IEA's Energy Technology Perspectives 2015
Head of Energy Technology Policy Division, International Energy Agency (IEA)
Senior Adviser, Energy and National Security Program, CSIS
The CSIS Energy and National Security Program is hosted Jean-François Gagné, Head of Energy Technology Policy Division with the International Energy Agency (IEA), to present the IEA's Energy Technology Perspectives 2015 (ETP 2015). As climate negotiators work towards a deal that would limit the increase in global temperatures, interest is growing in the essential role technology innovation can and must play in enabling the transition to a low-carbon energy system. The 2015 edition of Energy Technology Perspectives examines innovation in the energy technology sector and seeks to increase confidence in the feasibility of achieving short- and long-term climate change mitigation targets through effective research, development, demonstration and deployment (RDD&D). The report also shows how emerging economies, and China in particular, can foster a low-carbon transition through innovation in energy technologies and policy. Guy Caruso, Senior Adviser with the CSIS Energy and National Security Program, moderated.