January 2016

Linking Heat and Electricity Systems (External Content)

Co-generation technologies and efficient DHC networks offer significant environmental and energy security benefits, and can serve as flexible tools to bridge electrical and thermal energy systems. Yet despite these advantages, and successful implementatio ...

Tracking Clean Energy Progress 2015 (External Content)

Published annually, the Tracking Clean Energy Progress (TCEP) report highlights how the overall development and deployment of clean energy technologies evolve, year on year. Each technology and sector is tracked against the interim 2025 2°C Scenario (2DS) ...

Contribution of Renewables to Energy Security (External Content)

The environmental benefits of renewable energy are well known. But the contribution that they can make to energy security is less widely recognised. This report aims to redress the balance, showing how in electricity generation, heat supply, and transport ...

Empowering Variable Renewables - Options for Flexible Electricity Systems (External Content)

The IEA was tasked by the 2005 Gleneagles G8 Summit to draw together findings in the field of grid integration of renewable electricity, and to prepare recommendations for the G8 Hokkaido Toyako Summit, in July 2008. This paper focuses specifically on mea ...

Cities, Towns and Renewable Energy: Yes in my front yard (External Content)

Local governments have the power to influence the energy choices of their citizens. Many cities and towns have already encouraged energy efficiency measures. Even so, as demand for energy services continues to grow, the energy infrastructure that every ci ...

Sustainable Production of Second-Generation Biofuels (External Content)

This study aims to identify opportunities and constraints related to the potential future production of second-generation biofuels in major economies and developing countries, and to examine under which conditions the new fuels could be produced sustainab ...

Technology Roadmap: Solar Photovoltaic Energy (External Content)

Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Power is a commercially available and reliable technology with a significant potential for long-term growth in nearly all world regions. This technology roadmap estimates that by 2050, PV could provide 11% of global electricity pro ...

Technology Roadmap: Concentrating Solar Power (External Content)

Concentrating solar thermal power and fuels will be part of the energy technology revolution necessary to mitigate climate change while ensuring affordable energy supply. The ETP BLUE Map scenario, which assessed strategies for reducing greenhouse gas emi ...