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.