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IEA Energy Technology Perspectives 2010
Scenarios and Strategies to 2050

Capitalising on the low-carbon energy revolution

Surging investments in renewables, five million more electric vehicles expected on the roads in 2020, a doubling of energy efficiency improvements since the 1990s .... Is the much needed transition to a low-carbon energy world becoming a reality? Will better funded low-carbon energy technology RD&D spawn new business opportunities?

Encouraging signs are certainly on the horizon, reports the IEA's newly released Energy Technology Perspectives 2010: Scenarios & Strategies to 2050 (ETP 2010). But progress is still scattered and slow. Bolder efforts and worldwide engagement are crucial to avert a near doubling of global energy-related CO2 emissions by 2050.

This third edition of the IEA's flagship ETP traces evolving use of low-carbon energy technology since 2008 and shows why development and deployment momentum must be accelerated. It presents least-cost blueprints and technology-specific roadmaps for seizing efficiency and decarbonisation opportunities, in different countries and regions of the world, that will also enhance energy security and support economic growth.

Peter Taylor heads the IEA Energy Technology Perspectives team of analysts at IEA Headquarters in Paris. The OPEN Bulletin asked Dr. Taylor about the key messages from this year's ETP study. Click to access the interview.

ETP 2010 addresses a host of today's urgent questions about ways of halving global energy-related CO2 emissions by 2050 and likely impacts.

• What return on investment can be expected?

• Is economical electricity generation feasible in a carbon-constrained world? W
hat are the technology options?

Which technologies will enable different sorts of industry to cut emissions but also withstand tougher global competitiveness?

How can a doubling of transport-sector energy use be prevented over the next 40 years?

What technologies and stakeholder awareness measures can step up moves towards more energy-efficient buildings?

ETP 2010 offers 650 pages of specialist insight drawing on the IEA's analytical strength and the in-depth technical expertise of its international energy technology network.

IEA’s Energy Technology Perspectives 2010: Scenarios & Strategies to 2050 is available in various formats, including pdf for multi-users.
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For free downloadable material on the ETP project, visit the ETP webpages.

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