CCS Technology Collaboration Programmes (TCPs)

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Greenhouse Gas R&D

Combining CCS with combustion of fuels with high carbon content (e.g. coal-fired power plants, use of diesel in heavy industry) may significantly reduce or even neutralise CO2 emissions. Combining CCS with combustion of a low-carbon fuel such as biomass from agricultural crops can actually result in “negative” CO2 emissions and, as a result, offset CO2 emissions from fossil fuel use.

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IEA Clean Coal Centre (CCC-TCP)

The CCC TCP gathers, assesses and disseminates knowledge on the energy efficient and environmentally sustainable use of coal. High-efficiency low-emissions (HELE) coal-fired power generation plants offer significantly lower carbon intensity than conventional units and are a sound basis for the addition of carbon capture and storage.

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Energy Technology Systems Analysis Programme

As the share of renewable energy is expected to grow only from 14% to 19% in the global energy mix by 2040 under current and planned policies, developing pathways to assist policy makers in identifying technology deployment, investment and policy needs on a national and international level is a priority (World Energy Outlook 2014).

To support the Renewable Energy Roadmap (REmap 2030) of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), the ETSAP TCP and IRENA collaborated on a comparative analysis of their pathways to achieving a doubling of the share of renewables in end-use sectors by 2030.

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About Technology Collaboration Programmes

The breadth and coverage of analytical expertise in the IEA Technology Collaboration Programmes (TCPs) are unique assets that underpin IEA efforts to support innovation for energy security, economic growth and environmental protection. The 38 TCPs operating today involve about 6 000 experts from government, industry and research organisations in more than 50 countries.

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