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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...
Water Use in India’s Power Generation: Impact of renewables and improved cooling technologies to 2030. 2017 (External Content)

Water Use in India’s Power Generation: Impact of renewables and improved cooling technologies to 2030. 2017 (External Content)

This study analyses the prospective impact of renewable energy deployment, along with recently mandated changes to power plant cooling systems, on water use in India’s electricity sector. Looking at the expected freshwater intensity of non-hydro power gen ...

Renewable Energy Market Analysis: Southeast Asia 2017 (External Content)

Energy consumption in Southeast Asia has doubled in just over two decades. With annual economic growth exceeding 4%, the region can expect energy demand to rise further in the years ahead. This regional market analysis from the International Renewable Ene ...

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 ...
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 ...
Renewable Energy Prospects for the Russian Federation (REmap working paper) 2017 (External Content)

Renewable Energy Prospects for the Russian Federation (REmap working paper) 2017 (External Content)

The Russian Federation has set out to increase and diversify its use of renewables, particularly for power generation. Under current plans and policies, renewables would reach nearly 5% of total final energy consumption by 2030   Accelerated deployment, h ...
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 ...
Renewable Energy Prospects: Indonesia 2017 (External Content)

Renewable Energy Prospects: Indonesia 2017 (External Content)

Indonesia is the largest country in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), accounting for around two fifths of the region’s energy consumption. Energy demand across the country’s more than 17,000 islands could increase by four fifths and elec ...
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 ...
Cost-competitive renewable power generation: Potential across South East Europe 2017(External Content)

Cost-competitive renewable power generation: Potential across South East Europe 2017(External Content)

Renewable energy has long been used in South East Europe, whether as fuelwood for heating or in the form of hydroelectric power generation. More recently, governments from Slovenia to Ukraine have pledged to shift to renewables to replace ageing fossil-ba ...
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 ...

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