Maria van der Hoeven

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 US natural gas will soon be exported to Asian markets in the form of LNG, and while this represents a major step change in global gas trade, US volumes alone will not solve the region’s gas demand challenges. This is one of the points IEA Executive Director Maria Van der Hoeven made today in remarks… Keep reading →

Oil Boom Shifts The Landscape Of Rural North Dakota

In a wide-ranging interview, Maria van der Hoeven, chief executive of the International Energy Agency said US oil production growth – which is heavily leveraged toward light, tight oil – is expected to plateau and decline post 2025. “The light tight oil revolution in the United States is changing the geographical map of oil trade.… Keep reading →

Russian Gas Supplies Through Ukraine Turned Off

In an interview with, International Energy Agency (IEA) Executive Director Maria van der Hoeven, discussed what the IEA called back in 2011 “a golden age of gas”. This new era was ushered in by the scale of unconventional natural gas resources found in U.S. shale formations accompanied by the absolutely essential advances in technology… Keep reading →

Holiday Travelers Experience Heavy Traffic And High Gas Prices

Energy efficiency can make as meaningful a contribution to energy market supply as fuels such as oil and coal, according to the International Energy Agency’s first-ever Energy Efficiency Market Report , released today. “We must change the way we think about energy efficiency. We need to start considering it a fuel, alongside oil, gas, coal or… Keep reading →

Sequestration Forces Closure Of IRS For The Day

The Obama Administration issued a statement yesterday in support of Senate Bill 1392, the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act of 2013. The Washington Post described the bill as “timid” and “politically palatable”. That’s a good thing. The goal of the legislation is to codify and beef up existing federal government programs that seek to reduce energy… Keep reading →

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Investments in improving the energy efficiency of the US building stock could result in savings that far exceed spending, said policy and economic advisory firm the Rhodium Group in a report, Unlocking American Efficiency. Residential and commercial buildings account for 40% of the US’ overall energy use, with spending totaling $432 billion in 2011 –… Keep reading →

Coal Shortage Causes Short Supply of Power in China

Clean energy progress is too slow, says IEA Progress on research, developing and deploying clean energy technologies “has not been fast enough”, said the International Energy Agency in its Tracking Clean Energy Progress 2013 report. The report blames large market failures that have prevented adoption of clean energy solutions, failure to tap potential for energy… Keep reading →

“The world will lock itself into an insecure, inefficient and high-carbon energy system” without an “urgent and radical change of policy direction,” the International Energy Agency’s Executive Director said recently.

The agency has been beating the drum for significant changes to energy policy since the appointment of Maria Van der Hoeven earlier this year, and the tone of the group’s analysis, meant to reflect input from and guide policy for the world’s developed economies, has grown increasingly aggressive in recent months. Keep reading →