Renewable Energy Market Analysis: GCC 2019

This report from IRENA explores the prospects for renewables to diversify both national economies and the combined GCC energy mix, while also helping the region meet climate commitments and contribute to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.  

  • January 2019
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  • Energy Transition, Policy
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  • English
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  • Bahrain, Kuwait

Renewable Energy: A Gender Perspective

This report examines the question of gender equity throughout sector. Building on a ground-breaking survey, it finds that much remains to be done to boost women’s participation and allow their talents to be fully utilised.  

  • January 2019
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  • Policy, Energy Transition
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  • English

A New World: The Geopolitics of the Energy Transformation

This Report analyzes the geopolitical implications of the global energy transformation driven by renewables. It is the culmination of ten months’ deliberations by the Global Commission on the Geopolitics of Energy Transformation. 

  • January 2019
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  • Energy Transition
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  • English

Accelerating geothermal heat adoption in the agri-food sector: Key lessons and recommendations

This publication aims to increase awareness, share experiences and lessons, and provide recommendations for expanding geothermal heat use in the agri-food sector. The analysis in this document suggests the following six broad critical factors.

  • January 2019
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  • Off-grid for Energy Access, Energy Transition
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  • English

Scaling up renewables in cities: Opportunities for municipal governments

Case studies prepared by IRENA in collaboration with ICLEI (Local Governments for Sustainability) and the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) review crucial aspects of the urban energy transition.

  • December 2018
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  • Benefits, Transport
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  • English
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  • Argentina, Australia

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

Power system flexibility for the energy transition

This report outlines a planning approach to boost flexibility, specifically to accommodate the largest possible shares of variable renewable (solar and wind) energy sources. 

  • November 2018
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  • Power, Energy Transition
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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

Evaluating renewable energy manufacturing potential in the Arab region: Jordan, Lebanon, United Arab Emirates

This study assesses the potential for manufacturing renewable energy components and examines each country’s supply chain, existing industrial structure and export opportunities for technology components in each sector.

  • October 2018
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  • Energy Transition
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  • English
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  • Jordan, United Arab Emirates

Offshore innovation widens renewable energy options

Data and research confirm rapid capacity growth, cost and performance improvements, increasing technological sophistication and the need for standardisation to expand offshore wind and ocean energy.

  • September 2018
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  • Energy Transition, Policy
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  • English