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Stanford: International scholars chart global energy transformation

In May, researchers gathered at Stanford University's Precourt Institute for Energy to discuss findings from the Global Energy Assessment.  More

GEA authors join the clean energy dialogue

On 18 April, 2013, Global Energy Assessment (GEA) authors presented their findings on energy access and clean energy to international policymakers at the fourth Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM4). More

Energy must be fully integrated into the post-2015 development agenda, say Vienna Energy Forum participants

A global transition towards sustainable energy systems is imperative, and the window of opportunity is now, said participants at the Vienna Energy Forum that opened in the Austrian capital today. More

GEA at the Clean Energy Ministerial 2013

Global Energy Assessment (GEA) authors and energy policymakers from IIASA National Member Organizations (NMOs) discussed the report at a side event to the 4th Clean Energy Ministerial meeting in New Delhi, India. More

Jose Goldemberg wins Zayed Future Energy Prize

Longtime IIASA friend and supporter and Global Energy Assessment (GEA) Co-President Jose Goldemberg has won the Zayed Future Energy Prize 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award. More

The Global Energy Assessment: Implications for the UK and international policy

On 30 November, 2012, energy experts gathered in London to discuss how findings of the Global Energy Assessment (GEA) could be applied by national and international decision makers, with particular focus on the UK Energy Bill.  More

Global Energy Assessment available online October 20th

The IIASA-coordinated assessment shows that a global energy transformation toward sustainable future is feasible, affordable, and would provide multiple benefits for society and the environment. The full report will be freely available for download as of 20 October, 2012. More

Global Energy Assessment and the Netherlands

IIASA's Nebojsa Nakicenovic speaks Thursday in the Netherlands about the key findings of the Global Energy Assessment. More

New book: Energizing sustainable cities

Cities house about half the world’s population, but use 60 to 80 percent of global energy, according to a new assessment by IIASA scientists, now published as a book-Energizing Sustainable Cities. More

Global Energy Assessment: Full report now available

The Global Energy Assessment (GEA) is now available from Cambridge University Press. More

More private investment for sustainable energy: WBGU Report

In order to transform to a system of clean and sustainable energy, Germany and other countries must invest billions in energy transformations. More

Global Energy Assessment launched at RIO+20

The most comprehensive energy assessment ever undertaken, the Global Energy Assessment (GEA), was launched on June 19 by UNIDO Director-General Kandeh Yumkella at RIO+20. More

Feature articles

The Global Energy Assessment: Toward a Sustainable Energy Future

Options Magazine, Summer 2012:  A comprehensive, integrated analysis of how to transform energy systems to meet the world’s multiple energy challenges—namely, providing affordable, safe, secure, and environmentally sound energy for all More

The urban energy challenge

Options Magazine, Summer 2012:  What can be done to make cities more sustainable in terms of energy? More

Feeding & fueling the 9 billion - Sustainably

Options Magazine, Summer 2011: Food versus fuel isn’t the answer. Integrated land management and sustainable intensification are. More

the global MDG effort

Options Magazine, Summer 2010:  Tackling the world’s energy challenges will help achieve many of the Millennium Development Goals, says IIASA’s Nebojsa Nakicenovic. More

Scenarios for success in reducing energy poverty

Options Magazine, Winter 2010: Subsidies for cooking fuel and cheap loans for stoves are the best way to increase people’s access to modern forms of energy More

Poverty alleviation is about people

Options Magazine, Winter 2011: New research aims to discover more about the people on the receiving end of our current aspirations to expand energy access. More

Feature Articles

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Last edited: 12 November 2013


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