World Energy Outlook 2016 Benefits From Expert Outside Input

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Nearly 100 experts from around the world gathered in April to advise the IEA on how renewable energy can best be used to fight climate change, improve energy security, and reduce local air pollution.

Participants at the World Energy Outlook 2016 high-level workshop on renewable energy in Paris.

The International Energy Agency hosted nearly 100 experts from around the world, representing governments, industry, academia, financial institutions, and civil groups, on April 29, to advise “on how best to leverage renewable energy to fight against climate change, improve energy security, and reduce local air pollution.” The results of the gathering will be an in-depth feature to be included in the IEA’s flagship publication, the World Energy Outlook 2016, which is due to be released in November. Specifically, the in-depth feature is intended to inform policy makers about both the challenges and the opportunities of renewable electricity generation.

The gathering was moderated by Kamel Ben Naceur, IEA’s Director of Sustainability, Technology and Outlooks, with attendees presenting and debating government policies that would support the deployment of renewable energy.

“Only a week ago, 175 nations signed the historic Paris Agreement with a common objective to hold the increase in global temperature this century to well below 2 degrees Celsius,” said IEA Executive Director Fatih Birol at the gathering.

“Impressive cost declines place renewable energy at the forefront to step up efforts to decarbonise the energy sector, provide electricity access to millions currently deprived, fight local pollution and create 21st century interconnected energy systems. The World Energy Outlook has long seen renewables providing the lion’s share of new electricity generation. However, we must go beyond current and proposed policies – we need to advise policy makers on how to massively scale up renewables in order to achieve our common climate and development goals.”

Participants at the IEA gathering helped the authors behind the World Energy Outlook 2016 identify policies and measures that can be used to accelerate renewable energy deployment.

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7 thoughts on “World Energy Outlook 2016 Benefits From Expert Outside Input

  • When will the EIA also wake up?

    • Is like to say “who cares”, but policy or investment is sometimes based on EIA projections, so poor forecasting can be damaging.

    • If its really under the direction of Congress, that won’t happen until a non ideological Congress is elected.

      • Come on. It’s an executive agency under the DoE. Moniz can appoint who he likes to run it. And it’s not even the whole organisation, just the forecasters.

        • While I wish that were turn, with all the number of state government making it against the law to talk about of consider CC. And the heat congress has give federal works and science studies for backing CC. I’m not 100% sure that DOE really has power to change. And if it did, it is at least as likely that some of the management needs flushed. They know the numbers are wrong and continue to support them.

      • Big headline in 2100 New New York times. Old NYC had to move.
        “Today Congress stated it is removing oil/coals control of the EIA.” Congress now expects to see predictions that match reality within 10%*number of years out for at least 5 year time frame. Also EIA with start using the scientific method to improve their predictions. On top of that they have 6 months to update the data for current levels to make them math reality.

  • I eagerly await the upcoming feature and IEA’s renewable energy forcast. The anticipation of hilarity is palpable!

    If it’s anything like the quality of their recent work, we can look forward to predictions such as:

    – The dramatic and consistent cost reductions of renewable energy for the past two decades will come to a dramatic and inexplicable halt in 2017.
    – Installation of new wind and solar plants will drop to zero in 2018 because.
    – Efficiency gains in PV and wind production capacity factor increases will come to a dramatic halt in 2019, you know, ’cause reasons.

    In 2020, after their “predictions” are proven to be more than 18,000% off the mark, the EIA will release a formal document pointing out that while their projections contained assumption errors, they got the date of publication and their name correct, so two out of three isn’t bad.

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