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  • 13 November 2012

    Responding to the International Energy Agency report, Niall Stuart, Chief Executive of Scottish Renewables:  “This puts into context the level of financial support given to fossil fuel based electricity generators such as coal and gas compared to renewable energy.  “We hope these figures will silence the vocal minority of naysayers who repeatedly claim renewable technologies […]

  • 13 November 2012

    The global energy map is changing in dramatic fashion, the International Energy Agency said as it launched the 2012 edition of the World Energy Outlook (WEO). The Agency’s flagship publication, released in London, said these changes will recast expectations about the role of different countries, regions and fuels in the global energy system over the […]

  • 12 June 2018
    Business & Finance, Jobs & Recruitment, R&D

    David de Jager has succeeded Ernst van Zuijlen as the Director of GROW (Growth through Research, development & demonstration in Offshore Wind).

  • 10 February 2013
    Authorities, R&D

    As part of an international collaboration with the International Energy Agency, the Energy Department has launched a new database that includes results of environmental monitoring and research efforts on wave, tidal, and current energy development worldwide. Called “Tethys,” after the Greek titaness of the ocean, the database will help industry regulators and energy project developers […]

  • 5 November 2013

    Chief Technology Officer at the National Renewable Energy Centre (Narec), Ignacio Marti, has been elected Vice Chair of the Executive Committee for the International Energy Agency Wind Implementing Agreement (IEA Wind). The International Energy Agency (IEA) Wind agreement is a vehicle for member countries to exchange information on the planning and execution of national large-scale […]

  • 27 October 2016
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Environment

    Societe Generale was involved in 100% of offshore wind farm projects financed in Europe this year, the French multinational banking and financial services company said in its announcement that it will stop dedicated coal financing and step up its commitment to renewable energies. This decision will take effect on 1 January 2017. By doing this, the […]

  • 25 September 2013

    The IEA Wind 2012 Annual Report which presents the latest information on wind energy in the twenty member countries of the International Energy Agency (IEA) Wind, the Chinese Wind Energy Association, the European Commission, and the European Wind Energy Association is available to download here. World wind capacity now generates enough electricity to meet more […]

  • 13 July 2015

    International Energy Agency’s (IEA) Wind unit issued a proposal for a new task called “Wind Energy Systems Engineering: Integrated RD&D” in May, which was approved by the IEA Wind Executive Committee. The task consists of three parts: Developing a framework for multi-disciplinary design and evaluation activities for wind energy. Formulating reference wind farms and wind turbines. Conducting […]

  • 14 February 2020
    R&D, Technology

    The U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has released open-access designs of the International Energy Agency (IEA) 15MW reference offshore wind turbine.

  • 14 May 2014

    Internal combustion engines (ICEs) are a promising technology for supporting wind and solar energy, a new report by the International Energy Agency (IEA) finds. Comparing different sources of flexibility for power systems, IEA says gas-fired ICE power plants are “very mature technology” and “cost-competitive to OCGTs” (Open Cycle Gas Turbines). Commenting on the alternative technologies, […]

  • 11 October 2013

    Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) will be exhibiting at China Wind Power in Beijing next week. They have an interesting programme lined up for what is the industry’s biggest global event of the year, starting next Wednesday 16th October. Wind development in China with the latest topics will be discussed with key players of the […]

  • 13 September 2018

    Early October will see the release of the fourth edition of Offshore WIND. Find out what the International Energy Agency has to say about the outlook for offshore wind in our main interview with Brent Wanner, WEO energy analyst at IEA.

  • 12 September 2016

    Ecofys WTTS has performed the first ever full uncertainty assessment of a floating LiDAR to support the Netherlands Enterprise Agency ( in their preparations of the next round of Dutch offshore tenders. The aim of the study was to quantify the certainty with which the wind data, currently measured at the offshore wind farm zones Hollandse […]

  • 19 February 2014
    Business & Finance

    International Energy Agency (IEA) executive director Maria van der Hoeven has warned that Europe could lose its role as a leader in renewable energy. She will give a keynote speech at the EWEA 2014 Annual Event on 10-13 March, where she will elaborate on this issue. Van der Hoeven will be joined by Portugal’s Minister […]

  • 19 November 2015
    Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D

    Ireland and France have signed an agreement in Paris at the International Energy Agency (IEA) biannual Ministerial Meeting to strengthen their ties and grow cooperation in the field of renewable energy. The agreement follows a successful development of the Ireland France roadmap including the establishment of the Ireland France Sustainable Energy Forum which was agreed by French Prime […]

  • 28 January 2015
    Business & Finance

    Geir Arne Solheim, CEO of Havkraft, a Norwegian technology company which developed the H-WEC wave energy converter, has joined the International Energy Agency (IEA) Marine Renewable board of directors, it was announced yesterday on the company’s social media pages. “This is a unique opportunity to be in the forefront of the global industry, to gain experience and to […]

  • 14 January 2013

    China has announced it will join the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), a milestone in international efforts to double the share of renewable energy worldwide by 2030. The accession of China – a world leader in technology manufacturing and the use of wind, solar and hydropower – marks a major step toward universal membership for […]

  • 10 November 2010

    The International Energy Agency’s 2010 World Energy Outlook, released today, should finally stamp out the myth that renewable energies are dependent on subsidies. “Fossil-fuel consumption subsidies amounted to $312 billion in 2009”, says the IEA, while renewable energies in the same year received just $57 billion of “government support” according to the IEA. In other […]

  • 29 April 2015

    Paul Simons, a senior United States diplomat with a strong background in energy and economic policy, has been selected to be the new Deputy Executive Director of the International Energy Agency. Simons will take up his position on 8 July 2015. “We look forward to welcoming Paul Simons to the IEA,” said Executive Director Maria […]

  • 30 June 2010
    Business & Finance, Technology

    Alfa Laval – a world leader in heat transfer, centrifugal separation and fluid handling – has signed a purchase agreement with Vestas, world leading manufacturer of wind turbines. The agreement, which is for oil coolers, is valid for five years with an estimated total value of about SEK 150 million. The agreement means that Alfa […]

  • 29 May 2018
    Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

    Offshore wind showed strong signs of progress with 23% generation growth in 2017, but it needs to accelerate even faster to be in line with SDS target, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA).

  • 23 October 2015

    Ignacio Marti, Innovation & Research Director of the UK-based Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult, has been newly elected as the Chair of the Executive Committee at the International Energy Agency Wind Energy Group (IEA Wind). Marti and newly elected Vice Chair Dr. Stephan Barth, Managing Director of ForWind Center for Wind Energy Research in Germany, […]

  • 12 March 2014

    Maria van der Hoeven, executive director of the International Energy Agency (IEA), stated that the Agency supports an EU renewable energy target for 2030. Van der Hoeven said this at the European Wind Energy Association’s 2014 annual event in Barcelona, explaining that this would reduce policy risk and so “bring down costs and put us […]

  • 10 March 2014
    Authorities, Environment

    Portuguese secretary of state for energy Artur Trindade will today call on EU heads of state and government to set ambitious targets for 2030 including a 40% renewable energy target and a target for grid infrastructure. Ambitious targets as the only way of ensuring green growth in leading European industries such as the wind power […]

  • 13 November 2018
    Business & Finance, Environment

    Wind energy is set to overtake coal, nuclear and gas to become the EU’s largest power source well before 2030 according to the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) 2018 World Energy Outlook, but additional efforts are needed if the entire energy system is to be decarbonised, WindEurope said.

  • 10 December 2012

    In its World Energy Outlook 2012, the IEA (International Energy Agency) forecasts that renewables could “become the world’s second-largest source of power generation by 2015”. Governments throughout the world are trying to increase the share of renewables in their electricity generation portfolio both as a precaution against fluctuating prices for fossil fuels and for environmental […]