Onshore wind, solar, electric vehicles and energy storage are all on track for a sustainable energy, says IEA

PARIS — Onshore wind, solar, electric vehicles and energy storage are all on track for a sustainable energy transition, according to the IEA’s Tracking Clean Energy Progress (TCEP) report.

”In 2016, 3 of the 26 tracked technologies were on track towards a sustainable energy transition: onshore wind and solar, electric vehicles, and energy storage. While these technologies represent only a small share of the total energy system, they are rapidly scaling up and continue to strengthen their position as mainstream energy solutions,” the report said.

Meanwhile, it noted, eight technologies are significantly off-track, requiring renewed policy focus. Only three of these “off-track” technologies saw significant (and promising) improvements over the past year.

The report examines developments across a range of clean energy sectors and technologies. The TCEP uses benchmarks for 2025 as modelled in Energy Technology Perspectives 2017, as well as the milestones identified in the IEA Technology Roadmaps. Measuring against these benchmarks provides an assessment of whether technologies, energy savings and emissions reduction measures are on track to achieve the longer-term emissions objectives by 2060.

The report evaluates whether a technology or sector is on track, needs further improvement, or is not on track to meet these targets.

Source: Emirates News Agency