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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 in 2017-2018.

  • June 2019
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  • Policy
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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 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 talents to be fully utilised.  

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

Off-grid renewable energy solutions to expand electricity access: An opportunity not to be missed

This brief takes stock of the opportunity at hand – detailing the dynamism and the innovations in the off-grid renewable energy sector. Building on IRENA’s growing body of work on the topic, it highlights the latest trends and advances, including innovations in delivery and financing models.   

  • January 2019
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  • Off-grid for Energy Access, Finance & Investment
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  • English

Solar simulators: Application to developing cities

This report from IRENA examines the evolution of solar PV simulators, from single-rooftop assessments at the household level to large-scale, aggregate-level analyses undertaken by municipal authorities and other large entities.

  • January 2019
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  • Energy Transition, Policy
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  • English

Sustainable Rural Bioenergy Solutions in Sub-Saharan Africa: A collection of good practices

This collection aims to provide a reference for policy makers and practitioners working to scale up bioenergy in rural areas of sub-Saharan Africa. Energy, agriculture, forestry, environment, finance and business experts all seek for solutions to provide energy and also enhance food security, social welfare and environmental sustainability.

  • January 2019
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  • Benefits, Off-grid for Energy Access
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  • English
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  • Angola, Benin

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

NDCs update December 2018

Renewable energy in national climate action

Updates to IRENA’s 2017 analysis of the renewable energy components of NDCs

  • December 2018
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  • Climate Change, Policy
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  • English

Planification et perspectives pour les énergies renouvelables: Afrique de l’Ouest

Les énergies renouvelables à faible coût jouent un rôle de plus en plus important dans l’offre d’électricité en Afrique de l’Ouest. Ce rapport présente trois grands scénarios pour la croissance des énergies renouvelables dans les systèmes d’énergie de la région,...

  • November 2018
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  • Power, Energy Transition
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  • French, English
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  • Benin, Burkina Faso