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Flawed forecasts: how to fix the clean energy crystal ball

So unnervingly consistent is the International Energy Agency's underprediction of renewables, it can itself be predicted

 

The World Energy Outlook is the flagship report issued annually by the International Energy Agency, which coordinates the energy policies of industrial nations. The IEA boasts that the WEO represents “the gold standard of energy analysis.” Industry investors and policy-makers, from government ministers to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, use WEO’s future-looking scenarios as a guide to allocate capital, influence national energy policy and plan global climate strategy.

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