Five Cross-cutting Barriers to Bioenergy Deployment and How to Address Them

Inefficient applications of biomass must be replaced by modern and clean energy solutions, since they harm people’s health, damage the environment and reduce social well-being.

  • September 2022
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  • Jinlei Feng

People Need to Experience a Tangible Benefit from the Energy Transition: Interview with an Expert

Interview with Michael Renner, IRENA Programme Officer, contributor to the joint IRENA—ILO report on renewable energy jobs.

  • September 2022

Let’s Not Forget, People Power Energy

In a world so rich in innovation and technology, it is easy to forget just how important people are to progress and development.

  • July 2022
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  • Francesco La Camera

Falling Costs Drive Strong Demand for Australia’s Residential Solar PV

Australian residential solar photovoltaic (PV) systems now have some of the lowest costs in the world, encouraging households to invest in rooftop solar PV at a time of rising energy prices.

  • May 2022
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  • Michael Taylor

Europe Must Simultaneously Replace Russia’s Fossil Exports & Accelerate Its Clean Energy Deployment

Europe has vast renewables potential which can supply the bulk of its energy needs in a fully decarbonised energy system.

  • May 2022
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  • Dolf Gielen

Renewables and Green Gas: The Only Viable Antidote to High Fossil Fuel Prices

Outdated perceptions of the costs of clean energy remain a major barrier to the energy transition. Despite the dramatic fall in prices across these technologies, the dialogue surrounding “cheap” fossil fuels and “expensive”...

  • February 2022
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  • Dolf Gielen

Materials Shortage Will Not Stop The Energy Transition, If We Plan Ahead

IRENA and Enel foundation strength their partnership on the occasion of COP26 to accurately measure reserves, resources and demand impacts, accounting for innovation and circularity from design to re-use and recycle. Supply risks can be ...

  • November 2021
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  • Dolf Gielen

Choose to Act with Wisdom and Speed

A message to the G20 from Mr. Francesco La Camera, Director-General of IRENA

  • October 2021
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  • Francesco La Camera

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