IEA Technology Roadmaps

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"... the IEA is developing a series of global low-carbon energy technology roadmaps covering the most important technologies. The IEA is leading the process, under international guidance and in close consultation with government and industry. The overall aim is to advance global development and uptake of key technologies to reach a 50% reduction in energy-related CO2 emissions by 2050. The roadmaps will identify priority actions for governments, industry, financial partners and civil society that will advance technology development and uptake to achieve international climate change goals.

Each roadmap represents international consensus on milestones for technology development, legal/regulatory needs, investment requirements, public engagement/outreach and international collaboration. The following low-carbon technology roadmaps are now available:

  • Biofuels
  • CCS
  • CCS Industrial Applications
  • Cement
  • Concentrating Solar Power
  • Electric and Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles
  • Energy Efficient Buildings: heating & cooling systems
  • Geothermal
  • Nuclear Power
  • Smart Grids
  • Solar Photovoltaic
  • Wind Energy"


  1.  "IEA Technology Roadmaps"