Roadmap to Deploying Technologies for Sustainable Development

Miketa A & Schrattenholzer L (2004). Roadmap to Deploying Technologies for Sustainable Development. IIASA Interim Report. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: IR-04-074

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Abstract

The study found that a radical transition to energy systems based on renewable and fuel cells is plausible if one takes a long time span (over 100 years). The resulting global energy system would contribute to achieving sustainable development. The potential of advanced technologies for CO2 emission mitigation and energy conservation is enormous in all end-use sectors. In particular, contribution of advanced transportation technologies is significant and reliance on oil in that sector reduces from current level of 97% to 8%.

The study suggests that, if successful, technology policies could lead to a path towards sustainable development that does not deteriorate life style and, generally, is consistent with ever-increasing economic prosperity, i.e., allows more cars, permits the world population to travel more and more, lets everyone enjoy high-quality energy service. We illustrate that such a future is possible and achievable, provided an appropriate targeted policy effort is made.

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Interim Report)
Research Programs: Environmentally Compatible Energy Strategies (ECS)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 02:16
Last Modified: 28 Oct 2016 06:14
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/7375

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