Energy Technology Perspectives 2012 (ETP2012) is the International Energy Agency’s most ambitious publication on new developments in energy technology. It demonstrates how technologies – from electric vehicles to smart grids – can make a decisive difference in achieving the objective of limiting the global temperature rise to 2°C and enhancing energy security.
ETP2012 presents scenarios and strategies to 2050, with the aim of guiding decision makers on energy trends and what needs to be done to build a clean, secure and competitive energy future.
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Tapping technology’s potential to secure a clean energy future
Presentation to Press by Ms. Maria van der Hoeven, Executive Director and Mr. Bo Diczfalusy, Director, June 11, 2012.
- Current progress on clean energy deployment, and what can be done to accelerate it?
- How energy security and low carbon energy are linked?
- How energy systems will become more complex in the future? Why systems integration is beneficial and how it can be achieved?
- How demand for heating and cooling will evolve dramatically and which solutions will satisfy it?
- Why flexible electricity systems are increasingly important, and how a system with smarter grids, energy storage and flexible generation can work?
- Why hydrogen could play a big role in the energy system of the future?
- Why fossil fuels will not disappear but will see their roles change, and what it means for the energy system as a whole?
- What is needed to realise the potential of carbon capture and storage (CCS)?
- Whether available technologies can allow the world to have zero energy related emissions by 2075 – which seems a necessary condition for the world to meet the 2°C target?
Global scenarios to 2050 are the backbone of ETP, and the 2012 edition features detailed scenarios for nine world regions.