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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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

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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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 Capacity Statistics 2017

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 (2007-2016) in trilingual tables

  • March 2017
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  • Statistics
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Cost-competitive renewable power generation: Potential across South East Europe

This report finds the region has a vast technical renewable energy potential of 739 gigawatts (GW) with wind energy being the most abundant resource, more than 4 times higher than that of solar PV. By 2030, additional cost-competitive potential for solar PV and wind is expected to reach 620 GW.

  • January 2017
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  • Costs
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  • English

REthinking Energy 2017: Accelerating the global energy transformation

This flagship report examines trends and developments in the global quest for a sustainable energy future. As this third edition emphasises, accelerated deployment will fuel economic growth, create new employment opportunities, enhance human welfare and contribute to a climate-safe future.

  • January 2017
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  • Energy Transition, Climate Change
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  • English

Planning for the renewable future: Long-term modelling and tools to expand variable renewable power in emerging economies

This report highlights the findings from AVRIL (“Addressing Variable Renewable Energy in Long-term Energy Planning”), a project by IRENA that has identified the best practices in long-term planning and modelling to represent high shares of VRE. 

  • January 2017
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  • Power, Energy Transition
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  • English

Floating foundations: A game changer for offshore wind

This brief summarizes the opportunities floating foundations offer to the offshore wind industry as they allow access to deep-water sites, ease turbine set-up and tend to have lower environmental impact than fixed-bottom designs.

  • December 2016
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  • English

Renewable Energy in the Arab Region: Overview of developments

The potential for widespread deployment of renewable energy technologies in the Arab region is considerable.

  • December 2016
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  • English