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The economy is growing, but carbon emissions aren’t. That’s a really big deal

The economy is growing, but carbon emissions aren’t. That’s a really big deal | Développement durable et efficacité énergétique | Scoop.it

Why economic growth has suddenly stopped harming the planet as much.

Roughly a year ago, the International Energy Agency announced a wonky yet nonetheless significant development. Looking at data for the year 2014, the agency found that although the global economy grew — by 3.4 percent that year — greenhouse gas emissions from the use of energy (their largest source) had not. They had stalled at about 32.3 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide, just as in 2013. The agency called this a “decoupling” of growth from carbon dioxide emissions, and noted that it was the “the first time in 40 years in which there was a halt or reduction in emissions of the greenhouse gas that was not tied to an economic downturn.” For decades prior to 2014, economic growth had pretty much always meant more pollution of the atmosphere, and a worsening climate problem.

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“The new figures confirm last year’s surprising but welcome news: we now have seen two straight years of greenhouse gas emissions decoupling from economic growth,” said IEA Executive Director Fatih Birol in the press statement. “Coming just a few months after the landmark COP21 agreement in Paris, this is yet another boost to the global fight against climate change.”
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IEA Oil Forecast Unrealistically High; Misses Diminishing Returns

IEA Oil Forecast Unrealistically High; Misses Diminishing Returns | Développement durable et efficacité énergétique | Scoop.it

"The International Energy Agency (IEA) provides unrealistically high oil forecasts in its new 2012 World Energy Outlook (WEO). It claims, among other things, that the United States will become the world’s largest oil producer by around 2020, and North America will become a net oil exporter by 2030."

 

Excellent critical analysis by Gail Tverberg of the over-optimistic new World Energy Outlook of the IEA.


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Why the IEA is excited about energy efficiency

Why the IEA is excited about energy efficiency | Développement durable et efficacité énergétique | Scoop.it

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IEA says energy efficiency could save trillions

IEA says energy efficiency could save trillions | Développement durable et efficacité énergétique | Scoop.it

Trillions of euros in investment in clean-energy technology are needed
worldwide by mid-century to control rising carbon emissions, says a new
report that could help shape the debate on some of Europe’s most
controversial energy policies.


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