The International Energy Agency says the clean energy needs more incentives for private sector investment and market mechanisms.
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.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
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.
International Energy Agency's annual report says that trillions of dollars need to be invested in clean technologies for economic, social, and environmental reasons.
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.
Debate on Lieberman-Warner Climate Security Act is scuttled. Meanwhile, the International Energy Agency calls for $45 trillion energy revolution.