Synergies between renewable energy and energy efficiency

Energy-related emissions represent two-thirds of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Immediate action is needed to start putting the world on a path to net-zero emissions, as per the Paris Agreement.

  • August 2017
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  • Energy Transition
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  • English

Accelerating the Energy Transition through Innovation

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 world’s energy supply, population growth and rising energy demand could outpace energy decarbonisation without urgent investments in research and development (R&D). 

  • June 2017
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  • Energy Transition, Innovation
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  • English

Renewable Energy Prospects for India (REmap working paper)

India is one of the most dynamic and vibrant markets in the world for renewable energy. This key emerging market, home to 16% of the global population in 2017, is poised for some of the fastest energy demand growth over the coming decades. Development of renewables is happening on many fronts, from on-the-ground innovation and technological breakthroughs to policy measures at...

  • 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

Renewable energy in district heating and cooling: A sector roadmap for Remap

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 systems can be upgraded, or new networks created, to use solid biofuel, solar and geothermal energy technologies. 

  • March 2017
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  • Energy Transition, Heating and Cooling
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  • English

Renewable Energy Prospects: Indonesia

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 electricity demand could triple between 2015 and 2030.

  • March 2017
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  • Energy Transition
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  • English
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  • Indonesia

Perspectives for the energy transition: Investment needs for a low-carbon energy system

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 Agency (IRENA).

  • March 2017
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  • Energy Transition, Innovation
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  • English

Renewable Energy in Cities

This report explores potential for urban communities to scale-up renewables by 2030, based on estimated energy use 3,649 cities around the world. By highlighting the best practices, it examines the policies and technologies by which cities can bring about a renewable energy future.

  • October 2016
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  • Heating and Cooling, Transport
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  • English

Renewable Energy Outlook for ASEAN

The nations of Southeast Asia stand at a crossroads in terms of their collective energy future. Amid rapid economic growth, they face a 50% rise in regional energy demand within a decade. This brings challenges in supplying energy affordably, sustainably and securely.

  • October 2016
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  • English

The Renewable Route to Sustainable Transport: A working paper based on REmap

This working paper draws on engagement with a Transport Action Team of experts and expands on the transport-related findings published in IRENA’s report REmap: Roadmap for a Renewable Energy Future, 2016 Edition.

  • August 2016
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  • Transport
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  • English