Global energy revolution: a sustainable Japan energy outlook

This publication provides stimulating analysis on future scenarios of energy use, which focus on a range of technologies that are expected to emerge in the coming years and decades.There is now universal recognition of the fact that new technologies and much greater use of some that already exist provide the most hopeful prospects for mitigation of emissions of GHGs. It is for this reason that the International Energy Agency, which in the past pursued an approach based on a single time path of energy demand and supply, has now developed alternative scenarios that incorporate future technological changes. In the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) as well, technology is included as a crosscutting theme in recognition of the fact that an assessment of technological options would be important both for mitigation as well as adaptation measures for tackling climate change.

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