And another one cooks the books, International Energy Agency edition
The IEA is the International Energy Agency. According to data from Energy Watch Group it is either deliberately cooking the books or extremely incompetent and in its flagship publication ´World Energy Outlook´systematically underestimating the explosive growth of renewable energy. Already available data which show this explosive growth were left out of the Outlook, to enable a dismal projection of the growth of solar and wind. Again. Here, a graph from Energy Watch which compares the IEA projections with reality and which shows that the IEA does not learn from past mistakes.
“The IEA has been holding back the global energy transition for years. The false .. predictions lead to high investments in fossil and nuclear sector, hinder global development of renewable energy and undermine the global fight against climate change Following its comment in September that the International Energy Agency (IEA) is “holding back” global renewable expansion by consistently underestimating its supply potential, the Energy Watch Group (EWG) has now released graphics highlighting the shortfalls in the agency’s solar PV projections. IEA’s solar PV projections have “consistently” missed the mark…The group says that on the back of outdated data, the IEA, in its WEO2015 issued in November, failed to see solar’s market growth in 2014, and the newly added capacity record for this year, which it says was already apparent back in September.. “In particular, the IEA makes the highly unlikely assumption that the market growth for PV drops in 2014 and the annual added capacity remains lower than in 2013 for the next decades,” states EWG. “For a still young world market, these are highly unlikely assumptions, which could only be conceivable if political decisions would regulate solar power as undesirable worldwide.