IEA report marks historic inflection point, underscoring need for urgent action to develop and deploy multiple carbon free technologies 

BOSTON (May 18, 2021) – The IEA released a special report today that charts the course for the global energy sector to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050marking “an historic inflection point in the global climate solutions debate,” said Clean Air Task Force Executive Director Armond Cohen.  

The report, Net-Zero by 2050: A Roadmap for the Global Energy Sector, explores what actions global governments and industries must take to decarbonize the energy sector to keep global warming below 1.5 Celsius.  

Cohen continued: 

“All scenarios and models are wrong, but some are useful. And this report is useful because it highlights the complexity of the problem, and the multiple solutions required to achieve the goal. Notably, the net zero emissions scenario relies heavily on the enormous potential for wind and solar to power electric grids, but also notes that firm, always-available power sources such as nuclear and carbon capture could be important parts of the mix, and that carbon capture could also be critical for management of industrial emissions and production of hydrogen. One message is that we need to be moving more quickly across all fronts, including these.” 

Clean Air Task Force (CATF) is a non-profit organization working to safeguard against the worst impacts of climate change by catalyzing the rapid global development and deployment of low-carbon energy and other climate-protecting technologies. We work towards these objectives through research and analysis, public advocacy leadership, and partnership with the private sector. With nearly 25 years of nationally and internationally recognized expertise on clean air policy and regulations and a fierce commitment to fully exploring all potential solutions, CATF is an environmental advocacy group with the bold ideas needed today to solve the climate crisis. CATF is headquartered in Boston, with staff working virtually around the U.S. and abroad. For more information, please visit www.catf.us  

Originally published by Clean Air Task Force: Source

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