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Accelerating the Energy Transition through Innovation 2017(External Content)

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January 31, 2018

Accelerating the Energy Transition through Innovation 2017(External Content)

Technological breakthroughs are needed to reduce carbon emissions in the energy sector. Even with economically viable and scalable renewable-based solutions available for around two-thirds of the...
SIDS Lighthouses quickscan: Interim report2017 (External Content)

SIDS Lighthouses quickscan: Interim report2017 (External Content)

The quickscan is a tool to help Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in their transition to renewable energy. Developed by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) as part of the SIDS Lighthouses Initiative, quickscans help to assess deployment ...
Turning to renewables: Climate-safe energy solutions 2017 (External Content)

Turning to renewables: Climate-safe energy solutions 2017 (External Content)

The Paris Agreement has called for reducing carbon emissions worldwide. But to sufficiently limit the rise in global temperatures, energy use would have to be completely decarbonised in less than 50 years, even amid the expected tripling of the world’s ec ...
Renewable Energy Outlook: Thailand 2017 (External Content)

Renewable Energy Outlook: Thailand 2017 (External Content)

Thailand faces rising energy demand coupled with increasing reliance on non-indigenous sources of energy. At current usage levels, the country’s existing oil and gas resources will deplete within the next decade. In response, Thailand has set out to incre ...
Biogas for domestic cooking: Technology brief 2017 (External Content)

Biogas for domestic cooking: Technology brief 2017 (External Content)

For households without access to grid-based electricity or gas for cooking, traditional cook stoves are typically fuelled by wood or charcoal, generating considerable indoor air pollution. Cook stoves fuelled with biogas provide complete combustion, signi ...
Geothermal power: Technology brief 2017 (External Content)

Geothermal power: Technology brief 2017 (External Content)

Geothermal power is generated from underground heat. Found around the globe and available year-round, this largely untapped renewable energy source offers the advantage of steady, predictable large-scale power generation, in comparison to the higher varia ...
Bioenergy from degraded land in Africa 2017

Bioenergy from degraded land in Africa 2017 (External Content)

Restoration of degraded land can create vast bioenergy crop potential, without constraining food crops or other land use options. This presents an important opportunity for African countries to develop modern, sustainable bioenergy from rapidly growing wo ...
IRENA cost and competitiveness indicators: Rooftop solar PV 2017 (External Content)

IRENA cost and competitiveness indicators: Rooftop solar PV 2017 (External Content)

Solar photovoltaic (PV) power generation has grown rapidly, from less than  1 gigawatt (GW) in 2000 to about 300 GW worldwide in 2017. Solar PV’s competitiveness against other sources of electricity has also continued evolving. To track these crucial mark ...

Renewable energy prospects for the European Union: Preview for Policy Makers 2017(External Content)

For more than two decades, the European Union (EU) has been at the forefront of global renewable energy deployment. This preview for policy makers outlines the EU’s potential to meet increasingly ambitious renewable energy targets. The forthcoming REmap s ...
Global Landscape of Renewable Energy Finance 2017 (External Content)

Global Landscape of Renewable Energy Finance 2017 (External Content)

Massive flows of finance are needed to accelerate renewable energy investments. More investment in renewables would reduce energy-related carbon emissions, a key element in efforts to limit global warming. The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) ...
Renewable Power Generation Costs in 2017 (External Content)

Renewable Power Generation Costs in 2017 (External Content)

Renewable energy has emerged as an increasingly competitive way to meet new power generation needs. This comprehensive cost report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) highlights the latest trends for each of the main renewable power tec ...

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