The ongoing energy transition is mainly driven by reductions in the cost of wind and solar energy, and political efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Although substantial deployment of variable renewable energy (VRE) is an important part of the overall transformation, rapid changes in the energy mix may pose challenges to the resilience of the electricity grid, particularly in times of weather-related stress. As fossil generation capacity is being retired and replaced by VRE generation, it raises the important question of how to maintain the stability and reliability of future energy supply.

Although climate and energy policies are still largely focussed on electricity, most of the energy is used for heating, cooling, and transport. These sectors have remained deeply reliant on fossil fuels and significant decarbonisation efforts are needed to ensure that the overall emission pledges of the Paris Accord can be met. In addition to sector-specific measures, it is essential to recognise the links between electricity, heat and transport and exploit synergies so that these sectors will support each other’s in the effort to decarbonise.

News and Highlights

Task 44 meeting in Leipzig in September 2022

Task 44 organized the first and long-awaited hybrid Task meeting since Covid-19 pandemic in Leipzig, Germany on 29-30 September 2022. Participants got to enjoy the beautiful Leipzig and fruitful discussions as well as great new facilities and interesting lab tours at...

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IEA Bioenergy News Volume 34(1) – July 2022

This issue covers the ExCo89 Virtual meeting held on 16-19 May 2022. It also features the press release “The Dawn of Greater Energy Independence” by Paul Bennett, Chair of the Executive Committee, a Task Focus by Task 37 & Task 40, the Noticeboard, and recent...

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Recent Events

IEA Bioenergy triannual online conference 2021

Bioenergy - A critical part of the path to carbon neutrality The IEA Roadmap ‘Net Zero Emissions by 2050’ recognizes bioenergy as an important option, representing 18% of total energy supply in 2050, and playing a major role to reach carbon neutrality of the global...

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Latest Publications and Reports

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