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A new global energy landscape is emerging, resetting long-held expectations for our energy future. Incorporating these recent developments and world-class analysis, World Energy Outlook 2013 presents a full update of energy projections through to 2035 and insights into what they mean for energy security, climate change, economic development and universal access to modern energy services. Oil, coal, natural gas, renewables and nuclear power are all covered, with more country-level detail than ever before.
- Redrawing the energy-climate map (special report released 10 June)
- Energy in Brazil
- Oil supply, demand and trade
- The implications for economic competitiveness of the changing energy map
- The global spread of unconventional gas supply
- The extent of fossil fuel subsidies in the Middle East
- Energy trends in Southeast Asia (special report to be released 23 September)
17 June 2013, The Washington Post
Forget for a moment the ideal or rational response; what's the bare minimum global leaders could do? The IEA had some useful, if modest, suggestions. [...] The IEA argues there are things that governments can do between now and 2020, at no net economic cost, at least to try to "keep the door open" to 2 degrees Celsius. [...] Then they should think about doing more than just the bare minimum.
10 June 2013, The Financial Times
China and the US made such strides tackling their carbon dioxide emissions last year they have boosted chances of sealing a long-sought global climate deal, the world’s energy watchdog said on Monday. But if tougher climate action is finally taken, existing coal-fired power plants risk losing $1.8tn in net revenues in the next two decades, while 8 per cent of new plants face retirement before investments are recovered, new International Energy Agency data shows.
10 June 2013, The Guardian
Fatih Birol, chief economist at the IEA, and one of the world's most respected energy experts, told the Guardian that greenhouse gas emissions were continuing to rise so fast that pinning hopes on a replacement for the Kyoto protocol would set the world on a path to 5C of warming, which would be catastrophic.
The 2012 edition of the World Energy Outlook was released on 12 November 2012. Drawing on the latest data and policy developments the report presents analytical insights into trends in energy markets and what they mean for energy security, environmental protection and economic development. It sets out updated projections of energy demand, production, trade, investment and carbon-dioxide emissions, broken down by country, fuel and sector, to 2035. Read more about WEO-2012 | Order WEO-2012
The complete WEO-2012 chapter “Measuring progress towards energy for all” has now been published here, together with updated databases, charts and methodology information.
World Energy Outlook 2012 - special early excerpts:
- WEO special report "Iraq Energy Outlook" released on 9 October 2012
- WEO special report "Golden Rules for a Golden Age of Gas" released on 29 May 2012
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