Sustainable Rural Bioenergy Solutions in Sub-Saharan Africa: A collection of good practices

This collection aims to provide a reference for policy makers and practitioners working to scale up bioenergy in rural areas of sub-Saharan Africa. Energy, agriculture, forestry, environment, finance and business experts all seek for solutions to provide energy and also enhance food security, social welfare and environmental sustainability.

  • January 2019
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  • Benefits, Off-grid for Energy Access
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  • English
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  • Angola, Benin

Planning and prospects for renewable power: West Africa

Low-cost renewable energy, especially from solar photovoltaic (PV) installations, has become an increasingly important part of West Africa’s electricity supply. This report outlines three broad scenarios for the growth of renewables in the region’s power systems, particularly in relation to key national and regional targets.

  • November 2018
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  • Power
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  • English, French
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  • Benin, Cote D'Ivoire

Investment Opportunities in West Africa (Global Atlas)

This report provides a region-wide pre-feasibility assessment of solar and wind opportunities in West Africa, for both grid connected and off-grid systems.

  • December 2016
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  • Energy Transition, Finance & Investment
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  • English
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  • Niger, Nigeria

The UMEME Framework for NDC Implementation: Advancing renewable energy in Africa together with national climate plans

The historic Paris climate agreement, adopted by countries around the world in December 2015, aims to the rise of global temperature well below 2 degrees Celsius. Renewable energy will play a key role in this effort, which encompasses developing as well as developed countries, by increasing the supply of cheap and accessible energy in a less carbon-intensive manner.

  • November 2016
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  • Policy, Climate Change
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  • English
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  • Angola, Algeria

Bioethanol in Africa: A Case for Technology Transfer and South-South Cooperation

Sustainable biofuels have an important role to play in Africa’s development. Sugarcane bioethanol is currently the most cost-effective commercial biofuel and has the highest energy balance.

  • October 2016
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  • Benefits, Power
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  • English
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  • Brazil, Benin

Africa 2030: Roadmap for a Renewable Energy Future

African countries need to meet fast-growing energy demand and extend modern energy services to more communities while also improving people’s health and ensuring long-term sustainability. The continent could meet nearly a quarter of its energy needs through the use of indigenous, clean, renewable energy by 2030, according to this report by the International Renewable...

  • October 2015
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  • Energy Transition
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  • English
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  • Algeria, Angola

POOL ÉNERGÉTIQUE D’AFRIQUE DE L’OUEST: Planification et perspectives pour les énergies renouvelables

Click here to download. L’Agence internationale pour les énergies renouvelables (IRENA) continue d'élargir la gamme et la portée des traductions de ses rapports. Le rapport et les annexes du Pool Énergétique d’Afrique de l’Ouest: Planification et perspectives pour les énergies renouvelables, publié en 2013 dans le cadre...

  • January 2014
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  • Off-grid for Energy Access
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  • French
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  • Burkina Faso, Gambia

West African Power Pool: Planning and Prospects for Renewable Energy

With the energy systems of many African countries dominated by fossil-fuel sources that are vulnerable to global price volatility, regional and intra-continental power systems with high shares of renewable energy can provide least-cost option to support continued economic growth and address the continent’s acute energy access problem. Unlocking Africa’s huge...

  • June 2013
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  • Energy Transition
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  • English
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  • Burkina Faso, Cote D'Ivoire

L’Afrique et les énergies renouvelables : la voie vers la croissance durable

L’Agence internationale pour les énergies renouvelables (IRENA) vient de publier le rapport L’Afrique et les énergies renouvelables : la voie vers la croissance durable.

  • February 2013
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  • Energy Transition, Off-grid for Energy Access
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  • French
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  • Angola, Algeria

Africa's Renewable Future: the Path to Sustainable Growth

Africa is undergoing a sustained period of economic growth and transformation. Its population is growing rapidly, and its economies are developing and diversifying.

  • January 2013
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  • Energy Transition, Off-grid for Energy Access
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  • English, French
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  • Angola, Algeria