Transforming the energy system

The world needs USD 110 trillion worth of energy investments by 2050 for a climate-safe system. Currently planned fossil-fuel investments must be largely redirected into renewables, efficiency and other clean technologies.

  • September 2019
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  • Energy Transition, Climate Change
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  • English

Climate change and renewable energy

Japan, holding the G20 presidency in 2019, asked the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) for a report on the implications of the global energy transformation for climate and sustainability in a broad sense.

  • June 2019
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  • Climate Change, Policy
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  • English

Thailand power system flexibility assessment

A FlexTool study on Thailand's power system suggests cost-efficient investment options and provides a sensitivity analysis to find ways to reach high shares of renewables.   

  • May 2019
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  • Energy Transition
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  • English
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  • Thailand

Global energy transformation: A roadmap to 2050 (2019 edition)

Increased use of renewable energy, combined with intensified electrification, could prove decisive for the world to meet key climate goals by 2050.

  • April 2019
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  • Energy Transition, Climate Change
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  • English

Opportunities to accelerate national energy transitions through advanced deployment of renewables

While the shift to cleaner energy systems is evident across the Group of 20 (G20), it has specific features in each country. In every case, renewable energy plays a significant role.

  • November 2018
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  • Energy Transition, Off-grid for Energy Access
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  • English

Renewable Energy Outlook: Egypt

This study examines the policy, regulatory, financial and capacity-related challenges that the country has to address to meet targets for renewables to make up 42% of the country’s electricity mix by 2035.

  • October 2018
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  • Energy Transition
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  • English, Arabic
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  • Egypt

Innovation Priorities to Transform the Energy System: An overview for policy makers

This brief provides a high-level overview of priorities to accelerate technological and systemic innovation and highlights priorities for increased government action and international co-operation.  

  • May 2018
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  • Innovation
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  • English

GET 2018

Global Energy Transformation: A Roadmap to 2050 (2018 edition)

Renewable energy needs to be scaled up at least six times faster for the world to start meeting key decarbonisation and climate mitigation goals. Yet the envisaged energy transformation cannot happen by itself. This report identifies focus areas where policy and decision makers need to act.

  • April 2018
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  • Energy Transition, Benefits
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  • English, Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish

Renewable Energy Prospects for the European Union

This REmap study, prepared in co-operation with the European Commission,  identifies cost-effective renewable energy options for all EU Member States, spanning a wide range of sectors and technologies.

  • February 2018
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  • Energy Transition, Policy
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  • English, French

Water Use in India’s Power Generation: Impact of renewables and improved cooling technologies to 2030

This study analyses the prospective impact of renewable energy deployment, along with recently mandated changes to power plant cooling systems, on water use in India’s electricity sector.   

  • January 2018
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  • Heating & Cooling, Power
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  • English
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  • India