NPR: "An Influential Energy Group Sees Reason for Climate Optimism"
In a story about the International Energy Agency's new global energy outlook report, RFF Fellow Daniel Raimi shares his thoughts about the report's overarching trends.
Every year, the IEA issues a far-reaching report on the world's future energy needs.
It's widely seen as "impartial, expert and very detail-oriented," said Daniel Raimi, a fellow at Resources for the Future who closely reviews these kinds of outlooks...
The projected move away from fossil fuels is nowhere near as fast as climate scientists are calling for. The IEA estimates it would lock in warming around 2.5 degrees Celsius, well over the 1.5 degree target the world has set.
But the fact that current policies would trigger this shift at all is noteworthy, since that's never shown up in the IEA's projections — and it hasn't happened in the real world since the Industrial Revolution began.
Raimi's takeaway: "We are not there. We are not close to there, but we are moving in the right direction."
Report — Apr 7, 2022
Global Energy Outlook 2022: Turning Points and Tension in the Energy Transition
RFF's annual Global Energy Outlook report examines a range of projections for the global energy system, summarizing key implications for global energy consumption, emissions, and geopolitics.
Common Resources — Mar 16, 2023
New from Resources for the Future: The Carbon Scoring Project
Resources for the Future is launching its Carbon Scoring Project, an effort to provide policymakers with quantitative and qualitative climate information about their bills, reported in a standardized and accessible format.
RFF Live — Mar 16, 2023
Looking Ahead: Unpacking the EIA 2023 Annual Energy Outlook
An RFF Live event exploring the 2023 Annual Energy Outlook from the US Energy Information Agency and the future of energy.
Testimony and Public Comments — Feb 13, 2023
Updated Estimates of the Social Cost of Greenhouse Gases for Usage in Regulatory Analysis
To the Environmental Protection Agency on the EPA External Review Draft of Report on the Social Cost of Greenhouse Gases: Estimates Incorporating Recent Scientific Advances.