IEA Energy Technology Perspectives 2015: UK Launch
Philippe Benoit, Acting Director, Directorate of Sustainable Energy Policy and Technology (SPT); Head, Energy Efficiency and Environment (Climate) Division, International Energy Agency
Chair: Alyssa Gilbert, Head of Policy and Translation, Grantham Institute - Climate Change and the Environment
The 2015 edition of Energy Technology Perspectives (ETP 2015) examines innovation in the energy technology sector and seeks to increase confidence in the feasibility of achieving short- and long-term climate change mitigation targets through effective research, development, demonstration and deployment (RDD&D). ETP 2015 identifies regulatory strategies and co-operative frameworks to advance innovation in areas like variable renewables, carbon capture and storage, and energy-intensive industrial sectors. The report also shows how emerging economies, and China in particular, can foster a low-carbon transition through innovation in energy technologies and policy. Finally, ETP 2015 features the IEA annual Tracking Clean Energy Progress report, which this year shows that efforts to decarbonise the global energy sector are lagging further behind.
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