08 October 2010
IEA has just launched the new edition of Energy Technology Perspectives (ETP) showing how new technologies
will be important for halving global CO2 emissions by 2050. Key Message by ETP 2010 indicated that biggest contribution to CO2 emission reduction will be brought by combination of energy efficiency and lower-carbon electric power. ETP 2010 clearly said World-wide promotion of heat pumps is the KEY.
Also, the characteristics of heat pumps as a highly efficient technology using renewable energy sources was
acknowledged in ETP 2010 for the first time. ETP has significant potential for formulating government
policy, not only in OECD countries, such as Japan, but also in non-OECD countries.