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International Energy Agency Holds Back Global Energy Transit

Postby Retrerni » 30.12.2015, 01:09

Bodo's Power Systems wrote:Energy Watch Group and Lappeenranta University of Technology analysis shows that the IEA has consistently undermined potential of solar and wind energy in the last decade. Energy Watch Group makes the International Energy Agency responsible for consistently underestimating the potential of renewable energy and promoting conventional energy sources. The new study by Energy Watch Group and Lappeenranta University of Technology, released September 22nd, comes to the conclusion that the International Energy Agency (IEA) annual reports World Energy Outlook (WEO) between 1994 and 2014 have been publishing misleading projections on solar photovoltaic (PV) and wind energy. The WEO has significant impact on both political and economic decisions of world governments regarding energy. The key findings of the study include: - The WEO 2010 projections for solar PV capacity for the year 2024 (180 GW) have been achieved in January 2015 and exceeded threefold the WEO projections for 2015. - Real wind capacity in 2010 exceeded 260% and 104% the WEO 2002 and 2004 projections respectively for this year. WEO projections for wind energy from 2002 for 2030 had been achieved 20 years earlier, in 2010. The full study is available:
http://energywatchgroup.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/EWG_WEO-Study_2015.pdf
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