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27/10/16 - Reforma

27 October 2016
Source: Reforma

Mexico will enter IEA in 2017 El próximo año, México formará parte de la Agencia Internacional de Energía (AIE), solicitud que el País hizo a este organismo en 2015, reveló en entrevista exclusiva Pedro Joaquín Coldwell, Secretario de Energía. Fatih Birol, director ejecutivo de la AIE, destacó que el ingreso de México a este organismo convertiría al País en el tercero del continente americano en integrarse, y el primero de Latinoamérica. "México en este caso para nosotros es un país muy importante en términos de petróleo, en términos de economía y en su liderazgo en cuanto a los asuntos ambientales; está la ley, México puede ser una fuente de inspiración para muchos otros países en términos de reformas", resaltó.

27/10/16 - El Universal

27 October 2016
Source: El Universal

México requiere reforma energética exitosa: AIE La Agencia Internacional de Energía aseguró que el país debe garantizar que los nuevos organismos regulatorios tengan autoridad y capacidad en su reporte Mexican Energy Outlook 2016.

27/10/16 - El Financiero

27 October 2016
Source: El Financiero

México revertirá caída en la producción de crudo hasta 2020: AIE La Agencia Internacional de Energía prevé que la producción de crudo va a dar un giro a partir de 2020 y luego elevarse hasta 3.4 millones diarios en 2040, un millón más de lo que se produce actualmente.

27/10/16 - Milenio

27 October 2016
Source: Milenio

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27/10/16 - El Economista

27 October 2016
Source: El Economista

caída en la producción continuará: eia En crudo, el país tocará fondo en 2018 Después de ese año la producción mexicana repuntará a 2.4 millones de barriles diarios y llegará a 3.4 millones en el 2040, pronostican.

27/10/16 - Expansion

27 October 2016
Source: Expansion

Reforma Energética sumará 1 billón de dólares a la economía en 2040: EIA La Agencia Internacional de Energía anticipa inversiones en los sectores eléctrico, exploración y producción de hidrocarburos.

27/10/16 - La Jornada

27 October 2016
Source: La Jornada

Reforma energética requiere "aceptación social", dice regulador. La Agencia Internacional de Energía –un organismo internacional que promueve seguridad energética de los países- presentó los resultados de un reporte especial sobre la reforma energética mexicana, que fue calificada por el director ejecutivo del organismo, Fatih Birol, como “una de las más profundas y amplias” que se han implementado en el mundo en los últimos años.

18/07/16 - Business Reporter

13 July 2016
Source: Business Reporter

World Energy Outlook calls for global clean air act as worldwide pollution death rate rises. Deaths linked to air pollution are set to increase significantly in the coming decades unless the energy sector takes greater action to curb emissions, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA).

13/07/16 - The Hindu

13 July 2016
Source: The Hindu

Premature deaths will rise minus air quality norms: IEA New Delhi: Less than one per cent of India’s population lives in areas that meet World Health Organisation air quality guidelines. But if stringent air pollution regulations are in place, this could increase to almost 10 per cent by 2040, says a study by the International Energy Agency (IEA). The “Energy and Air Pollution, World Energy Outlook Special Report”, released in June, assesses the role of energy in air pollution and makes emissions projections for 2040 based on two scenarios.

29/06/16 - Huffington Post

27 June 2016
Source: Huffington Post

Air Pollution Kills 6.5 Million People Every Year, And It Could Get Worse Unless We Act Now. Poor air quality is now the fourth largest threat to our health, according to a new IEA report.

27/06/16 - Reporte Indigo

27 June 2016
Source: Reporte Indigo

El aire que nos asfixia La contaminación del aire es la cuarta mayor amenaza para la salud humana, advirtió la Agencia Internacional de Energía. “Si no se cambia la forma en la que el mundo produce y consume energía, la cifra desastrosa de la contaminación atmosférica sobre la vida humana se va a incrementar” Agencia Internacional de Energía.

27/06/16 - Proceso

27 June 2016
Source: Proceso

CIUDAD DE MÉXICO (apro).- Cada año, la contaminación del aire es responsable de la muerte de 6.5 millones de personas en el mundo; el fenómeno es la cuarta amenaza más grave a la salud humana, detrás de la presión sanguínea alta, las malas dietas alimentarias y el consumo de tabaco, según un estudio que publicó hoy la Agencia Internacional de la Energía (AIE). En México, donde la mitad de la población vive expuesta a niveles de partículas mayores a 10 microgramos por metro cúbico, la contaminación del aire sería responsable de 12 mil 500 muertos por año. Una cifra muy por debajo del millón de chinos o indios que mueren cada año, envenenados por el aire que respiran.

30/06/16 - EcoWatch

27 June 2016
Source: EcoWatch

Exposure to poor air quality inside and outside is the world’s fourth-leading threat to human health. A first-of-its-kind International Energy Agency (IEA) study released Monday reported 6.5 million deaths globally are attributed to poor air quality.

30/06/16 - Yibada

27 June 2016
Source: Yibada

In a study by the International Energy Agency (IEA), air pollution in China has been estimated to shorten life by an average of two years, the South China Morning Post (SCMP) reported.

29/06/16 - The Guardian

27 June 2016
Source: The Guardian

IEA wants $4.8tr investment to reduce energy pollution. International Energy Administration (IEA) has called on governments across the globe to adopt strategy to cut pollutants by half, a plan that would add about seven per cent to the total energy investment needed through 2040. The strategy it added, includes $4.8 trillion for advanced pollution control and accelerating the transformation of the energy industry.The IEA said in a statement yesterday, that each year an estimated 6.5 million deaths were linked to air pollution with the number set to increase significantly in coming decades unless the energy sector takes greater action to curb emissions.

29/06/16 - Renmin Ribao

27 June 2016
Source: Renmin Ribao



28/06/16 - El Universal

27 June 2016
Source: El Universal

Estocolmo.— Cada año mueren alrededor de 6.5 millones de personas en todo el mundo por problemas relacionados con la contaminación del aire, advirtió la Agencia Internacional de Energía (AIE), que agregó que esa cifra aumentará a menos que el sector intensifique esfuerzos para reducir las emisiones.

28/06/16 - El Financiero

27 June 2016
Source: El Financiero

Estas son las causas de la contaminación del aire. De acuerdo con la AIE, la contaminación del aire continuará aumentando en las próximas décadas a menos que las naciones inviertan en controles de energía y emisiones más limpios. Aquí te explicamos cuáles son los factores que causan este fenómeno.

28/06/16 - La Jornada

27 June 2016
Source: La Jornada

Estocolmo, Suecia. Cada año mueren alrededor de 6.5 millones de personas en todo el mundo por problemas relacionados con la contaminación del aire, advirtió el lunes la Agencia Internacional de Energía, que agregó que esa cifra aumentará a menos que el sector de producción de energía intensifique sus esfuerzos para reducir las emisiones.

28/06/16 - Norte Digital

27 June 2016
Source: Norte Digital

Cada año mueren alrededor de 6.5 millones de personas en todo el mundo por problemas relacionados con la contaminación del aire, advirtió la Agencia Internacional de Energía (AIE), que agregó que esa cifra aumentará a menos que el sector intensifique esfuerzos para reducir las emisiones.

27/06/16 - Climate & Clean Air Coalition

27 June 2016
Source: Climate & Clean Air Coalition

Poor air quality causing 6.5 million deaths a year, says IEA report. New International Energy Agency report says investments in improving air quality provides benefits many times more valuable. A report released today by the International Energy Agency (IEA) says poor air quality is responsible for 6.5 million deaths each year with many of the root causes coming from the energy sector. In the report, Energy and Air Pollution, the IEA proposes a cost-effective strategy, based on existing technologies and proven policies, to cut pollutant emissions by more than half, and provides a suite of measures that can be adapted in tailored combinations to reflect different national and regional settings. "This report brings a very important message to the energy community about the link between our energy systems and air pollution. Its projections about the impacts on health are sobering, but the report also shows how, with good policies, we can have both clean, healthy air and energy", says Mark Radka, Head of Energy Climate and Technology of United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

27/06/16 - Sustainable Energy for All

27 June 2016
Source: sustainable Energy for All

Air pollution will continue rising in the next decades unless nations around the world invest trillions in cleaner energy and emissions controls, the International Energy Agency said. The Paris-based agency is calling for governments to adopt a strategy to cut pollutants by half, a plan that would add about 7 percent to the total energy investment needed through 2040, according to a report Monday. That includes $4.8 trillion for advanced pollution control and accelerating the transformation of the energy industry. “Clean air is a basic human right that most of the world’s population lacks,” said Executive Director Fatih Birol. “We need to revise our approach to energy development so that communities are not forced to sacrifice clean air in return for economic growth.”

27/06/16 - Clean Air Asia

27 June 2016
Source: Clean Air Asia

IEA report: A strategy to reconcile energy needs and address air pollution crisis. The evidence is irrefutable: The world is facing a public health crisis. Cities around the globe are shrouded in toxic clouds of air pollution primarily emanating from the energy sector, notably emissions from the burning of fossil fuels. The scale of the crisis is immense, with air pollution linked to 6.5 million premature deaths per year, making it the world’s single greatest environmental health risk and the fourth greatest health risk overall. The International Energy Agency’s “Energy and Air Pollution 2016 – World Energy Outlook Special Report” is a sobering reminder of the human, economic and environmental costs of energy-related air pollution in an increasingly urbanized world.

27/06/16 - New York Times

27 June 2016
Source: New York Times

Study Links 6.5 Million Deaths Each Year to Air Pollution.

27/06/16 - Reuters

27 June 2016
Source: Reuters

Air pollution to kill millions more without energy policy change: IEA

27/06/16 - Bloomberg

27 June 2016
Source: Bloomberg

Air Pollution Seen Costing Trillions to Save Millions, IEA Says.

27/06/16 - The Guardian

27 June 2016
Source: The Guardian

Global air pollution crisis 'must not be left to private sector' Energy authority says governments must take responsibility, and investment would pay for itself in health benefits

27/06/16 - The Times

27 June 2016
Source: The Times

Air pollution contributes to about 6.5 million deaths each year, the International Energy Agency warned in a report released Monday, with casualties expected to drastically rise in coming decades unless the energy industry curbs emissions. The agency’s first air pollution study found that premature deaths connected to outdoor air pollution are projected to rise from 3 million in 2016 to 4.5 million by 2040, with the highest concentration in developing Asia. It also suggested that governments and the energy sector could reduce the number of deaths linked to air pollution by implementing clean air policies.

27/06/16 - The Times UK

27 June 2016
Source: The Times UK

Air pollution kills about 6.5 million people around the world every year — a number that could rise further before 2040 without big changes to the way energy is produced, the International Energy Agency has warned. Poor air quality, including emissions of particulates released from burning fossil fuels such as coal and diesel, is the fourth biggest threat to human health after high blood pressure, diet and smoking, the IEA said.

27/06/16 - The Times of India

27 June 2016
Source: The Times of india

New Delhi: An estimated 6.5 million premature deaths in the world are linked to air pollution every year with more than half of them being reported from China and India together. India alone contributes 1.59 million deaths to this dubious figure. The global number will increase significantly, touching 7.5 million in 2040, unless the energy sector that emits majority of air pollutants takes greater action to curb emission, says the International Energy Agency (IEA) in its special report, released on Monday.

27/06/16 - Telegraph India

27 June 2016
Source: Telegraph India

Study sounds pollution death alert - In the air India's annual toll of premature deaths from air pollution is likely to rise to 1.7 million over the next two decades despite planned initiatives to lower power sector and transport emissions, says a study that highlights the need for more action. Released today by the Paris-based International Energy Agency (IEA), the study cautions that rising incomes, urbanisation and industrialisation are raising energy consumption in India and worsening air pollution, which caused an estimated 1.6 million premature deaths in 2015. The IEA has cited research estimates of 590,000 premature deaths in India linked to outdoor air pollution and about one million deaths from household air pollution caused by the burning of wood, biomass and kerosene. It said air pollution on average reduces life expectancy in India by about 23 months. "The impacts of air pollution are concentrated in fast-growing Asia and in Africa, but no country has solved the problem entirely," Fatih Birol, executive director of the IEA, said at a presentation of the study this morning.

27/06/16 - Economic Times India

27 June 2016
Source: Economic Times India

Air Pollution: Major threat to human lives, says IEA.

27/06/16 - Tribune India

27 June 2016
Source: Tribune India

Air pollution to kill millions by 2040: IEA Premature deaths to rise in developing Asia The number of premature deaths due to outdoor air pollution is projected to rise, mainly in developing Asia, including India, from 3 million at present to 4.5 million by 2040, if energy sector fails to take greater action to curb emissions, a study has said. Each year, an estimated 6.5 million deaths are linked to air pollution and the number is set to increase significantly in coming decades unless the energy sector takes greater action to curb emissions, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said in its World Energy Outlook (WEO) special report which was released today.

27/06/16 - Hindustan Times

27 June 2016
Source: Hindustan Times

Air pollution to kill millions more without energy policy change: IEA. Premature deaths from air pollution will continue to rise to 2040 unless changes are made to the way the world uses and produces energy, the International Energy Agency said on Monday. Around 6.5 million deaths globally are attributed each year to poor air quality inside and outside, making it the world’s fourth-largest threat to human health, behind high blood pressure, dietary risks and smoking.

27/06/16 - Asian Age India

27 June 2016
Source: Asian Age India

An average 2,500 people may die daily due to polluted air by 2040 in India if the government fails to put in stringent regulations to check outdoor air pollution, a report said on Monday. The report by International Energy Agency (IEA) “World Energy Outlook” (WEO) also mentioned that in 2015, 5,90,000 premature deaths were attr-ibuted to outdoor air pollution annually — an average of over 1,600 a day.

27/06/16 - CBC News Canada

27 June 2016
Source: CBC News Canada

Energy group report links 6.5 million deaths worldwide each year to air pollution. Deaths from indoor air pollution expected to fall, but outdoor air pollution deaths seen rising

27/06/16 - World Nuclear News

27 June 2016
Source: World Nuclear News

Counting the cost of air pollution. Two recent publications have highlighted the issue of air pollution, including that from energy generation. The International Energy Agency (IEA) today published a strategy for cutting premature deaths from air pollution, while the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has studied the economic costs of it. According to the IEA, some 6.5 million deaths annually are linked to air pollution, "with the number set to increase significantly in coming decades unless the energy sector takes greater action to curb emissions".

27/06/16 - businessGreen

27 June 2016
Source: businessGreen

Long term global energy strategy 'could prevent 3.3 million air pollution deaths' IEA report calls for clean energy strategy, investment and targets in order to prevent 3.3 million global air pollution deaths by 2040. A long term strategy for the global energy sector is needed to reduce the projected number of air pollution deaths by 3.3 million a year by 2040, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA).

27/06/16 - Hellenic Shipping News

27 June 2016
Source: Hellenic Shipping News

On 27 June 2016, Dr Fatih Birol, Executive Director of the IEA launched the first ever Special Report on Energy and Pollution. In his presentation, Dr Birol explained that the energy system contributes to economic and social progress around the world, but there are costly side-effects. Millions of tonnes of energy-related pollutants are released each year, and around 18 000 people die each day as a result of air pollution. In fact, the number of deaths attributed to air pollution each year – 6.5 million deaths – is, according to the World Health Organization, much greater than the number from HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and road injuries combined.

27/06/16 - Vox

27 June 2016
Source: Vox

Every year, air pollution kills about 6.5 million people worldwide — linked to everything from lung cancer to heart disease to strokes. It’s an honest-to-goodness public health crisis. So the International Energy Agency just put out a huge report on how pollution got so bad and what we might do about it.

27/06/16 - Scientific American

27 June 2016
Source: Scientific American

IEA Warns Air Pollution to Kill Millions More If Policies Don't Change. Asia will account for almost 90 percent of the rise in deaths, the International Energy Agency says.

27/06/16 - La Tribune

27 June 2016
Source: La Tribune

Pollution de l'air : le secteur énergétique principal responsable. La production et la consommation d'énergie sont à l'origine de 85% des particules fines et de la quasi-totalité des oxydes de soufre et d'azote, souligne un rapport de l'Agence internationale de l'énergie. Mais augmenter de 7% les investissement dans ce secteur jusqu'en 2040 permettrait d'éviter plusieurs millions de décès.

27/06/16 - Direct Matin

27 June 2016
Source: Direct Matin

La pollution de l’air cause 6,5 millions de décès par an. Un rapport de l'Agence internationale de l'énergie (AIE) publié lundi s'alarme sur le nombre de décès liés à la pollution de l'air et préconise le recours aux énergies propres. Selon les chiffres de l'Agence, 6,5 millions de personnes meurent chaque année dans le monde en raison de la pollution de l’air causée par l’activité humaine. Soit près de 18.000 décès chaque jour, un chiffre plus élevé que la mortalité liée au sida, à la tuberculose ou aux accidents de la route cumulés.

27/06/16 - Journal de l'Environnement

27 June 2016
Source: Journal de l'Environnement

L’Agence internationale de l’énergie (AIE) dénonce les effets délétères d’un système énergétique obsolète sur la santé des populations des pays émergents et en développement.

27/06/16 - Boursorama

27 June 2016
Source: Boursorama

La pollution atmosphérique tue 6,5 millions de personnes par an-AIE. L'agence internationale de l'énergie (AIE) a annoncé lundi que le nombre de morts prématurées dues à la pollution de l'air continuerait d'augmenter jusqu'en 2040 si rien n'était fait pour changer la production et la consommation mondiale d'énergie.

10/11/15 - Xinhua News Agency

10 November 2015
Source: Xinhua News Agency

The IEA has warned that if the current low oil prices persist, world energy security would be threatened due to the reduced investment and increased reliance on several oil producers with low exploration cost in the Middle East. In the regional distribution picture of oil demand, the developing economies in Asia are expected to be the primary drivers of growth. China is currently in the process of transforming its economy towards less energy intensive sectors, a decision that is expected to re-shape the world energy market.

10/11/15 - Nikkei

10 November 2015
Source: Nikkei

On 10 November the IEA released World Energy Outlook 2015. It projects that excess supply will continue for the moment in the oil market due to factors such as increased production from OPEC, but that the market will rebalance by around 2020, toward which the prices will go up to $80/bbl.

10/11/15 - El País

10 November 2015
Source: El Pais

The fall in oil prices has put in motion the forces that drive the market to rebalance, increasing demand while supply growth slows. Although the self-adjustment mechanism in the oil market is usually not without obstacles, the price of crude oil will return to $80/bbl by 2020 from the current $47/bbl. That is the main scenario which the International Energy Agency (IEA) considers and was presented in London on Tuesday in its annual report on the energy sector. The IEA warns of the risks of a prolonged period of low prices.

10/11/15 - Le Parisien

10 November 2015
Source: Le Parisien

The share of coal in the global energy mix will decline while the share of non-hydro renewable energies will increase in the same proportion. The link between economic growth, energy demand and GHG emissions is becoming weaker. GDP will increase by 150% from now until 2040, while global energy demand will only increase by a third over the same period thanks to energy efficiency.

10/11/15 - Bloomberg

10 November 2015
Source: Bloomberg

The plunge in oil prices risks undermining efforts to reduce the pollution blamed for global warming, especially projects designed to wring more from each barrel of oil, the International Energy Agency concluded in its annual assessment of markets. “Lower prices are not all good news for consumers,” the Paris-based institution wrote in its annual World Energy Outlook released Tuesday.“Longer payback periods mean that the world misses out on almost 15 percent of energy savings.”

10/11/15 - CNBC

10 November 2015
Source: CNBC

Oil prices are set for a slow recovery, according to the latest report from International Energy Agency (IEA), which cautioned against the deep investment cutbacks in the industry. IEA Executive Director Fatih Birol told CNBC the organization did not think a world in which the price of oil was stuck at $50 for "many many years" was a likely scenario.

10/11/15 New York Times

10 November 2015
Source: New York Time

Even as the world shifts toward lower-carbon forms of energy, the changes are happening too slowly to keep global temperatures from rising to dangerous levels in the coming decades, an international research group warns in a report released on Tuesday. “Now is not the time to relax,” Fatih Birol, the agency’s executive director, said in a statement accompanying the report

10/11/15 - Financial Times

10 November 2015
Source: Financial Times

In its closely watched annual outlook, the International Energy Agency said oil demand would rise by less than 1 per cent a year between now and 2020, a slower pace than necessary to quickly mop up an oil glut that has driven prices to multiyear lows. “We are approaching the end of the single largest demand growth story in energy history,” Fatih Birol, executive director of the IEA, told the Financial Times ahead of the launch of its long-term forecasts.

10/11/2015 Guardian

10 November 2015
Source: Guardian

Renewable energy accounted for almost half of all new power plants in 2014, representing a “clear sign that an energy transition is underway”, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA). Green energy is now the second-largest generator of electricity in the world, after coal, and is set to overtake the dirtiest fossil fuel in the early 2030s, said the IEA’s World Energy Outlook 2015 report, published on Tuesday.

14 July 2015 - Bloomberg Business

14 July 2015
Source: Bloomberg Business

Energy Mix to Shift Because of Climate Pledges, IEA's Birol says Pledges to curb climate-warming gases by China, the U.S. and European Union will have a “material impact” on the global energy sector, International Energy Agency Chief Economist Fatih Birol said. Political momentum in the three biggest emitters makes Birol optimistic for a successful outcome at a United Nations climate summit in December in Paris, where envoys aim to broker the first deal to fight global warming that binds all nations. If pledges made by all the nations are implemented, “there will be a material impact on the energy sector,” Birol told reporters at a briefing in Beijing on Tuesday. “I am hopeful. I have two reasons. One, today’s political momentum being led by China, the U.S., Europe and other countries. And second, is the data, what is happening today.”

09 July 2015 - The Guardian

9 July 2015
Source: The Guardian

The world’s fossil fuel companies risk wasting billions of dollars of investment by not taking global action to fight climate change seriously, according to the chief economist of the International Energy Agency (IEA). Fatih Birol, who will take the top job at the IEA in September and is one of the world’s most influential voices on energy, warned that companies making this mistake would also miss out on investment opportunities in clean energy.

28 June 2015 - Xinhua

28 June 2015
Source: Xinhua

China has made an "excellent example" in reducing carbon emissions, keeping at the same time an economic growth, said chief economist of International Energy Agency (IEA) Fatih Birol recently in an exclusive interview with Xinhua. In 2014, the volume of Chinese carbon emissions declined for the first time since 1999, while its economy increased around 7 percent, Birol said. According to the figures of a special report published by IEA in June 2015, Chinese carbon emissions registered in 2014 a drop of around 130 million metric tons, 1.5 percent annually. With the success of 2014, China is "one of the major drivers of the good news" in terms of global climate change, the chief economist said, hoping China continue to put the right energy policies in place and continue to find solution for the environmental problems.

18 June 2015 - Bloomberg

18 June 2015
Source: Bloomberg

"Carbon Glut Limits German Options to Meet Emissions Target" A glut of European Union carbon-emission permits is limiting Germany’s options to meet its 2020 greenhouse gas-reduction target, according to the nation’s environment ministry. Europe will take years to eliminate its surplus before cost-effective climate strategies based on carbon markets will get traction, Dirk Weinreich, head of emissions trading in the ministry, said Monday. Germany wants to cut emissions at home to meet its most-immediate climate goal rather than just buy and retire pollution allowances, he said in an interview.

15 June 2015 - CBS

15 June 2015
Source: Financial Times London

"Report: World can cap emissions by 2020 without harming economy" The goal of peaking greenhouse gas emissions to combat climate change could be achieved as early as 2020 with very little economic pain and no new technological fixes, according to a new report released Monday. The report, from the International Energy Agency (IEA), an international organization promoting affordable and sustainable energy solutions, suggests tackling the emissions mostly from the burning of fossil fuels could be done with five changes in the energy sector - some of them under way and others that have long been resisted especially in the developing world. It calls for increasing energy efficiency in the industry, buildings and transport sectors; reducing the use of the least-efficient coal-fired power plants and banning their construction; increasing investment in renewable energy technologies in the power sector from $270 billion in 2014 to $400 billion in 2030; gradually phasing out of fossil-fuel subsidies to end-users by 2030; and reducing methane emissions in oil and gas production.

15 June 2015 - Xinhua News Agency

15 June 2015
Source: Financial Times London

LONDON, June 15 (Xinhua) -- China is playing a "very important and constructive" role in combating climate change, International Energy Agency (IEA) Chief Economist Fatih Birol has said. Birol, who is also the Executive Director-elect of IEA, made the remarks in an interview with Xinhua. He praises China's efforts in transforming its energy mix by investing huge money in renewable energies projects and improving energy efficiency.

15 June 2015 - Financial Times, London

15 June 2015
Source: Financial Times London

"Renewable power will overtake coal if climate pledges are kept." The striking finding by the International Energy Agency shows renewable power could soar from just over a fifth of global electricity generation today to nearly a third by 2030 - a bigger share than either coal, gas or nuclear plants. This shows today's energy companies are making a "major fatal error" if they assume climate action is not going to affect their business, Fatih Birol, the IEA chief economist, said.

15 June 2015 - The Guardian, London

15 June 2015
Source: The Guardian London

"Paris climate summit must be start of frequent carbon reviews, says IEA." The crunch climate change conference to take place in Paris later this year must be the beginning of a new process of five-yearly meetings, rather than a one-off, the world’s energy watchdog has warned. Fatih Birol, currently chief economist of the International Energy Agency, and its incoming executive director, said: “The pledges in Paris need to be renewed every five years. That is because circumstances change, the costs of technology go down, and so on. We need to take account of that.”

15 June 2015 - Reuters, London

15 June 2015
Source: Reuters London

LONDON - Countries' current pledges for greenhouse gas cuts will fail to achieve a peak in energy-related emissions by 2030 and likely result in a temperature rise of 2.6 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) by the end of the century, the International Energy Agency said on Monday. An international deal to combat climate change is meant to be agreed in December but a meeting in Bonn, Germany, last week ended with little progress toward an agreement to keep average temperature rises within 2C.

15 June 2015 - The Washington Post, Washington D.C.

15 June 2015
Source: The Washington Post Washington D.C.

The world is off course to prevent two degrees C of warming, says energy agency In a major report to be released Monday, the Paris-based International Energy Agency — which provides independent energy analysis and has 29 member countries, including the United States — will state that current national commitments to cut greenhouse gases are ambitious but still insufficient to keep the world below two degrees Celsius of warming above preindustrial levels. At the same time, the agency will also offer a path forward, showing how the world, with a bit more ambition, could peak its emissions by the year 2020 and get onto a safer path.

15 June 2015 - Bloomberg, London

15 June 2015
Source: Bloomberg London

"Holding Back Climate Change Isn't as Hard as You Think" The global economy grew strongly last year without increasing greenhouse gas emissions, suggesting that government regulations, carbon markets and existing technologies are starting to bite in the battle against climate change. In a special report to help policy makers in the run-up to a major climate conference in Paris later this year, the International Energy Agency said the past year marks the first time that it has seen a decoupling of energy use and economic growth since being created as the energy watchdog for developed countries in the 1970s. Pledges already put forward for the Paris conference, including by the U.S., European Union and China, could hold temperature increases to 2.6 degrees Celsius. That’s significantly less of an overshoot than the 3.6-degree long-term gain in the IEA’s main scenario issued in November. The United Nations is trying to hold an increase in temperatures to 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) by 2100.

15 June 2015 - Business Green

15 June 2015
Source: Financial Times London

"IEA Confirms global greenhouse gas emissions stalled last year. But new report warns world is still on track to comfortably exceed 2C temperature target" The growth in global carbon emissions stalled last year, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA), marking the first time in the last four decades greenhouse gas emissions have not risen outside an economic crisis. As anticipated the organisation's respected World Energy Outlook detailed how emissions were flat last year, fuelling hopes that economic growth and emissions growth has decoupled at a global level after several years during which a number of large industrialised economies have managed to successfully curb their emissions.

15 June 2015 - The Hindu Business Line - New Delhi

15 June 2015
Source: Financial Times London

"India's solar power target not impossible, but difficult: Birol" As India gears up to reset the country’s solar mission target to 100,000 MW and 60,000 MW of wind power by 2022, the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) Chief Economist and Executive Director-elect, Fatih Birol, feels that the infrastructure and regulatory framework of the country will need to be in sync to make the target achievable. “The current government has the intent. By putting energy at the top of the policy agenda, the (Narendra) Modi government is making commendable progress toward steering India’s energy system onto a more secure and sustainable path. For example, India has set ambitious renewable energy targets. Achieving the solar PV (photo voltaic) target would require investments of at least $17 billion annually. This is not impossible, but difficult and challenging,” he told BusinessLine from London prior to the release of Paris-based IEA’s World Energy Outlook Special Report on Energy and Climate Change. With the momentum building for the 21st UN Conference of the Parties (COP21) in Paris in December, India has proposed separate brainstorming sessions to sort out contentious issues such as pre-2020 action, finance, technology, legal nature of the agreement and differentiation. Financing of green energy will be a key component in helping countries, such as India, meet their green targets.

6 May 2015 - Gulf Times, Qatar

6 May 2015
Source: Gulf Times Qatar

Six global industry leaders were honoured with lifetime achievement awards at the "3rd Abdullah bin Hamad al-Attiyah International Energy Awards" at the Museum of Islamic Art yesterday. Dr. Fatih Birol, executive director-elect of the International Energy Agency (IEA) was honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award for the Advancement of Producer-Consumer Dialogue.

13 April 2015 - The Economic Times of India

13 April 2015
Source: Economic Time India

India must spend $100 billion every year to meet the ballooning energy demand of its expanding economy, the chief economist of the International Energy Agency told a conference on Monday. "India needs three things for its energy sector: investment, investment and investment," Fatih Birol said, laying emphasis on India's need to attract investment in the energy sector. The country's energy needs have rocketed in the past decade, when its economy grew at an average pace of more than 7 percent despite global hiccups. Many of India's power plants are lying idle, while coal, oil and gas production have struggled to rise for years.

12 March 2015 - Financial Times

12 March 2015
Source: Financial Times

Global emissions of climate-warming carbon dioxide did not rise last year for the first time in 40 years without the presence of an economic crisis. In a sign that efforts to tackle climate change may have been more effective than thought, the International Energy Agency found global emissions of carbon dioxide, the leading greenhouse gas, did not rise in 2014. “This is a real surprise. We have never seen this before,” said IEA chief economist, Fatih Birol, named recently as the agency’s next executive director. Energy consumption shifts in China, the world’s biggest carbon polluter, were among the reasons emissions stalled last year, according to the IEA, which monitors energy trends.