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IEA: Global renewable energy growing fast

Renewable energy is growing fast around the world and will be the second biggest source of electricity, after coal, by 2016, according to a five-year outlook published Wednesday by the International Energy Agency.Full story

News Summary: IEA: Energy emissions hit new high

BAD NEWS FIRST: The International Energy Agency reports that global energy-related carbon dioxide emissions rose 1.4 percent in 2012 to a record high of 31.6 billion tons, even though the U.S. posted its lowest emissions since the mid-1990s. Full story

International Energy Agency to offer China room in strategic talks

LONDON (Reuters) - The International Energy Agency will invite China and other emerging economies to take part in key strategic talks, sources in the IEA said, in a bid to strengthen ties with non-members whose share in global oil demand has rapidly grown. Full story

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