Renewable Energy Benefits: Leveraging Local Capacity for Solar Water Heaters

This report aims to expand policy makers’ understanding of the steps needed to develop a local market for solar water heaters, and the existing capabilities that can be leveraged to do so. The report also highlights opportunities to create local value by setting up a domestic industry around solar water heaters.

  • July 2021
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  • Benefits, Heating & Cooling
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  • English

Renewable Energy Policies for Cities: Buildings

Renewable Energy Policies for Cities: Buildings is one of a series of three briefs intended to help policy makers accelerate efforts to create sustainable cities powered by renewable energy.

  • May 2021
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  • Policy, Energy Transition
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  • English

Renewable Energy Policies for Cities

The report outlines ways in which cities can catalyse the shift to a low-carbon future, in turn supporting regional and national governments with the achievement of sustainable energy targets.

  • May 2021
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  • Energy Transition, Policy
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  • English
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  • China, Costa Rica

Renewable Energy Policies for Cities: Power Sector

Renewable Energy Policies for Cities: Power Sector is one of several briefs intended to help policy makers accelerate efforts to create sustainable cities powered by renewable energy. The series includes briefs focused on the transport and buildings sectors, and this one, on power.

  • May 2021
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  • Energy Transition, Transport
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  • English, Spanish

Integrating low-temperature renewables in district energy systems: Guidelines for policy makers

This guidebook provides information for policy makers and examples of available tools and solutions to facilitate the use of low-temperature renewable heat sources in new and existing district energy systems.

  • March 2021
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  • Heating & Cooling, Policy
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  • English

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

Rise of renewables in cities

Cities have emerged as a key focus of global climate mitigation and adaptation strategies. This report highlights resource potential, targets, technology options and planning priorities.

  • October 2020
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  • Energy Transition, Heating & Cooling
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  • English, Chinese, Spanish

Electrification with Renewables

This first-of-its-kind analysis, undertaken jointly by IRENA and the State Grid Corporation of China, reflects findings from their forthcoming “Electrification with Renewables” scoping study.

  • January 2019
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  • Innovation, Transport
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  • English

Renewable Energy Policies in a Time of Transition

This report, prepared jointly by IRENA, the IEA and REN21, identifies key barriers and highlights policy options to boost renewable energy deployment.

  • April 2018
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  • Policy, Heating & Cooling
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  • English

Bioenergy from Finnish forests: Sustainable, efficient, modern use of wood

This study describes Finland's approach to sustainable biomass supply based on forest wood resources, offering insights to other countries on how to develop forest bioenergy.

  • March 2018
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  • Power, Heating & Cooling
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  • English
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  • Finland