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Renewable Energy Policies in a Time of Transition

This report, prepared jointly by IRENA, the IEA and REN21, identifies key barriers and highlights policy options to boost renewable energy deployment.

  • April 2018
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  • Policy, Heating & Cooling
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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

RRA Pakistan

Renewables Readiness Assessment: Pakistan

This report identifies key actions to accelerate renewable energy deployment. The report presents options to strengthen Pakistan’s policy, regulatory and institutional framework for renewables.

  • April 2018
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  • Energy Transition
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  • English
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  • Pakistan

Renewable Capacity Statistics 2018

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) produces comprehensive renewable energy statistics on a range of topics. This publication presents renewable power generation capacity statistics for the last decade (2008-2017).

  • March 2018
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  • Power
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  • English

Bioenergy from Finnish forests: Sustainable, efficient, modern use of wood

This study describes Finland's approach to sustainable biomass supply based on forest wood resources, offering insights to other countries on how to develop forest bioenergy.

  • March 2018
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  • Power, Heating & Cooling
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  • English
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  • Finland

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

Renewable Energy Market Analysis: Southeast Asia

This regional market analysis examines the challenges of economic and population growth, the need to boost energy supply, and growing environmental and energy security concerns.

  • January 2018
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  • Energy Transition
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  • English

Water Use in India’s Power Generation: Impact of renewables and improved cooling technologies to 2030

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.   

  • January 2018
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  • Heating & Cooling, Power
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  • English
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  • India

Renewable Power Generation Costs in 2017

This report highlights the latest trends for each of the main renewable power technologies, based on the latest cost and auction price data from projects around the world. Among the report’s key findings: Renewable power generation costs continue to fall and are already very competitive to meet needs for new capacity. Auctions are rapidly driving down costs in...

  • January 2018
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  • Costs, Power
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  • English, Japanese

Global Landscape of Renewable Energy Finance

This concise, accessible study of finance flows to renewables around the world examines finance flows worldwide in 2013-2016, broken down by technology, financial instrument and region.

  • January 2018
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  • Finance & Investment
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  • English