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IEA - Energy Technology Perspectives 2016

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Towards Sustainable Urban Energy Systems


Published every two years, this report from the International Energy Agency (IEA) examines the extent to which an energy technology revolution is taking place, the key technologies that are emerging, the costs and benefits of these technologies, and policies needed to foster their use.


With global energy demand set to become even greater over the coming decades, Energy Technology Perspectives 2016 (ETP 2016) looks at the technology and policy opportunities available for accelerating the transition to sustainable urban energy systems.


The report comprises the following chapters:


  • Chapter 1: The Global Outlook
  • Chapter 2: Tracking Clean Energy Progress (available for free download here - see also the relevant BUILD UP publication)
  • Chapter 3: The Urban Energy Challenge
  • Chapter 4: Energy-Efficient Buildings in the Urban Environment
  • Chapter 5: Sustainable Urban Transport
  • Chapter 6: Energy Supply in Cities
  • Chapter 7: Policy and Finance Mechanisms for Urban Areas
  • Chapter 8: Mexico’s Sustainable Energy Transition: The Role of Cities


By setting out sustainable energy transition pathways that incorporate detailed and transparent quantitative analysis alongside well-rounded commentary, ETP 2016 and its series of related publications have become required reading not only for experts in the energy field, policy makers and heads of governments, but also for business leaders and investors.



To access the report, please visit the relevant IEA webpage.


You can download the Executive Summary here, in Chinese, English, French, German, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.