»IEA will raise its projections for solar PV,« EWG

The International Energy Agency (IEA) will raise its projections for solar PV and wind in its forthcoming »World Energy Outlook 2017« (WEO), according to Energy Watch Group (EWG), an international network of scientists and parliamentarians. »In a series of studies, we have proved that the IEA has consistently undermined the potential of renewables in the last decade. This reality-check has been long overdue in the global community’s quest for an energy transition.«
In 2015 EWG and Finland’s Lappeenranta University of Technology have published a study that intends to show how the IEA has provided too low projections on the development of wind and solar energy for the period from 1994 to 2014. The potential of wind and solar was continuously underestimated by the agency in its WEO reports. The WEO predictions lead to high investments in fossil and nuclear sector, hinder global development of renewable energy and undermine the global fight against climate change, said EWG.

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