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Energy Technology Perspectives 2012

Energy Technology Perspectives 2012

Energy Technology Perspectives (ETP) is the International Energy Agency’s most ambitious publication on new developments in energy technology. It demonstrates how technologies – from electric vehicles to smart grids – can make a decisive difference in achieving the objective of limiting the global temperature rise to 2°C and enhancing energy security. 

ETP 2012 presents scenarios and strategies to 2050, with the aim of guiding decision makers on energy trends and what needs to be done to build a clean, secure and competitive energy future. 

ETP 2012 shows: 

  • Current progress on clean energy deployment, and what can be done to accelerate it 
  • How energy security and low carbon energy are linked 
  • How energy systems will become more complex in the future, why systems integration is beneficial and how it can be achieved 
  • How demand for heating and cooling will evolve dramatically and which solutions will satisfy it 
  • Why flexible electricity systems are increasingly important, and how a system with smarter grids, energy storage and flexible generation can work 
  • Why hydrogen could play a big role in the energy system of the future 
  • Why fossil fuels will not disappear but will see their roles change, and what it means for the energy system as a whole 
  • What is needed to realise the potential of carbon capture and storage (CCS) 
  • Whether available technologies can allow the world to have zero energy related emissions by 2075 – which seems a necessary condition for the world to meet the 2°C target

Global scenarios to 2050 are the backbone of ETP, and the 2012 edition features detailed scenarios for nine world regions.

Products specifications
Released Date 1 June 2012
Pages 690
ISBN PDF 978-92-64-17489-4
ISBN Print 978-92-64-17488-7