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IEA continues to back fossil fuels in WEO 2019

A few weeks ago, we highlighted that the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) offshore wind outlook was characteristically pessimistic. This week’s release of the full World Energy Outlook (WEO) 2019 shows us why, as the organization continues to tell the fossil-fuel industry what it wants to hear, pedaling natural gas and carbon capture on the route to net-zero emissions. The World Energy Outlook is one of the most influential and reputable publications in the energy industry, despite its deep-embedded history of falling short in renewables predictions and overpromoting fossil-fuels. The IEA will be smug in claiming that the WEO is not a forecast, but with a plethora of graphs and information detailing future scenarios up to 2050, investors and businesses certainly…

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