First IEA regional technology study plots carbon-neutral Nordic energy system

Helsinki, 22 January 2013

Based on the scenarios and analysis of Energy Technology Perspectives 2012, the Nordic Energy Technology Perspectives assesses how the Nordic region can achieve a carbon-neutral energy system by 2050. The report from the project can be found here

This study marks the first regional edition of the Energy Technology Perspectives series since its inception in 2006. For the first time, Nordic governments can compare their national climate goals with the contribution required of them in the 2°C world described in Energy Technology Perspectives 2012. The analysis evaluates the region from an external perspective and points to the important role of the Nordic energy system in facilitating the decarbonisation of Europe.

Nordic Energy Research is an intergovernmental organisation supporting and coordinating sustainable energy research in the Nordic region.

After the success with the visualisation of interactive data and figures to highlight potential scenarios for the ETP 2012, the IEA now releases a similar visualisation, focused on the Nordic region.


Residents in the Nordic countries who would like a free hard copy of the report can order it from Nordic Energy Research.

Data and Figures

After IEA's success with making the data used to create the Energy Technology Perspectives publication, IEA now follows suite with publishing the data behind the Nordic Energy Technology Perspectives.

Here you will find many of the figures, graphs and tables of the book available for download, along with much more material. The website is evolving and will be continuously updated.

Chapter 1: Choosing the future Nordic energy system

Chapter 2: Nordic policies and targets

Chapter 3: Power generation and district heating

Chapter 4: Industry

Chapter 5: Transport

Chapter 6: Buildings