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Renewable Energy and Jobs - Annual Review 2021

This Special Edition on Labour and Policy Perspectives, in collaboration with the ILO, presents the status of employment in 2020 and discusses the policy framework required for a just transition.

  • October 2021
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  • Benefits, Policy
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  • English

The Renewable Spring: The interplay between finance and policy in the energy transition

This paper presents a brief overview of technology revolutions and how they interact with financial markets.

  • October 2021
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  • Finance & Investment, Energy Transition
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  • English

Sector Coupling in Facilitating Integration of Variable Renewable Energy in Cities

The report highlights the importance of sector coupling as a key source of flexibility that cities can explore to stabilise power grid operations when integrating high shares of variable renewable energy sources.

  • October 2021
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  • Transport, Power
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  • English
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  • China, Costa Rica

Renewables Readiness Assessment: Paraguay

This report examines Paraguay’s energy institutions and their governance, long-term energy planning practices, and the socio-economic benefits of promoting renewable and low-carbon technologies in the end-use sectors.

  • September 2021
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  • Energy Transition, Policy
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  • English, Spanish
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  • Paraguay

Benchmarking Scenario Comparisons: Key indicators for the clean energy transition

This report synthesises experts’ views on how to improve scenario comparison studies to gain insights for the clean energy transition and maps out the motivation, focus and methods of such studies.

  • September 2021
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  • Energy Transition
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  • English

Utility-scale Solar and Wind Areas: Burkina Faso

This study seeks to map suitable areas in Burkina Faso for deploying utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) and wind power projects.

  • September 2021
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  • Benefits, Policy
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  • English, French
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  • Burkina Faso

Renewables Readiness Assessment: Botswana

The RRA report presents clear and practical steps to maximise the country’s use of renewables in driving sustainable socio-economic growth.

  • August 2021
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  • Energy Transition, Policy
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  • English
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  • Botswana

Renewable energy statistics 2021

This statistical publication presents renewable power generation capacity statistics for the for the last decade (2011-2020).

  • August 2021
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  • Statistics
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  • English, French, Spanish

Renewables Readiness Assessment: Belarus

This Renewables Readiness Assessment from IRENA highlights the challenges and provides 11 recommendations to harness the potential of renewable energy sources in Belarus.

  • July 2021
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  • Climate Change, Energy Transition
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  • English
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  • Belarus

Trading into a Bright Energy Future: The Case for Open, High-Quality Solar Photovoltaic Markets

The latest publication from IRENA and WTO draws on the development and implementation of a quality infrastructure for trade in renewable energy technologies.

  • July 2021
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  • Benefits
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  • English