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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


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


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


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


REN21: 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


Energy costs to soar if no carbon deal, agency says

The International Energy Agency says that without a global agreement on climate change, the ratio of energy spending to gross domestic product will double by 2030.

By November 10, 2009


Forecast for fuel rises, and OPEC contemplates price hikes

Oil consumption is on the rise, and OPEC is eyeing worldwide investments in biofuels.

By June 19, 2007


CNET News Daily Podcast: When Google services go down

CNET readers and Twitter users reported lots of problems with Google Thursday morning, most notably with search. We tell you what we know so far.

By May 14, 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