The Executive Summary of this year's World Energy Outlook is a must-read and this very first remark is striking. Hope = desire.  Expectation = belief.  The IEA does not assess the consequences of "falling short". 

A major theme is subsidies which are reported to have fallen for the first time, although still $550 billion for fossil fuels in 2013, which is four times the subsidies for renewable energy.  Despite this bias, the renewable sector will nevertheless expand the fastest.


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