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Global electricity demand in 2021 largest ever

A 6% rise in global electricity demand in 2021 was the largest in percentage terms since 2010 when the world recovered from a global financial crises.

Coal energy is making a comeback; consequences could be disastrous

Rapid economic recovery is driving global coal energy generation to a record this year, underlining urgent need for policy action.

New hub launched to boost cooperation for energy efficiency

The IEA has launched a new platform through which 16 governments will cooperate to achieve energy efficiency.

Green Development Scenario proposed as the best decarbonisation path

RES4Africa Foundation has drafted a comprehensive, multi-sectorial strategy as a more ambitious yet feasible alternative to South Africa's current decarbonisation plan.

Gas-to-power plant in Richards Bay bad for people and water

The 6,500MW Nseleni Independent Floating Plant (NIFPP) barges and its associated infrastructure has been refused its environmental authorization (EA) in the Port of Richards Bay.

Global renewable electricity growth is accelerating faster than ever

The growth of the world’s capacity to generate renewable electricity is on course to accelerate over the coming years, says new IEA report.

Ed’s note: Prospects of green hydrogen in Africa in 2022

Can you predict the green hydrogen landscape and how this will headline in Africa in the next year as a medium to transport energy to international markets?

Ed’s note: Why energy efficiency needs your attention

Your home, office building and shopping centres are lethal influencers of climate change. These buildings are responsible for about 40% of global energy consumption and about one-third of global GHG emissions.

Energy efficiency improvements are too slow to reach net zero

Global energy efficiency improvements are returning to pre-pandemic levels; however they remain below the pace needed in a net zero pathway.

Renewable energy is fuelling a forgotten conflict in Africa’s last colony

Morocco has positioned itself as a global leader in the fight against climate change, with one of the highest-rated national action plans.

Regulatory Energy Transition Accelerator launched at COP26

The IEA has launched the Regulatory Energy Transition Accelerator (RETA) to accelerate and improve the regulatory capacity necessary to decarbonise energy systems.

IEA to facilitate Biofuture Platform

The International Energy Agency (IEA) has officially taken the role of being Facilitator of the Biofuture Platform, with effect from 1 February.