Press Release - June 9, 2009
Contact: Tom Steinfeldt, (703) 516-4146
PEW CENTER LAUNCHES ONLINE RESOURCE ON LOW-CARBON TECHNOLOGY
Climate TechBook Offers Climate Solutions At Your Fingertips
Washington, DC – Technologies to address climate change come in many forms: from wind turbines to building insulation, from carbon capture and storage to biofuels. Existing technologies can already provide cost-effective means to reduce greenhouse gas emissions; many more technologies are under development to help facilitate the transition to a low-carbon future.
The Pew Center’s Climate TechBook serves as a new information resource on technologies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from across the economy, including:
Overviews of greenhouse gas emissions from the key economic sectors: electricity, transportation, industry, residential and commercial, and agriculture
Technology overviews for broad technology areas, such as buildings and biofuels
Fact sheets that provide background information about specific technologies, the current status of the technology, cost information, policy options to promote the technology, and obstacles to further development and deployment.
“Understanding the low-carbon technologies that exist today and those in the pipeline is key to tackling the climate challenge,” said Judi Greenwald, Vice President for Innovative Solutions at the Pew Center on Global Climate Change. “We need more informed voices in government, business, and the public supporting the whole range of climate solutions, and this resource will help meet that need.”
At launch, the Climate TechBook consists of 15 briefs and fact sheets. New content will regularly be added to provide policymakers and the public with a single source of relevant, accessible information on existing and emerging low-carbon technologies.
The Climate Techbook interface allows users to browse information by sector or directly access facts about specific technologies.
For more information about global climate change and the activities of the Pew Center, visit www.c2es.org.
The Pew Center was established in May 1998 as a non-profit, non-partisan, and independent organization dedicated to providing credible information, straight answers, and innovative solutions in the effort to address global climate change. The Pew Center is led by Eileen Claussen, the former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs.