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Solving the Chicken and Egg Problem: Auctions for Green Hydrogen

Green hydrogen has received increasing attention across the energy sector in recent years, given its capability to decarbonise ‘hard to abate’ sectors and provide seasonal storage for power grids rich in variable renewable energy.

  • September 2021
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  • Diala Hawila

Revised Power Plans Can Speed Up Southern and Eastern Africa’s Energy Transitions

Africa desperately needs electricity for its socio-economic development. Over the last 25 years, demand has grown at an annual average of 3.3%. By 2040, total demand is expected to triple to approximately 1600 TWh.

  • July 2021
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  • Asami Miketa

Innovation Will Drive the Energy Transition

As countries around the world shape their plans to build back better in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, they have a chance to create significant private sector business opportunities by accelerating the global energy transition.

  • July 2021
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  • Dolf Gielen

Leaders Summit: The Energy Transition Priorities Needed for a 1.5°C Future

The Paris agreement sets out a global framework to avoid dangerous climate change by limiting global warming to well below 2°C and pursuing efforts to limit it to 1.5°C. . Today, more and more countries are aiming for net zero emissions by...

  • April 2021
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  • Dolf Gielen

The EV Effect: Markets are Betting on the Energy Transition

Electromobility has a major role to play in achieving the goals of the Paris Agreement. IRENA’s transformation pathway estimates that 350 million electric vehicles (EVs) will be needed by 2030, kickstarting developments in the industry and...

  • February 2021
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  • Dolf Gielen

Engaging the Climate Generation in Global Energy Transition

Renewable energy is at the heart of global efforts to secure a sustainable future. Partnering with young people to amplify calls for the global energy transition is an essential part of this endeavour, as they represent a major driver of development,...

  • January 2021
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  • Riccardo Toxiri

The COVID-19 Recovery Offers Opportunities to Address Climate Crisis

Here is why raising the climate ambitions expressed in the NDCs today is a smart move, both for the economies and climate targets.

  • December 2020
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  • Costanza Strinati

Future Energy Systems Need Clear AI Boundaries

Rapidly evolving smart technology is helping to make power generation and distribution more efficient and sustainable. AI and the Big Data that drives it have become an absolute necessity.  Beyond just facilitating and optimising, these are now...

  • December 2020
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  • Daria Bierla Gazzola

How Domestic Currency Lending Can Accelerate the Energy Transition

Domestic financial institutions are best placed to mitigate credit risks, access competent technical assistance and assess renewable energy investments, they represent a reliable partners in RE project development.

  • December 2020
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  • Arjun Guha

Sustainable Healthcare and Energy Ecosystems for the ‘Last Mile’

It is critical to quantify and contextualise the energy needs for healthcare facilities, in particular for countries with electricity access deficits where the delivery of quality healthcare to isolated, ‘last-mile’ communities poses a...

  • November 2020
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  • Ali Yasir