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Reaching Zero with Renewables

Energy emissions from industry and transport could be cut to zero by 2060 with pro-active policies and investments. Renewables will be crucial.

  • September 2020
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  • Climate Change, Energy Transition
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  • English

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

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

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.

  • March 2020
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  • Policy, Finance & Investment
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  • English
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  • Azerbaijan

Renewable energy auctions: Status and trends beyond price

As the renewable energy sector matures, policies must be adapted to reflect changing market conditions. This brief outlines the latest research on auctions, with a focus on market developments since 2017.

  • December 2019
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  • Policy
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  • English

NDCs in 2020

The brief, released at the global climate meeting COP25, underlines the opportunity to address the climate threat, decarbonise energy use and simultaneously achieve multiple Sustainable Development Goals.

  • December 2019
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  • Climate Change, Finance & Investment
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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

Renewable Energy Market Analysis: GCC 2019

This report explores the prospects for renewables to diversify national economies and the combined GCC energy mix, while helping the region meet climate goals.  

  • 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 talents to be fully utilised.  

  • January 2019
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  • Policy, Energy Transition
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  • English, Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish