January 2017
Technology Roadmap: How2Guide for Bioenergy (External Content)

Technology Roadmap: How2Guide for Bioenergy (External Content)

Bioenergy is the largest source of renewable energy today, providing heat and electricity, as well as transport fuels. Yet, more so than for other low-carbon energy technologies, the complex and multi-faceted supply chains of bioenergy projects call for c ...
Energy Policies of IEA Countries - Poland 2016 Review (External Content)

Energy Policies of IEA Countries - Poland 2016 Review (External Content)

Coal dominates the power sector of Poland, where it is the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions as well as a major employer. Whether coal continues to fuel the economy over the longer term will be one of the central issues addressed in an update to ...
Energy Policies of IEA Countries - France 2016 Review(External Content)

Energy Policies of IEA Countries - France 2016 Review(External Content)

France has a significantly low-carbon electricity mix, owing to the key role of nuclear energy. However, much of France’s nuclear fleet is reaching the end of its lifetime. Against this background, France has started an ambitious energy transition: it is ...
REthinking Energy 2017: Accelerating the global energy transformation (External Content)

REthinking Energy 2017: Accelerating the global energy transformation (External Content)

Renewable energy is a fundamental and growing part of the global energy transformation. Increasingly, renewables have become the first choice for expanding, upgrading and modernising power systems around the world.    REthinking Energy, the flagship repor ...
Biofuels for aviation: Technology brief 2017 (External Content)

Biofuels for aviation: Technology brief 2017 (External Content)

Developing and promoting biofuels for aviation will be essential to reduce carbon emissions from commercial aviation. As a first step, some pioneering airports have already incorporated bio-jet fuel into their refuelling systems.   Yet wider bio-jet adopt ...
Renewable Energy in the Arab Region: Overview of developments (External Content)

Renewable Energy in the Arab Region: Overview of developments (External Content)

The potential for widespread deployment of renewable energy technologies in the Arab region is considerable. Rapid demographic growth and the rising need for economic development call for additional, stable energy sources that can satisfy demand while pro ...
Renewable Capacity Statistics 2017 (External Content)

Renewable Capacity Statistics 2017 (External Content)

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) produces comprehensive renewable energy statistics on a range of topics. This publication presents renewable power generation capacity statistics for the last decade (2007-2016) in trilingual tables   Rene ...
Accelerating Off-grid Renewable Energy: Key Findings and Recommendations from IOREC 2016 (External Content)

Accelerating Off-grid Renewable Energy: Key Findings and Recommendations from IOREC 2016 (External Content)

The business case for off-grid renewables as a means to expand rural electricity access keeps growing stronger, thanks to steady cost reductions and technological innovation. Yet further accelerating the growth of either mini-grid or stand-alone solutions ...
Renewable Energy Market Analysis: Latin America (External Content)

Renewable Energy Market Analysis: Latin America (External Content)

Latin America hosts some of the world’s most dynamic renewable energy markets, with more than a quarter of primary energy coming from renewables, twice the global average. In addition to the historical role of hydropower and pioneering moves with biofuels ...
Solar Pumping for Irrigation: Improving livelihoods and sustainability (External Content)

Solar Pumping for Irrigation: Improving livelihoods and sustainability (External Content)

Irrigation improves yields, reduces vulnerability to changing rainfall patterns, and enables multiple cropping practices. This can stimulate socio-economic development in the agriculture sector helping the fight against poverty. Solar-based solutions can ...