Despite improved energy efficiency and expenditure on renewable energy sources, the use of fossil fuels globally is expected to remain dominant, an International Energy Agency (IEA) expert said Wednesday here.
The International Energy Agency (IEA) says sub-Saharan Africa needs $300 billion in investments to achieve universal access to electricity by 2030.
The Paris-based agency urged governments to act, saying the 2C target could still be met with little economic pain.
The world has just five years to avoid being trapped in a scenario of perilous climate change and extreme weather events, the International Energy Agency (IEA) warned on Wednesday.
Energy-related carbon-dioxide (CO2) emissions in 2010 were the highest in history.
Global temperatures are expected to rise 3.5 degrees C over the next 25 years, the IEA has said.
China consumed 2.252 bn tons of oil equivalent of energy in 2009 - about 4% more than the US.
For the first time since 1981, global energy use is set to fall this year, mainly due to financial crisis, according to The World Energy Outlook 2009.
The energy watchdog (IEA) has fudged the global oil reserves data under pressure from the US, claims a report.
IEA has called for a USD 10 trillion transformation of energy sector to reign in greenhouse gas emissions.
Carbon dioxide emissions, the
main driver of global warming, could fall three per cent
worldwide in 2009 due to the global economic crisis, the
International Energy Agency said on Tuesday.
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