March 2016

SADC Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Status Report 2015(External Content)

SADC’s main source of renewable energy for electricity generation is large-scale hydropower. However, interest in solar (particularly photovoltaics) and wind energy technologies is growing, ranging from small-scale household PV panel arrays, to large-scal ...

UNECE Renewable Energy Status Report 2015(External Content)

South East and Eastern Europe, the Caucasus, Central Asia and the Russian Federation are very diverse in terms of their population size and their economic, social and political characteristics. However, their energy systems were developed in a similar man ...

Renewables 2015 Global Status Report (External Content)

Record installations for wind and solar PV in 2014; Renewable energy targets created in 20 more countries, new total: 164;  Renewables account for over 59% of net additions to world’s power capacity; Policy-makers more attentive to green energy heating / ...

Mid-term evaluation of the Renewable Energy Directive - A study in the context of the REFIT programme (External Content)

This mid-term evaluation of the Renewable Energy Directive1 (RED) aims to assess the effectiveness and efficiency so far of measures and actions laid down in the Directive. The RED came into force at the end of 2009, and set binding national renewable ene ...

Algae Bioenergy Siting, Commercial Deployment and Development Analysis Final Report (External Content)

The technical assistance on algae bioenergy siting, commercial deployment and development analysis (hereafter: the Project), service contract number ENER/C2/2012/421-1, awarded to the Consortium constituted by D’Appolonia (DAPP), SELC – Biologia e geologi ...

Carbon impacts of biomass consumed in the EU (External Content)

This project delivers a quantitative assessment of the greenhouse gas performance of different scenarios of EU bioenergy consumption post-2020. Researchers found that sustainable bioenergy production and use can deliver significant GHG emission reductions ...