Innovation Priorities to Transform the Energy System: An overview for policy makers

This brief provides a high-level overview of priorities to accelerate technological and systemic innovation and highlights priorities for increased government action and international co-operation.  

  • May 2018
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  • Innovation
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  • English

GET 2018

Global Energy Transformation: A Roadmap to 2050

Renewable energy needs to be scaled up at least six times faster for the world to start meeting key decarbonisation and climate mitigation goals. Among the report's key findings: Based on current plans and policies, the “carbon budget” to keep global warming below 2o C would run out in under 20 years; Renewables could make up two-thirds of the energy...

  • April 2018
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  • Energy Transition
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  • English, Arabic

Renewable Energy Prospects for the European Union

This REmap study, prepared in co-operation with the European Commission,  identifies cost-effective renewable energy options for all EU Member States, spanning a wide range of sectors and technologies.

  • February 2018
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  • Energy Transition, Policy
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  • English, French

RE Outlook Thailand

Renewable Energy Outlook: Thailand

This report evaluates Thailand’s options for power generation, transport development, thermal and bioenergy use, and identifies the key challenges in scaling up renewables.

  • November 2017
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  • Energy Transition, Power
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  • English
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  • Thailand

Turning to renewables: Climate-safe energy solutions

This set of briefs, prepared by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), highlights challenges and opportunities as the world seeks climate-safe energy solutions.

  • November 2017
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  • Climate Change, Benefits
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  • English

Synergies between renewable energy and energy efficiency

This working paper considers how renewables and energy efficiency can work together to contribute to global energy decarbonisation by 2050. It also looks and how this synergy affects energy system and technology cost, and the effect it has on air pollution and avoidance of adverse health effects caused by these pollutants.

  • August 2017
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  • Energy Transition, Benefits
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  • English

Stranded Assets and Renewables

Assets like power plants can become “stranded” by unanticipated or premature write-downs, devaluation or conversion to liabilities. This will happen to some degree in the transition to a low-carbon economy. However delaying action to address climate change would result in significantly more severe asset stranding, according to this analysis by the International...

  • July 2017
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  • Energy Transition, Finance & Investment
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  • English

Accelerating the Energy Transition through Innovation

Technological breakthroughs are needed to reduce carbon emissions in the energy sector. This working paper examines the basic conditions required to nurture innovation and produce new technologies for a low-carbon future.

  • June 2017
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  • Energy Transition, Innovation
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  • English

Renewable Energy Prospects for India (REmap working paper)

This working paper provides a perspective on the changes needed for India to further accelerate the adoption of renewables, and achieve an affordable, secure, inclusive and environmentally friendly energy system that can address expanding energy demand and socio-economic needs.

  • May 2017
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  • Energy Transition
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  • English
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  • India

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

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.

  • April 2017
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  • Energy Transition
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  • English, Russian
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  • Russian Federation