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Energy Technology Perspectives 2020

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This year's report is available as a free PDF download - we are no longer offering a print edition

The Energy Technology Perspectives (ETP) 2020 Dataset includes projections at global level for the Sustainable Development Scenario (SDS) based on detailed modelling of the energy sector using the ETP Model.

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Energy Technology Perspectives 2020 - PDF report (no print version available)

Energy Technology Perspectives 2020 is a major new IEA publication focused on the technology needs and opportunities for reaching international climate and sustainable energy goals. 

This flagship report offers vital analysis and advice on the clean energy technologies the world needs to meet net-zero emissions objectives.

The report’s comprehensive analysis maps out the technologies needed to tackle emissions in all parts of the energy sector, including areas where technology progress is still lacking such as long-distance transport and heavy industries. 

It shows the amount of emissions reductions that are required from electrification, hydrogen, bioenergy and carbon capture, utilisation and storage.
It also provides an assessment of emissions from existing infrastructure and what can be done to address them.

The IEA’s ETP series has contributed to global energy and environmental policy-making for more than a decade. In order to strengthen its relevance for decision-makers in government and industry, the IEA has revamped the series, with the first of the new reports coming out this year.

In July, the Special Report on Clean Energy Innovation was released under the ETP banner.

See press release

Read key findings



Energy Technology Perspectives (ETP) 2020 Dataset - Excel spreadsheet

The Energy Technology Perspectives (ETP) 2020 Dataset includes projections at global level for the Sustainable Development Scenario (SDS) based on detailed modelling of the energy sector using the ETP Model. The focus of the Dataset is to provide insights into sub-sectoral trends beyond the data and figures published in the report, given the focus of the report on technology opportunities in heavy industries and long-distance transport in particular.

The Dataset contains global 2019 and projected data related to the SDS from ETP-2020 including:

  • Energy Balance
  • Power sector overview covering gross electricity generation, installed capacity
  • Carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions
  • World activity by sector

The SDS is the IEA's primary long-term climate mitigation pathway. It reaches net-zero emissions by the year 2070 and as such is fully compatible with the temperature goals of the Paris Agreement. It also aims at achieving other United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in particular to achieve access energy for all and to minimise air pollution.
Learn more about the Sustainable Development Scenario



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Released Date 30 November 2020 (Dataset)
Released Date 10 September 2020 (PDF)
Pages 400