Global energy efficiency push needed to delay climate lock-in says IEA

The International Energy Agency’s annual report urges Europe to do more on product and vehicle efficiency standards

A global push on energy efficiency could delay by five years the time before the world is “locked-in” to a 2ºC temperature rise, according to the International Energy Agency.

However, two-thirds of potential energy efficiency actions will not be taken unless governments tackle non-economic barriers.

The comments are made in the IEA’s annual World Energy Outlook report issued on Monday (12 November). It is the first time the document has contained a section on energy efficiency.

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