Global energy demand rose by 2.1% in 2017, more than twice the previous year’s rate, boosted by strong global economic growth, with oil, gas and coal meeting most of the increase in demand for energy, and renewables seeing impressive gains.
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Jim Yong Kim says slowing down growth in coal-fired power stations is essential in order to reduce emissions
Slowing down construction of coal-fired power stations will be vital to hit globally agreed climate change goals, the World Bank president, Jim Yong Kim, said as he outlined a five-point plan to flesh coal-firedEmissionsEnergy EfficiencyhydrofluorocarbonsJim Yong Kimparis agreementrenewable energy Read More
Global energy investment down 8% in 2015 with flows signalling move towards cleaner energy
A new IEA report – World Energy Investment 2016 – shows the electricity sector leading a broad reorientation of energy investment but warns more is needed to meet climate targets and address energy security concerns
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Key Actions to Peak Emissions Around 2020
According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), governments can only reach the climate goals they set themselves at the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris last year if they drastically accelerate climate action and make full use of existing technologies and policies set out 1.5 degreesBonnbridge scenarioclimate changeEnergy Efficiencyfossil-fuel subsidy reformIEAParis Climate AgreementTakashi Hattori Read More
The World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund spring meetings kick off on Tuesday, once again filling the bank’s Washington, D.C., headquarters with development professionals, policymakers, economists, advocates and a slew of other influential leaders seeking to shape the future of global development.
This year’s agenda promises high profile discussions on a range carbon pricingclimate changeEnergyEnergy EfficiencyifcIMFPolicymakersresilienceworld bank Read More