CAETS Energy Project Prepared by the Committee on Energy
Opportunities for Low-Carbon Energy Technologies for Electricity Generation to 2050
The International Council of Academies of Engineering and Technological Sciences (CAETS) Working Group, (WG) on Low-Carbon Energy undertook a project entitled “Opportunities for Low-Carbon Energy Technologies for Electricity Generation to 2050”. The report of the WG is focused on identifying promising initiatives to accelerate the commercial deployment of low-carbon energy (LCE) technologies for electricity generation and to highlight the engineering and financial risks to be overcome to facilitate the deployment of such technologies. It is recognized that
there are many additional factors that influence the development and deployment of electrical generation that are beyond the scope of this report (such as the need to obtain a social license to implement LCE technologies). The WG report takes a global
perspective on LCE technologies and the observations contained in the report are not necessarily applicable to any one nation. The key findings of the Working Group’s investigation are given below.