Energy Technology And Climate Change A Call to Action

Technology can make a significant contribution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions from the energy sector. But it can only do so if efforts to develop and deploy advanced energy technologies are redoubled and if technological advances are combined with measures that discourage the emitting of carbo...

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Corporate Author: IEA.
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Paris OECD Publishing 2000, 2000
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505 0 |a Executive Summary -- 1. Introduction: Technology, Climate Change, and the Challenge for Governments -- Technology and the Climate Challenge -- The Challenge for Governments -- Contents of this Report -- 2. Some Insights from Modeling: Technology's Role -- -Introduction -- Main Findings -- Conclusion -- 3. Some Promising Technologies to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions in the Near Term -- -Overview -- Selecting Technologies for Near-Term Action -- Some Promising Energy-Efficiency Technologies: Buildings -- Some Promising Energy-Efficiency Technologies: Industry -- Some Promising Energy-Efficiency Technologies: Transport -- Some Promising Technologies for Clean Power Generation -- Some Promising Cross-Cutting Technologies -- Some Promising Technologies for Carbon Sequestration -- 4. Technologies and R&D for the Long-Term: Some Promising Directions -- -Introduction -- Long-Term R&D: "Post-Kyoto" Technologies that Require Development -- An Example of an Energy Technology Time Line -- 5. Maximising Technology's Contribution: Overcoming Barriers to Technology Adoption -- Overview -- Overcoming Technology Cost Barriers -- Overcoming Infrastructure Barriers -- Overcoming Capital Stock Turnover Barriers -- Overcoming Barriers Related to Market Organisation -- Overcoming Other Barriers in the End-Use Sectors -- 6. Overcoming Technical Barriers: Research and Development and the Role of Governments -- -Long-Term Research -- Near-Term and Long-Term Goals -- Conclusions -- 7. The Way Forward: Elements of an Energy Technology Strategy for Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions -- 8. The Role of the International Energy Agency -- -Existing Cooperation on Technology -- The IEA and Non-Member Countries -- Potential New Areas for Coopertion and Analysis -- References -- Appendix A. Implementing Agreements and CERT Subsidiary Bodies Contributing to this Report -- Appendix B. Abbreviations -- Appendix C. Summary Paper for Energy Ministers 
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520 |a Technology can make a significant contribution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions from the energy sector. But it can only do so if efforts to develop and deploy advanced energy technologies are redoubled and if technological advances are combined with measures that discourage the emitting of carbon by making it more expensive. Efforts with a near-term focus are needed, but so is work that will only bear fruit years from today. Both are vital. Both must start now and continue over time. Government and industry both have indispensable roles in the task of maximising energy technology’s contribution to emissions reduction. This report is a call to action to IEA Member countries to find ways, compatible with their own circumstances, to achieve that end. It reviews a large number of technologies that could prove important in reducing energy-related emissions in both the near and long term. It points out how the availability of advanced energy technology can mitigate the cost of emissions reduction, and it outlines how traditional "barriers" to using new technology can be overcome. It deals directly with the issue of what governments can do in this area and points out where government action is needed. The report builds on two previous IEA reports – Energy Technologies for the 21st Century and IEA/OECD Scoping Study: Energy and Environmental Technologies to Respond to Global Climate Change Concerns