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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

Renewable Energy Policies in a Time of Transition: Heating and Cooling

The transition to renewable-based, energy-efficient heating and cooling could follow several possible pathways. This report outlines the infrastructure and policies needed.

  • November 2020
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  • Policy, Heating & Cooling
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  • English

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

Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review 2020

IRENA’s annual jobs review confirms long-term growth trend; strong policy action essential to ensure continued employment expansion in the COVID-19 era.

  • September 2020
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  • Benefits, Policy
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  • English, Chinese, French, Arabic, German, Russian, Spanish, Portuguese

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, Climate Change
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  • English, Arabic, French, Chinese, German, Spanish

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