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Fostering a blue economy: Offshore renewable energy

Offshore renewable energy – including offshore wind and solar power, as well as emerging ocean energy technologies – could support sustainable long-term development and drive a vibrant blue economy. 

  • December 2020
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  • Energy Transition, Innovation
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  • English

Innovation Outlook: Ocean Energy Technologies

Oceans contain enormous untapped renewable energy potential, theoretically equivalent to more than double the world's current electricity demand.

  • December 2020
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  • Innovation
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  • English

Renewable Energy Policies in a Time of Transition: Heating and Cooling

The transition to renewable-based, energy-efficient heating and cooling could follow several possible pathways. This report outlines the infrastructure and policies needed.

  • November 2020
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  • Policy, Heating & Cooling
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  • English

Green hydrogen: A guide to policy making

Renewable-based “green” hydrogen will be crucial to achieve net-zero emissions. This report offers guidelines on how to kickstart it at national and regional levels.

  • November 2020
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  • Policy, Energy Transition
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  • English

Geothermal development in Eastern Africa

The East African Rift region holds significant geothermal potential. This report offers recommendations to fast-track regional geothermal energy development.

  • November 2020
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  • Energy Transition, Policy
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  • English

Global Landscape of Renewable Energy Finance 2020

Global investments in renewables must grow faster to meet climate goals. This report provides recommendations to scale up investment and mobilise capital.

  • November 2020
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  • Finance & Investment
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  • English

Mobilising institutional capital for renewable energy

Pension funds, insurers, sovereign wealth funds and other institutional investors represent an enormous global capital pool that could be harnessed for the energy transition.       

  • November 2020
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  • Finance & Investment
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  • English

Rise of renewables in cities

Cities have emerged as a key focus of global climate mitigation and adaptation strategies. This report highlights resource potential, targets, technology options and planning priorities.

  • October 2020
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  • Energy Transition, Heating & Cooling
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  • English

Innovation Toolbox

This interactive Innovation Toolbox offers 30 innovations that can be mixed and matched as needed. The Toolbox outlines 11 solutions as examples of how to achieve system-wide synergies.

  • October 2020
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  • Innovation, Power
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  • English

IRENA/ADFD Project Facility: Lessons from the selection process

Seven annual cycles of the IRENA/ADFD Project Facility provide valuable lessons for initiatives to scale up renewables in developing countries.

  • October 2020
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  • English