Asia & Oceania
Renewables Readiness Assessment: The Philippines 2017 (External Content)

Renewables Readiness Assessment: The Philippines 2017 (External Content)

Like many countries in South East Asia, the Philippines faces twin challenges of population growth and rising energy demand. Dependent on imports for nearly half its primary energy supply, the country is highly exposed to oil price volatility. Frequent tr ...
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 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 ...
Energy Policies of IEA Countries - New Zealand 2017 Review (External Content)

Energy Policies of IEA Countries - New Zealand 2017 Review (External Content)

Since the last IEA in-depth review in 2010, New Zealand has further developed its energy policy, as reflected in its energy strategy to 2021 and new rules for more competitive electricity markets.  With its unique resource base, New Zealand is a success s ...
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 ...
Floating foundations: A game changer for offshore wind (External Content)

Floating foundations: A game changer for offshore wind (External Content)

Offshore wind turbines, rooted to the seabed by monopile or jacket foundations, are restricted to waters less than 50 metres deep. This rules out sites with the strongest winds and, often, access to big markets. Some of the largest electricity markets Jap ...

Planning for the renewable future: Long-term modelling and tools to expand variable renewable power in emerging economies (External Content)

Ambitious national commitments, international agreements and rapid technological progress have prompted countries around the world to turn increasingly renewable energy to expand their power infrastructure. However, the variability of solar and wind energ ...
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 ...

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