New IEA report on technology and climate scenarios to 2050

The International Energy Agency has just released their 2008 Energy Technology Perspectives report. Joe Romm has an insightful analysis. I think the IEA supply curve for carbon emission reductions is interesting–it looks quite a bit different than the much-quoted McKinsey/Vattenfall curve, which seemed to have efficiency savings roughly equal to the carbon reduction costs–the IEA curve makes the efficiency savings look a lot less than the costs of direct carbon reductions. Have to read the report to understand the differences…



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