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
Published: Paris OECD Publishing 2000, 2000
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Collection: OECD Books and Papers - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • 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