Clean Energy Policy News

13 May 2019
The IEA held a high-level workshop on the outlook for offshore wind energy today, bringing together 80 senior representatives from government, the private sector, research groups, academia and international organizations. Learn more.
7 May 2019
The International Energy Agency (IEA) will release its annual benchmark for tracking energy investment, World Energy Investment 2019, later this month. And the IEA will the launch the report with a webinar on 14 May. The report provides a full picture of current capital flows and what they might mean for tomorrow’s energy sector. It assesses whether the frameworks and strategies put in place by governments, the energy industry and financial institutions are spurring timely investment, and how spending across sectors and technologies matches with the world’s energy security and sustainability needs. Learn more.
7 May 2019
The International Energy Agency released the latest in-depth review of Morocco’s energy policies today, welcoming the institutional, legal and fiscal reforms undertaken to promote the sustainable development of the country’s energy sector. Learn more.
11 April 2019
A new report from the Global Buildings Performance Network recommends actions for achieving deep energy savings from the residential building sector while generating a wide range of economic, environmental and social opportunities. Learn more.
10 April 2019
Four companies contracted by Beyond the Grid Fund for Zambia have now sold 100,000 connections to clean energy to customers in rural and peri-urban areas, reaching more than 500,000 people in total. Learn more.
9 April 2019
Sweden is a global leader in building a low-carbon economy, with the lowest share of fossil fuels in its primary energy supply among all IEA member countries and the second-lowest carbon-intensive economy. Learn more.
2 April 2019
The decade-long trend of strong growth in renewable energy capacity continued in 2018 with global additions of 171 gigawatts, according to new data released today by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). The annual increase of 7.9 per cent was bolstered by new additions from solar and wind energy, which accounted for 84 per cent of the growth. A third of global power capacity is now based on renewable energy. Learn more.
1 April 2019
The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) has launched the very first microgrid hub designed to help commercial and industrial companies to develop low-carbon microgrids. It will act as a “living library” where companies can browse and submit examples of existing projects. It already features case studies by ABB, Schneider Electric, Eaton, CIAA and IAMGOLD Corporation and others. Learn more.
26 February 2019
In support of its continued focus on promoting the key role of energy efficiency, the International Energy Agency has launched a new web resource dedicated entirely to energy service companies. Learn more.
18 February 2019
Countries at the forefront of the energy transformation are getting more than a third of their energy from variable renewables such as solar and wind, and they are doing it in cost-effectively, according to a first-of-a-kind mapping and analysis of innovations, launched by the International Renewable Energy Agency today in Brussels. Learn more.