IEA Technology Roadmaps

International Energy Agency

English
ISSN: 
2218-2837 (online)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/22182837
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The International Energy Agency (IEA) is leading the development of a series of roadmap for some of the most important energy technologies.  Roadmaps achieve consensus on low-carbon energy milestones, priorities for technology development, policy and regulatory frameworks, investment needs and public engagement.  As such, roadmaps can provide solid analytical footing that enables national policy makers and industry to develop specific technologies.  12 technology specific roadmaps have now been completed covering both energy supply and demand technologies.

 
Geothermal Heat and Power

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International Energy Agency

English
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    http://oecd.metastore.ingenta.com/content/6111221e.pdf
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23 June 2011
Pages:
52
ISBN:
9789264118485 (PDF)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/9789264118485-en

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The technology roadmap for Geothermal Heat and Power offers a strategic plan to maximise deployment of these energy resources by 2050. It projects that 1 400 TWh of electricity per year could come from geothermal power by 2050, up from 67 TWh at present.

Additionally, geothermal heat (not including ground-source heat pump technology) could contribute 5.8 EJ (1600 TWh) annually by 2050. In order to reach these targets, policy makers, local authorities and utilities need to be more aware of the variety of geothermal resources available and of their possible applications. This roadmap describes the technological, economic and non-economic barriers facing geothermal deployment, and the steps stakeholders must take to overcome them.

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