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On the Blogs: The International Energy Agency Remains Behind the Curve on Monitoring the Uptake of Renewables

Simon Evans for Renewable energy capacity is growing more rapidly than expected, says the International Energy Agency (IEA), overtaking coal for the first time. The IEA also says it has “significantly increased” its forecasts for the growth of renewable capacity over the next five years. Yet its forecasts continue to show future growth slowing […]

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Divestiture Movement, Deepening Distress of Coal Industry, Emerging Battles Over Solar, Overbuilding of Shale Gas Pipelines Highlight IEEFA Energy Finance 2016 Conference in New York City

Panelists From Deutsche Bank, Moody’s, S&P Capital IQ, New York Mayor’s Office, CalSTRS, Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office, Bloomberg New Energy Finance, Norwegian Parliament

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY, MARCH 14-16; EXPERTS FROM EUROPE, ASIA, AUSTRALIA,  AND THE AMERICAS NEW YORK, Feb. 29, 2016 — The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) today announced a 2016 conference lineup that includes leading energy finance experts, industry regulators, institutional investors, activists, market analysts and commentators from around the world. The conference, Energy […]

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‘The IEA, Like Nostradamus, Says Many Things About the Future’

Peter Hannam for the Sydney Morning Herald: True, coal vies with oil as the largest share of the energy mix, at 29 per cent versus oil’s 31 per cent stake, according the IEA’s 2014 World Energy Outlook. But the IEA, like Nostradamus, says many things about the future. In its Energy and Climate Change report […]

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‘Deeply Misleading’ Report Circulated by IEA

Damian Carrington for The Guardian: A coal industry report due to be published by the International Energy Agency (IEA) on the benefits of new coal-burning technology has been heavily criticised by experts. The report, seen by the Guardian, is “deeply confused and deeply misleading” and a “litany of errors and false assumptions, clearly written ultimately […]

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Skullduggery Afoot at the IEA: How Does a Coal Industry-Sponsored Study Get Such Cachet?

Reader Alert: A Report Being Circulated by the International Energy Agency Is Riddled With Misinformation

A coal industry-sponsored study being circulated quietly this week in advance of its planned publication by the International Energy Agency is riddled with false suppositions and outdated and misleading numbers. If this report emerges publicly in anything close to the form we were offered a chance to see, the IEA needs to take a good […]

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