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Biofuel potential in Southeast Asia: Raising food yields, reducing food waste and utilising residues

Southeast Asia has considerable resources to produce liquid biofuels sustainably, using biomass feedstocks that would not cause carbon-dioxide emissions or interfere with food supply. This report offers detailed estimates of biomass resource potential for Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand and Viet Nam. According to an IRENA assessment, advanced biofuels could...

  • June 2017
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  • Benefits
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  • English

Renewable Energy Auctions: Analysing 2016

At least 67 countries had used auctions for renewable energy contracts by mid-2016, up from less than 10 in 2005. This auctions report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) provides key updates on this crucial mechanism for price discovery and market development.

  • June 2017
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  • Benefits, Finance & Investment
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  • English

Renewable Energy Benefits: Leveraging Local Capacity for Onshore Wind

The series aims to support policy makers and decision makers, particularly in assessing the feasibility of procuring components and services domestically rather than from abroad.  According to the analysis, the sector could support 26 million jobs worldwide by 2050, given sufficient deployment of renewables and energy efficiency to meet the goals laid out in the 2015...

  • June 2017
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  • Benefits
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  • English

Renewable Energy Benefits: Leveraging Local Capacity for Solar PV

Renewable energy development can drive economic growth, create new jobs and enhance human health and welfare at the national level. The Leveraging Local Capacity series examines the kinds of jobs created and suggests ways to build on existing industries.

  • June 2017
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  • Benefits
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  • English

Adapting Market Design to High Shares of Variable Renewable Energy

Liberalised electricity markets require timely adaptation to support higher shares of variable renewable energy and distributed power generation. This study presents the latest knowledge on the adaptation process for such markets, aiming to inform policy makers, regulators and system operators on the options available.

  • May 2017
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  • Energy Transition
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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

Renewables Readiness Assessment: United Republic of Tanzania

This report advises the country’s energy planners to explore different renewable energy policy assumptions and investment scenarios, taking into account the latest studies on resource potential and technology costs.

  • May 2017
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  • English
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  • Tanzania

Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review 2017

This report 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 renewable energy employed 9.8 million people around the world in 2016 – a 1.1% increase over 2015. 

  • May 2017
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  • Benefits, Policy
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  • English

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 & Cooling
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  • English