Energy Transition

4 charts that show how technology is enabling the transition to low carbon energy

Electric vehicles are a crucial part of the shift towards low carbon energy. Image: Unsplash/Possessed Photography

Sean Fleming

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Innovation is driving the transition to low carbon energy
Innovation is driving the transition to low carbon energy Image: IEA report: Patents and the energy transition: Global trends in clean energy technology innovation

The growth of low carbon energy is on the rise, but more still needs to be done.
The growth of low carbon energy is on the rise, but more still needs to be done. Image: IEA report: Patents and the energy transition: Global trends in clean energy technology innovation

Overall, 60% of all low carbon energy patents across the past five years have been connected to fuel-switching and energy efficiency technologies.
Overall, 60% of all low carbon energy patents across the past five years have been connected to fuel-switching and energy efficiency technologies. Image: IEA report: Patents and the energy transition: Global trends in clean energy technology innovation
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Global growth of IPFs in electric vehicles versus other low carbon energy technologies for road transportation during 2000 to 2019.
Electric cars are generating the most visible change when it comes to low carbon energy usage. Image: IEA report: Patents and the energy transition: Global trends in clean energy technology innovation
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