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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

Global Landscape of Renewable Energy Finance 2020

Global investments in renewables must grow faster to meet climate goals. This report provides recommendations to scale up investment and mobilise capital.

  • November 2020
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  • Finance & Investment
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  • English

Mobilising institutional capital for renewable energy

Pension funds, insurers, sovereign wealth funds and other institutional investors represent an enormous global capital pool that could be harnessed for the energy transition.       

  • November 2020
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  • Finance & Investment
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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

Innovation Toolbox

This interactive Innovation Toolbox offers 30 innovations that can be mixed and matched as needed. The Toolbox outlines 11 solutions as examples of how to achieve system-wide synergies.

  • October 2020
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  • Innovation, Power
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  • English

IRENA/ADFD Project Facility: Lessons from the selection process

Seven annual cycles of the IRENA/ADFD Project Facility provide valuable lessons for initiatives to scale up renewables in developing countries.

  • October 2020
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  • English

Renewable Energy Prospects for Central and South-Eastern Europe Energy Connectivity (CESEC)

Renewables could meet more than one-third of energy demand across Central and South-Eastern Europe cost effectively by 2030 with key decisions taken now.

  • October 2020
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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

Recycle: Bioenergy

Sustainable bioenergy could even out solar and wind variability and replace fossil fuels for industry, transport and buildings.

  • September 2020
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  • Energy Transition, Transport
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  • English
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  • Saudi Arabia

Reduce: Non-bio renewables

G20 countries can work together to step up renewable energy development and drive an accelerated global energy transition.

  • September 2020
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  • Climate Change, Benefits
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  • English