Tracking Clean Energy Progress 2013 examines progress in the development and deployment of key clean energy technologies. Each technology and sector is tracked against interim 2020 targets in the IEA 2012 Energy Technology Perspectives 2°C scenario, which lays out pathways to a sustainable energy system in 2050.
A stark message emerges: progress has not been fast enough; large market failures and preventing clean energy solutions from being taken up; considerable energy efficiency remains untapped; policies need to better address the energy system as a whole; and energy-related research, development and demonstration need to accelerate.
Alongside these grim conclusions there is positive news. In 2012, hybrid-electric vehicle sales passed the 1 million mark. Solar photovoltaic systems were being installed at a record pace. The costs of most clean energy technologies fell more rapidly than anticipated.
TCEP 2013 provides targeted recommendations to policy makers on how to scale up deployment of these key technologies.
The Tracking Clean Energy Progress 2013 conclusions and findings were presented in a webinar on June 20 2013 by the lead authors of the publication: Davide D'Ambrosio, Justine Garrett and Markus Wrake.
You can watch the webinar here or look at the presentation on the IEA slideshare page
After IEA's success with making the data used to create the Energy Technology Perspectives publication, IEA now follows suite with publishing the data behind the Tracking Clean Energy Progress 2013. Here you will find many of the figures, graphs and tables of the book available for download, along with much more material. The website is evolving and will be continuously updated.