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.