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IEA Energy Technology Perspectives 2008
Scenarios and Strategies to 2050

Towards a brave new energy world

Soaring oil prices, worrying signs of climate change, growing pressure on energy resources... What kind of turn-around is needed to get the world's energy systems onto a more sustainable footing? What will it cost? How long will it take?

The newly released IEA study Energy Technology Perspectives 2008: Scenarios & Strategies to 2050 (ETP 2008) provides the answers, and a great deal besides. ETP 2008 highlights the challenges, but also indicates a series of pathways to a clean, clever, competitive energy future. New insight explores the status and outlook for the key energy technologies singled out to play a major role in the global energy technology revolution that is now urgently needed.

IEA's Senior Analyst Dolf Gielen leads the IEA Energy Technology Perspectives (ETP) project. The IEA OPEN Bulletin put three questions to him about the key messages from this year's ETP study. Click to access his answers.

This second edition of the IEA's flagship ETP technology study models the ambitious scenarios that could reduce energy demand and halve energy-related global CO2 emissions by 2050.

Detailed roadmaps focusing on power generation, buildings, transport and industry show how each of 17 technologies can speed the transition. ETP 2008 points to areas where major investment, R&D and shifts in government policies are needed. It reveals that some sectors will have to make much larger emissions cuts than others if global emissions of CO2 are to be 50% lower in 2050 than today.

Responding to the call from G8 leaders, ETP 2008 provides more than 640 pages of specialist insight drawing on the IEA's analytical strength and the wide-ranging technical expertise of its energy technology network. Much downloadable ETP material is available on the ETP webpages.

IEA’s Energy Technology Perspectives 2008: Scenarios & Strategies to 2050 is available in various formats, including pdf for multi-users.
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