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Renewable energy auctions in Japan: Context, design and results

As Japan moves away from nuclear power plants, it has turned to renewables to diversify its energy mix. Auctions have emerged as a key policy tool for the transition.

  • January 2021
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  • Energy Transition, Policy
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  • English
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  • Japan

Green hydrogen cost reduction

Green hydrogen can help to cut emissions in energy-intensive, hard-to decarbonise sectors like steel, chemicals, long-haul transport, shipping and aviation. But electrolyser costs must be cut to make it economical.

  • December 2020
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  • Energy Transition
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  • English

Renewables Readiness Assessment: El Salvador

As El Salvador continues developing, renewables can stimulate local commerce and industry, help reduce electricity tariffs and improve people’s welfare.

  • December 2020
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  • Energy Transition
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  • English
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  • El Salvador

Renewable energy and climate pledges: Five years after the Paris Agreement

Renewable energy targets can reinforce Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), providing a key element for countries to pursue more ambitious climate pledges under the Paris Agreement.

  • December 2020
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  • Energy Transition
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  • English

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, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Russian, Spanish, Portuguese

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

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

Recycle: Bioenergy

Sustainable bioenergy could even out solar and wind variability and replace fossil fuels for industry, transport and buildings.

  • September 2020
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  • Energy Transition, Transport
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  • English
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  • Saudi Arabia

Reduce: Non-bio renewables

G20 countries can work together to step up renewable energy development and drive an accelerated global energy transition.

  • September 2020
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  • Climate Change, Benefits
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  • English