People, Planet and Prosperity

This booklet outlines why accelerating the uptake of renewable energy is key to a climate-safe future. 

  • July 2019
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  • Benefits, Energy Transition
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  • English

Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review 2019

The sixth edition of the series highlights employment trends in renewables worldwide, noting increasing diversification of the supply chain.      

  • June 2019
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  • Benefits
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  • English

Solid Biomass Supply for Heat and Power: Technology Brief

This technology brief from IRENA examines the multi-dimensional logistical challenges of establishing a steady supply chain for solid biomass.

  • February 2019
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  • Power, Benefits
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  • English
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  • Japan, Netherlands

Accelerating geothermal heat adoption in the agri-food sector: Key lessons and recommendations

This publication aims to increase awareness, share experiences and lessons, and provide recommendations for expanding geothermal heat use in the agri-food sector. The analysis in this document suggests the following six broad critical factors.

  • January 2019
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  • Off-grid for Energy Access, Energy Transition
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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

Renewable Energy Benefits: Leveraging local capacity for offshore wind

Offshore wind projects create ample opportunities for local value creation. This report examines how income and jobs can be maximised by leveraging existing economic activities and building upon domestic supply chains.

  • May 2018
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  • Benefits
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  • English

Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review 2018

Renewable energy jobs grew 5.3% in 2017, with the total surpassing 10 million worldwide. IRENA's annual review presents the status of employment by technology and in selected countries.

  • May 2018
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  • Benefits
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  • English

GET 2018

Global Energy Transformation: A Roadmap to 2050 (2018 edition)

Renewable energy needs to be scaled up at least six times faster for the world to start meeting key decarbonisation and climate mitigation goals. Yet the envisaged energy transformation cannot happen by itself. This report identifies focus areas where policy and decision makers need to act.

  • April 2018
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  • Energy Transition, Benefits
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  • English

Biogas for Domestic Cooking: Technology brief

This technology brief provides technical background information, analyses market potential and barriers, and offers insights for policy makers on biogas for domestic cooking.   

  • December 2017
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  • Benefits, Innovation
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  • English