IEA Turns Back on Hydrocarbon Development

Posted: May 21, 2021
Category: News Pulse

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The International Energy Agency, which has stepped up its efforts to become a major green energy supporter, appears to have forgotten the reason it was set up as an agency in the first place. In its new report “Net Zero by 2050 – A Roadmap for the Global Energy Sector”, the IEA suggests the world cannot make any new investments in oil and gas beyond what is already approved if it hopes to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. According to the report, by the end of 2021, governments should refuse to approve any new oil and gas fields, as well as any new unabated coal power plants and by the end of 2025, new sales of fossil fuel boilers should be phased out. Those are just a few of the more than 400 milestones in the IEA’s report that was released Tuesday, laying out a roadmap the world should follow to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. Check out this story and more in this week’s recap of all things happening in oil and gas! 

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