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Post-COVID recovery: An agenda for resilience, development and equality

Energy transition investments in the wake of COVID-19 can pave the way for equitable, inclusive and resilient economies.

  • June 2020
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  • Energy Transition, Policy
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  • English

Tracking SDG 7: The Energy Progress Report (2020)

This joint tracking report provides the most comprehensive look available at the world’s progress towards global energy targets on access to electricity, clean cooking, renewable energy and energy efficiency.

  • May 2020
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  • Off-grid for Energy Access, Energy Transition
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  • English

Energy subsidies: Evolution in the global energy transformation to 2050

The energy sector lacks a standard definition of subsidies. This paper contributes to research on how subsidies are calculated – for fossil-fuels, renewables and the sector as a whole.

  • April 2020
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  • Costs, Policy
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  • English

Global Renewables Outlook: Energy transformation 2050

This outlook highlights climate-safe investment options until 2050, policies for transition and specific regional challenges. It also explores options to eventually cut emissions to zero.

  • April 2020
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  • Energy Transition, Policy
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  • English, Arabic, French, Chinese, German, Spanish

Power sector planning in Arab countries: Incorporating variable renewables

This report builds on input from a regional long-term planning workshop to address the challenges of scaling up solar and wind power in Arab countries.

  • January 2020
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  • Power, Energy Transition
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  • English
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  • Algeria, Bahrain

10 Years: Progress to Action

IRENA's 10th Assembly booklet charts global advances over the past decade and calls for a new Decade of Action on renewables. Comparative graphs and data illuminate the road ahead.

  • January 2020
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  • Energy Transition, Finance & Investment
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  • English

Advancing renewables in developing countries

This report reviews the progress of innovative projects supported by IRENA/ADFD Project Facility, a partnership to expand renewable energy access in developing countries and fulfil Sustainable Development Goals.

  • January 2020
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  • Benefits, Energy Transition
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  • English

Innovative solutions for 100% renewable power in Sweden

This study highlights key pilot projects, showcases innovative solutions and provides insights based on Sweden’s experience with the transition to 100% renewable power.

  • January 2020
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  • Innovation, Energy Transition
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  • English
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  • Sweden

Renewables Readiness Assessment: Republic of Azerbaijan

As Azerbaijan seeks to diversify its economy, a renewable-based energy system would offer socio-economic benefits, introduce innovative technologies, and provide viable low-carbon solutions.

  • December 2019
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  • Energy Transition
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  • English
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  • Azerbaijan

Demand-side flexibility for power sector transformation

Power systems need to be increasingly flexible to accommodate rising solar and wind shares. This brief examines the uses of demand-side flexibility, outlines solutions to achieve these, and highlights examples in actual power systems.

  • December 2019
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  • Energy Transition
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  • English

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