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

Renewables Readiness Assessment: Panama

Panama has vast potential to develop renewables. The National Energy Plan suggests that as much as 70% of the country’s energy supply could be renewable by 2050. 

  • May 2018
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  • Power, Energy Transition
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  • English
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  • Panama

Nurturing Offshore Wind Markets: Good practices for international standardisation

This report examines markets in Denmark, Germany and China. The analysis highlights the development of standards and the best practices for new markets to adopt. 

  • May 2018
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  • Innovation
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  • English

Renewable Energy Benefits: Leveraging local capacity for offshore wind

Offshore wind projects create ample opportunities for local value creation. This report examines how income and jobs can be maximised by leveraging existing economic activities and building upon domestic supply chains.

  • May 2018
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  • Benefits
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  • English

Renewable Energy and Jobs - Annual Review 2018

Renewable energy jobs grew 5.3% in 2017, with the total surpassing 10 million worldwide. IRENA's annual review presents the status of employment by technology and in selected countries.

  • May 2018
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  • Benefits
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  • English

Evaluación del Estado de Preparación de las Energías Renovables: Panamá

Panamá tiene un gran potencial para desarrollar energías renovables. El Plan Nacional de Energía sugiere que hasta un 70% del suministro de energía del país podría ser renovable en 2050.

  • May 2018
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  • Power, Energy Transition
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  • Spanish
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  • Panama

Renewable energy auctions: Cases from sub-Saharan Africa

Auctions can help countries across sub-Saharan Africa achieve record-low prices for solar and wind power. Five countries have run renewable energy auctions, while at least 15 more are developing such programmes.

  • April 2018
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  • Policy, Finance & Investment
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  • English
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  • South Africa, Uganda

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, Arabic

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