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IEA Data Visualization Tool Illustrates Future Energy Scenarios

IEA27 June 2012: The International Energy Agency (IEA) has created an interactive graphical tool to illustrate future energy scenarios out to 2050, allowing users to view and adjust: energy flows from fuel to end use in transport, industry and buildings; emissions reductions based on national context, technology, sector and climate change scenario; and transportation based on national context, climate change scenarios and a range of transport indicators.

The three-part data visualization provides projections for 6ºC, 4ºC and 2ºC climate change scenarios based on data from the IEA "Energy Technology Perspectives 2012: Pathways to a Clean Energy System," (ETP2012) report, which outlines technology choices for global temperature rise scenarios, identifies barriers to clean energy technology development, and provides policy recommendations.

For emissions reductions, users can see the impact that countries, technologies and sectors might have on carbon dioxide emissions. The focus for the energy flows visualization is on the transport, industry and buildings sectors. The third visualization allows for the comparison of selected indicators related to transport across countries and regions. [IEA tool website][IISD RS Summary of IEA Energy Technology Perspectives 2012]