International Energy Agency

  • Global electricity demand for air conditioning to triple by 2050

    “Growing demand for air conditioners is one of the most critical blind spots in today’s energy debate,” Fatih Birol, Executive Director of the IEA, said as he presented the findings of The Future of Cooling report in May. The chart shows that, in the baseline scenario, cooling is projected...
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  • Position Paper: Actions Needed to Pave Way for Net Zero Energy Buildings

    Over 40 % of primary energy use and 24 % of greenhouse gas emissions are attributed to global energy use in buildings so architects and builders are being posed the challenge of creating highly energy-efficient structures. One vision promoted by stakeholders in many countries worldwide...

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  • Renewable Energies for Remote Areas and Islands (2012)

    The Renewable Energy Technology Deployment, a sub-group of the International Energy Agency with the mandate to accelerate the market introduction and deployment of renewable energy technologies, issued in 2012 a report on the possibility of deploying renewable energy technologies into remote...

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  • Australia: Ken Guthrie Appointed as New Chairman of IEA SHC Programme

    It was the second time an Australian was chosen to head the Solar Heating and Cooling Programme of the International Energy Agency (IEA SHC Programme): In June, Ken Guthrie was elected Chair of the Executive Committee for the next two years. Guthrie founder and Director of Sustainable...
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  • IEA Study: “Renewable energy for heat deserves greater attention”

    In April, the International Energy Agency (IEA) published the paper “Heating Without Global Warming. Market Development and Policy Considerations for Renewable Heat”. The 92-page study looks at today’s renewable energy use for heat and at its future prospects and development needs (see...

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  • Global Trends in Solar Heat Worldwide 2011 Study

    The Solar Heat Worldwide 2011 report from May 2013 again gathers the latest market figures from 56 countries around the globe, covering 95 % of the world’s solar thermal market, according to the authors from Austrian company AEE Intec. In 2011, installers set up a total capacity of...

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  • September in Germany: Two conferences in one week

    This September, Germany’s Black Forest will be the top spot for solar thermal experts from all around the world: From 23 to 25 September, the second International Conference on Solar Heating and Cooling (SHC 2013) will take place in Freiburg, Germany´s unofficial solar capital. It will...

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  • Croatia: Solar Process Heat Benefits and Challenges Discussed at Eurosun 2012

    This time, the Eurosun took place in a beautiful coastal town in Croatia, Opatija, in the middle of September 2012. The Eurosun 2012 was already the ninth European conference of the International Solar Energy Society (ISES). It was hosted by the Croatian Solar Energy Association, HSUSE,...

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  • Solar Process Heat: “Higher Yield than in Domestic Applications”

    Solar heat for Industrial Processes (SHIP) has a large potential and is an important, upcoming market for solar thermal – this was the conclusion which Christoph Lauterbach, Research Associate at the German University of Kassel, drew in his presentation at the Intersolar Europe...

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  • Global Roadmap: IEA Calls on Stakeholders to Realise Vision

    The International Energy Agency’s (IEA) Technology Roadmap Solar Heating and Cooling sees a huge untapped potential when it comes to replacing fossil fuels and electricity. The Roadmap targets a 20% share in low-temperature industrial heat (3,200 GWth) and 16 % in overall low-...

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