Launch of IEA’s Special Report on Clean Energy Innovation
The International Energy Agency releases a Special Report on Clean Energy Innovation on Thursday, 2 July. Professor Lena Neij from the IIIEE Policy analysis team participated in the process.
The new report identifies the critical areas where accelerated innovation is urgently needed if countries and companies are to meet their ambitions for net-zero emissions.
This special report is the first report in three years in the Energy Technology Perspectives (ETP) series – the IEA's comprehensive publication on energy technology. The report covers a wide range of low-carbon technologies and examines the challenges that policy makers and companies need to address in order to bring down global emissions.
Building on the foundation of our recently announced Sustainable Recovery Plan, the report sets out key priorities for innovation that will be needed to drive emissions down all the way from peak levels to net-zero. It also looks at the potential impact of the Covid-19 crisis on the development of new technologies – and at how governments can reshape our long-term energy future by incorporating innovation into their recovery plans.
The report addresses the questions below and more:
- How fast can innovation bring down global emissions?
- Will the Covid-19 crisis cripple or catalyse energy innovation?
- Which technologies are ready for the big time?
- What will be the role of governments in accelerating energy innovation?
The publication of the report was launched online and can be watched here.
Read more about the report and download it here.