Friday, June 14, 2013

IEA bids to keep alive, without the economic growth to damage climate targets

Friday, June 14, 2013
The International Energy Agency has today urged Governments to place four energy policy set to, which it claims "climate goals alive are without economic growth to damage".

To speak in London, IEA Executive Director Maria van der Hoeven said: "climate change has slipped frankly on the backburner of pushed political priorities. "But the problem is not way - on the contrary."

The IEA wants to watch, said a global temperature rise of no more than 2 ° C by 2020, but van der Hoeven, was the figure of 3.6 to 5.3 ° C.

Still, she stressed that "much more to be done, energy sector emissions without economic growth put at risk - a major concern for many Governments to combat".
Last year in the United States, a transition from coal to gas power generation helped retrieve emissions by 200 million tons (Mt) emissions to levels of mid-1990s. Meanwhile, China experienced the largest increase in CO2 emissions (300 mt), "but the rise was one of the lowest in a decade it has powered through the use of renewable energy and improvements in energy intensity", the IEA says.

The IEA wants Governments around the world four measures in policy:
Targeted measures for energy efficiency in buildings, industry and transport;Limitation of the construction and the use of the least efficient coal plants.Actions to halve releases into the atmosphere from the upstream oil and gas industry expected methane (a powerful greenhouse gas); Implementing a partial phase-out of fossil fuel consumption subsidies.

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