challenge to find a new set of nominees for Forbes’ 30-Under-30 list in energy. This despite the fact that the “energy industry” is quite likely the biggest in the world. According to the International Energy Agency, keeping the people of the world supplied with energy in all its forms costs about $1.7 trillion a year.

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Finance, Markets & Business

EE Investments Overtake Spending on Renewables

20 Oct , 2014  

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Investments in measures to curb energy waste and boost efficiency are overtaking wind and solar spending and have reached at least $310 billion a year, the International Energy Agency said. That’s almost $100 billion higher than investment in renewable energy in 2013, which amounted to $213 billion, according to estimates from Bloomberg New Energy Finance.

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Efficiency in Action, Markets & Business

Energy Efficiency Gains Surpass Fuel Consumption

17 Oct , 2014  

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Energy efficiency gains are surpassing fuel consumption in some countries, according to a report released today (8 October) by the International Energy Agency (IEA) In 2011, energy efficiency savings in 11 countries, including France, Sweden and the United Kingdom, “effectively displaced a continent’s energy demand” the IEA said.

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