The GTSP was launched in 1997 and has completed three phases.
GTSP Phase 1 articulated the importance of energy technology in determining the feasibility and cost of limiting anthropogenic climate change and was summarized in 2000 in a seminal document, Global Energy Technology Strategy: Addressing Climate Change.
GTSP Phase 2 explored the potential contribution of specific technology categories to greenhouse gas emissions mitigation, including CO2 capture and storage, bioenergy, hydrogen systems, nuclear energy, renewable energy technology, and energy use technology in buildings, industry and transportation. This research was summarized in the 2007 Phase 2 capstone report, Global Energy Technology Strategy Addressing Climate Change: Phase 2 Findings from an International Public-Private Sponsored Research Program.
GTSP Phase 3 explored the influence of time and place on interactions between energy technology and near, mid and long-term climate policy at global, regional and local scales. Insights from this work will also be summarized in a capstone report to be released at the end of 2010.
The next phase: Current GTSP research focuses explores the intersection of energy, technology, policy, and climate change in the context of world with a heterogeneous set of national and regional policies and measures.