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Energy Technologies Scenarios to 2050

 

Energy Technologies Links

  1. Factual links

    Some of the websites providing factual information on Energy Technologies :

    • 1.1 Institutions addressing energy technology and supply
    • 1.2 Other reports and publications addressing energy technology and supply
    • 1.3 Interesting new sites addressing energy technology
  2. Other Views
 

1. Factual links

1.1 Institutions addressing energy technology and supply
  • In order to reduce the negative effects of energy use, particularly fossil fuels, on the environment, the European Commission focuses its policy on creating a competitive internal energy market, on developing renewable energy sources, on reducing dependence on imported fuels, and on doing more with less energy: http://ec.europa.eu/energy/index_en.htm . Other publications from the Directorate-General Energy and Transport are available at:
    http://ec.europa.eu/dgs/energy_transport/publication/energy_policy_en.htm , including the following video examining the various uses for renewable energy sources:
    http://ec.europa.eu/dgs/energy_transport/videos/energy/2008_01_res_en.htm 
  • The "Climate action and renewable energy package" of the European Commission's is a legislative proposal to tackle climate change by raising the share of renewable energy sources in the final overall energy consumption from 8.5% in 2005 to 20% in 2020:
    http://ec.europa.eu/environment/climat/climate_action.htm 
  • The International Energy Agency (IEA), which produced the source of this Digest, is an intergovernmental organization which acts as energy policy advisor. Current work focuses on climate change policies, market reform, energy technology collaboration and outreach to the rest of the world:
    www.iea.org . The IEA and its Committee on Energy Research and Technology also publishes the OPEN Energy Technology Bulletin which brings regular updates on activities within the IEA's energy technology and R&D community that are contributing to energy security and protection of the environment and climate worldwide:
    www.iea.org/impagr/cip/ 
  • The U.S. Energy Information Administration makes the official energy statistics from the U.S. Government available on its website: www.eia.doe.gov  and provides several forecasts such as the “International Energy Outlook” at: www.eia.doe.gov/oiaf/ieo/ 
  • The European Environment Agency (EEA) is an agency of the European Union which provides sound, independent information on the environment. It dedicates a section of its website to energy:
    www.eea.europa.eu/themes/energy 
  • The European Renewable Energy Council (EREC) is the umbrella organisation of the European renewable energy industry, trade and research associations active in the sectors of bioenergy, geothermal, ocean, small hydropower, solar electricity, solar thermal and wind energy. EREC also produces many of its own publications on renewable energy sources:
    www.erec.org/organisation.html 
1.2 Other reports and publications addressing energy technology and supply
  • The World Energy, Technology and climate policy Outlook 2030 (WETO) of the Directorate General for Research of the European Commission describes in detail scenarios for the evolution of World and European energy systems, power generation technologies and impacts of climate change policy in the main world regions or countries. It presents a coherent framework to analyse the energy, technology and environment trends and issues over the period to 2030, focusing on Europe in a world context:  http://ec.europa.eu/research/energy/pdf/weto_final_report.pdf
  • The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) organised its 21st round table on sustainable development on “Mobilising investments in low-emission energy technologies on the scale needed to reduce the risks of Climate Change”. The report draws on the IEA’s Energy Technology Perspectives 2008 and is available at:
    www.oecd.org/ 
  • GreenFacts summarised the 2005 "Special Report on Carbon Dioxide Capture and Storage: Technical Summary” by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) at:
    www.greenfacts.org/en/co2-capture-storage/. Interesting links related to carbon capture and storage are available at:www.greenfacts.org/en/co2-capture-storage/links/
  • The Intelligent Energy - Europe (IEE) programme is the EU's tool for encouraging the use of renewable energy sources in Europe. The programme is managed by the Executive Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation (EACI). Interesting publications and videos are available at
    http://ec.europa.eu/energy/intelligent/library/publications_en.htm 
  • GRID-Arendal and SMI Books, with the support of the Norwegian Pollution Control Authority and the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency published "Climate in Peril: A Popular Guide to the Latest IPCC Reports" which presents the substance of the Climate Change 2007 Synthesis Report of the IPCC: www.grida.no/publications/climate-in-peril/ 
  • The research paper of Dolf Gielen, John Newman and Martin K.Patel on “Reducing industrial energy use and CO2 emissions: the role of materials science” is available in the Materials Research Society bulletin at: www.mrs.org/s_mrs/bin.asp?CID=12527&DID=205806 
1.3 Interesting new sites addressing energy technology
 

2. Other Views

Links in this section have been selected as examples of other views on Energy Technologies. This list of links is only a sample and it is not suggested that it is complete nor that it is fully representative of all the existing views. GreenFacts asbl takes no position concerning the views expressed in these linked documents.


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