Australia scraps coal port expansion

PERTH, Australia, May 22 (UPI) -- Australia has scrapped the planned $8.8 billion expansion of the Abbot Point coal terminal in Queensland.

IEA watching MENA investments

PARIS, April 16 (UPI) -- The IEA said it was investigating implications of a potential investment shortfall in upstream activity in the Middle East and North African energy sector.

Oil puts recession in IEA's spotlight

PARIS, April 3 (UPI) -- Prices on the global oil market are nearing the point where they threaten to push the world economy into recession, an IEA economist said from Paris.

Queensland plans coal port expansion

BRISBANE, Australia, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- Queensland has approved two new coal export terminals with the potential to double current output.

Carbon capture safe, scientists say

CANBERRA, Australia, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- An Australian-led team of scientists say they have found a safe way to carry out f carbon capture and storage.
IEA: Warming may be irreversible by 2017

IEA: Warming may be irreversible by 2017

LONDON, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Rising energy demands could result in irreversible global warming by 2017 without strict new standards, an energy watchdog group said this week in London.

S. America gas bonanza waiting to happen

LONDON, June 8 (UPI) -- A bonanza of gas production and export is waiting to begin in South America as investment focus shifts to gas as a greener and safer alternative to oil and nuclear power, the International Energy Agency said in a special report.

Golden age for Australia's LNG?

CANBERRA, Australia, June 7 (UPI) -- Australia's liquefied natural gas industry is on course for a "golden age," with the sector posed to boost the country's economy by $38.5 billion by 2020, says the International Energy Agency.
IEA sounds alarm over CO2 emissions

IEA sounds alarm over CO2 emissions

VIENNA, June 1 (UPI) -- Global emissions are moving closer to levels that shouldn't be reached for another 10 years if climate change is to be kept in check, an IEA official said.
CO2 emissions said at historic high

CO2 emissions said at historic high

PARIS, May 31 (UPI) -- Energy-related carbon-dioxide emissions in 2010 were the highest in history, the latest estimates from the International Energy Agency in Paris indicate.

Gap in funds needed for universal energy

PARIS, May 18 (UPI) -- There is a huge gap in the amount of money invested in getting energy services to the poor and the amount needed, the IEA said at a Paris meeting.

Russia a primary player in energy sector

MOSCOW, April 21 (UPI) -- Russia has a critical position in the global energy sector because of its role as a producer and exporter of key energy reserves, the IEA said in an outlook.
IEA sees economic ups and downs

IEA sees economic ups and downs

PARIS, April 1 (UPI) -- Though rising oil prices are contributing to inflation, world consumers are spending less economic energy on oil, an economist said from Paris.
IEA's Birol: Say goodbye to climate goals

IEA's Birol: Say goodbye to climate goals

PARIS, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Without a serious policy turnaround from the world's largest emitters, the world won't meet its target of limiting the global temperature increase to no more than 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit, a top IEA official has warned.
Going up ...

Going up ...

Within a week of predicting inflation would be a major economic story for 2011 for the United States and elsewhere, the prediction has come true.
ANTHONY HALL, United Press International
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Dr Fatih Birol (1958 Ankara, Turkey) is the Chief Economist of the International Energy Agency and Director, Office of The Chief Economist, with overall responsibility for the organisation's economic analysis of energy and climate change policy. He oversees the annual World Energy Outlook series which is the flagship publication of the IEA and is recognized as an authoritative source for energy analysis and projections.

He is also responsible for the IEA Energy Business Council which provides policymakers with a business perspective on energy market issues.

Throughout his career, Dr. Birol has been decorated with numerous awards in recognition of his contribution to the energy debate. He was recently named by Forbes Magazine as the world's fourth most powerful person in terms of influence on the world's energy scene.

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