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Outdated perceptions of the costs of clean energy remain a major barrier to the energy transition.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

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