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Shift fossil fuel subsidies to back clean tech: IEA

The International Energy Agency says the clean energy needs more incentives for private sector investment and market mechanisms.

By April 6, 2011


IEA: To promote efficiency, cut fossil fuel subsidies

The International Energy Agency recommends cutting the more than $550 billion in subsidies to fossil fuel industries to encourage shift to efficiency and low-carbon fuels.

By June 8, 2010


Future bright for cleaner-burning natural gas

MIT says the abundance of natural gas will drive conversions of coal power plants, but will make it harder for solar, wind, and nuclear to gain share.

By June 9, 2011


IEA: Little gadgets consume gigawatts of power

Home electronics account for 15 percent of electricity bills and its share is growing rapidly. The International Energy Agency calls for policies to promote efficiency in consumer electronics.

By May 13, 2009


Obama calls for more federal spending on clean energy, IT

"This is our generation's Sputnik moment," Obama will say, according to a copy of the State of the Union speech he's scheduled to deliver this evening.

By January 25, 2011


Researchers attack transistors to slay vampire power

European Union-funded project seeks to rearchitect chips to stop energy "leakage" and make everyday electronics, from cell phones to supercomputers, 10 times more energy efficient.

By October 26, 2010


Green Plug's 'smart' power supply to finally plug in

Technology from Green Plug will start to see the light of day next year, but the start-up still faces a long journey toward realizing its vision of a universal, energy-efficient power supply.

By October 26, 2010


IEA: World's energy use is 'patently unsustainable'

International Energy Agency's annual report says that trillions of dollars need to be invested in clean technologies for economic, social, and environmental reasons.

By November 12, 2008


More than half of new power in U.S., EU is green

Group backed by UN and IEA says also that more green power is being added to the grid, partly because of shifting deployment and manufacture to emerging economies.

By July 16, 2010


U.S. climate bill blocked, while IEA calls for action

Debate on Lieberman-Warner Climate Security Act is scuttled. Meanwhile, the International Energy Agency calls for $45 trillion energy revolution.

By June 6, 2008