Extreme volatility in energy markets will continue to pose a risk unless investment in clean electricity triple over the next decade, the International Energy Agency warned when it called to arms ahead of the UN climate summit.
Fatih Birol, executive director of the IEA, told the Financial Times that while public spending on renewable energy was only a third of future levels, planned investments in oil and gas were aligned with the changes needed by 2050 Required to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions.
“There is a gross discrepancy, and the longer this discrepancy lasts, the greater the risk of further sharp price fluctuations and increased volatility in the future,” said Birol.
Annual global energy investments are set to grow to $ 1.9 trillion this year, according to the IEA, including about $ 370 billion for new renewable power generation.
The Paris-based IEA said that even if governments implemented net-zero promises, the world would achieve only 20 percent of the emissions reductions required by 2030 to achieve the net-zero target by 2050 keep.
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China trade figures China’s trade growth for September is expected to slow down today. My colleague Aime Williams shared the lessons learned from US Trade Representative Katherine Tai’s speech on US-China trade policy in our trade secret newsletter – Sign up here. (Nikkei Asia, FT)
IEA World Energy Outlook The IEA will publish its annual report, which will provide information on the state of energy demand and supply and its impact on the climate and the economy. Elsewhere in the sector, Opec will publish a monthly oil market report while US gasoline prices soar. (IEA, FT)
Merits JPMorgan will provide an outlook on weak credit demand and general consumer spending, which has rebounded but could be threatened by the delta option. BlackRock and Infosys are also reporting profits, while Just Eat Takeaway provides a trading update.
Economic data The National Statistics Office has an estimate of UK gross domestic product for August, as well as trade and construction output and a monthly index of production and services. (ONS)
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