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End-of-life management: Solar Photovoltaic Panels (External Content)

Solar photovoltaic (PV) deployment has grown at unprecedented rates since the early 2000s. As the global PV market increases, so will the volume of decommissioned PV panels, and large amounts of annual waste are anticipated by the early 2030s. Growing PV ...
Global Tracking Framework 2017: Progress Towards Sustainable Energy

Global Tracking Framework 2017: Progress Towards Sustainable Energy (External Content)

Energy has been described as “the golden thread” connecting economic growth, social equity, and environmental sustainability. With this in mind, the United Nations General Assembly in 2012 embraced the Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) objectives for ...
Tracking Clean Energy Progress 2017 (External Content)

Tracking Clean Energy Progress 2017 (External Content)

Energy systems are undergoing substantial changes. Tracking the progress of clean energy is essential to achieve sustainable, secure and affordable energy and to assess collective progress towards long-term goals.   The IEA’s annual Tracking Clean Energy ...
Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review 2017 (External Content)

Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review 2017 (External Content)

Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review 2017 presents the status of renewable energy employment, both by technology and in selected countries, over the past year. In this fourth edition, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) finds that renew ...
Solar PV in Africa: Costs and Markets (External Content)

Solar PV in Africa: Costs and Markets (External Content)

Africa has abundant renewable energy resources. Traditionally reliant on hydropower, the continent is turning to solar photovoltaics (PV) to bolster energy security and support rapid economic growth in a sustainable manner. With recent substantial cost re ...
Renewables Global Futures Report 2017 (External Content)

Renewables Global Futures Report 2017 (External Content)

This new REN21 Renewables Global Futures Report presents views of 114 renowned energy experts from around the world, on the feasibility and challenges of achieving a 100% renewable energy future. Their thoughts are grouped into 12 Great Debates ranging fr ...
Perspectives for the energy transition: Investment needs for a low-carbon energy system 2017 (External Content)

Perspectives for the energy transition: Investment needs for a low-carbon energy system 2017 (External Content)

This joint study looks at the potential for decarbonisation in the energy sector in G20 countries and around the world. Chapter 3, “Global Energy Transition Prospects and the Role of Renewables”, highlights findings from the International Renewable Energy ...
Biogas for road vehicles: Technology brief 2017 (External Content)

Biogas for road vehicles: Technology brief 2017 (External Content)

Switching to biogas as vehicle fuel can reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the transport sector between 60% and 80% compared to fossil-based fuels like gasoline and diesel.   This brief highlights the technologies available – both established and newly em ...
Renewable energy in district heating and cooling:  A sector roadmap for REmap (External Content)

Renewable energy in district heating and cooling: A sector roadmap for REmap (External Content)

District heating and cooling (DHC) combined with renewable energy sources can help meet rising urban energy needs, improve efficiency, reduce emissions and improve local air quality. Although currently dominated by fossil fuels such as coal and gas, DHC s ...
National Energy Roadmaps for Islands 2017 (External Content)

National Energy Roadmaps for Islands 2017 (External Content)

Islands around the world face crucial energy challenges, including fuel import dependency, high electricity costs, environmental sensitivity and vulnerability to climate change. The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) co-operates closely with is ...

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