Water Use in China’s Power Sector: Impact of Renewables and Cooling Technologies to 2030

This brief by China Water Risk and IRENA examines the expected impact of China’s power sector on water and climate in 2030. Building on plans announced at the COP21 climate change conference in Paris, and earlier analyses by China Water Risk and IRENA, it assesses the impact of different options for China’s power mix in 2030 on water use and carbon emissions. As the findings...

  • February 2016
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  • Heating & Cooling, Power
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  • Chinese, English
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  • China

Quality Infrastructure for Renewable Energy Technologies: Small Wind Turbines

This guide is part of a series prepared by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) in the field of quality infrastructure (QI) for small-scale renew¬able energy technologies. Quality Infrastructure for Renewable Energy Technologies: Small Wind Turbines analyses the challenges and offers recommendations for developing QI for small wind turbines (SWTs), as well as...

  • December 2015
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  • Innovation
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  • English
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  • China, Denmark

Quality Infrastructure for Renewable Energy Technologies: Solar Water Heaters

This guide is part of a series prepared by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) in the field of quality infrastructure (QI) for small-scale renew¬able energy technologies. Quality Infrastructure for Renewable Energy Technologies: Solar Water Heaters analyses the challenges and offers recommendations for developing QI for solar water heaters (SWHs), as well as...

  • December 2015
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  • Innovation
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  • English
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  • Australia, Argentina

Renewable Energy Auctions: A Guide to Design

This report aims to advise policy makers on the implications of different approaches to renewable energy auctions. The set – structured around key auction design elements – offers choices and recommendations to support optimal decision-making in different contexts. Auction designs can emphasise cost effectiveness, supply security or socio-economic development...

  • June 2015
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  • Policy
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  • English
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  • Brazil, China

Off-grid renewable energy systems: Status and methodological issues

With more than a billion people lacking access to electricity, local power-generation solutions are essential to provide sustainable energy to all - particularly those consumers expected to remain isolated from national or regional grids for the foreseeable future. Renewable power generation provides low-cost solutions to bring reliable electricity to rural households or island...

  • February 2015
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  • Statistics, Off-grid for Energy Access
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  • English
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  • Bangladesh, China

Renewable Energy Prospects: China

As the largest energy consumer in the world, China must play a pivotal role in the global transition to a sustainable energy future in an increasingly carbon-constrained world. The country is already a global leader in renewable energy, with massive potential to harness a diverse range of renewable sources and technologies, both for power generation and for end-use sectors.

  • November 2014
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  • Chinese, English
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  • China

Global Bioenergy Supply and Demand Projections: A working paper for REmap 2030

Biomass has an auspicious future in the world’s supply of renewable energy. REmap 2030, the global roadmap developed by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), foresees a major role for modern, sustainable biomass technologies in efforts to double the share of renewables in the energy mix.

  • September 2014
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  • Energy Transition
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  • English
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  • Australia, Brazil