IEA report: world not on track to mitigate climate change26 April 2012
The International Energy Agency (IEA) has compiled a report about progress in the development and use of climate change mitigating technologies. Progress is too slow: only renewable power is on track. The IEA strongly recommends investment in carbon capture and storage (CCS).
Tracking Clean Energy Progress
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Each technology is scored according to a traffic light scorecard. Of 11 technologies to reduce emissions, only renewable power - particularly from wind and solar - merited a green for being on track. Fuel economy, electric vehicles and industry were given an amber. Most of the chart is red, including biofuels for transport; building efficiency; nuclear power; carbon capture and storage in industry and power generation; and cleaner conventional coal. The IEA concludes: "The current trend of increasing emissions is unbroken with no stabilisation of GHG [greenhouse gas] concentrations in sight."
Recommendation about CCS
The table is taken from page 6 of the IEA report Tracking Clean Energy Progress; the following text is copied from page 8 of the report.
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