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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  • 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

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

A Path to Prosperity: Renewable Energy for Islands, 3rd Edition

This report highlights the role of islands in global efforts against climate change. It highlights transitions to renewables in the power, including planning and implementation, enabling business models and transition tools.

  • November 2016
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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

Renewable Energy Prospects: Dominican Republic

A REmap country study highlights the potential to increase the share of renewable power generation in the Dominican Republic to as much as 44% by 2030.

  • July 2016
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  • English

Renewable Energy Statistics 2016

This publication shows data sets on renewable power-generation capacity for 2006-2015, renewable power generation for 2006-2014 and renewable energy balances for 100 countries and areas for 2013 and 2014.

  • July 2016
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  • Statistics
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  • English

Renewable Energy Statistics 2016: Latin America and the Caribbean

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) produces comprehensive renewable energy statistics on a range of topics. This publication presents IRENA’s latest statistics for renewable power generation and capacity, as well as renewable energy balances for all countries in the Latin America and Caribbean region.

  • June 2016
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  • Statistics
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  • English