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Off-grid renewable energy statistics 2021

This publication presents statistics for the decade 2010-2019 in trilingual tables, covering off-grid power capacity, biogas production and numbers of people using off-grid power and biogas for cooking and lighting.

  • December 2021
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  • Energy Transition, Statistics
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  • English, French, Spanish

African Renewable Electricity Profiles for Energy Modelling Database: Hydropower

IRENA’s new spatiotemporal data atlas, AfREP-Hydro, covers all existing and several hundred committed, planned and potential future hydropower plants across Africa.

  • December 2021
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  • Energy Transition
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  • English

Community Energy Toolkit: Best practices for broadening the ownership of renewables

This white paper analyses 11 renewable energy initiatives from across the world, showcasing ways in which communities actively participate in energy decision making bringing socio-economic impacts to societies.

  • November 2021
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  • Energy Transition
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  • English

IRENA's Energy Transition Support to Strengthen Climate Action

This report highlights the work done during the NDCs review process, the support offered through its different work packages as well as facilitating Parties and countries with project developments, financing and investment.

  • November 2021
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  • Energy Transition, Climate Change
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  • English

Renewable Energy for Agri-food Systems

This joined IRENA-FAO report analyses the role of renewables in agri-food systems and opportunity they offer to advance energy and food security and contribute to the achievement of the SDGs and the Paris Agreement.

  • November 2021
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  • Energy Transition, Climate Change
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  • English

De-Risking Investments in North Macedonia

This report, developed by IRENA and UNDP under the Climate Promise cooperation framework, aims to support North Macedonia accelerate the implementation of its enhanced NDC.

  • October 2021
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  • Energy Transition, Heating & Cooling
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  • English

Renewable Energy and Jobs - Annual Review 2021

This Special Edition of the report on Labour and Policy Perspectives, in collaboration with the ILO, presents the status of employment in 2020 and discusses the policy framework required for a just transition.

  • October 2021
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  • Benefits, Policy
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  • English

A Pathway to Decarbonise the Shipping Sector by 2050

This report explores the options and actions needed to progress towards a decarbonised maritime shipping sector by 2050 identifying a realistic pathway to reach the 1.5°C climate goal.

  • October 2021
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  • Innovation, Energy Transition
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  • English

Sector Coupling in Facilitating Integration of Variable Renewable Energy in Cities

The report highlights the importance of sector coupling as a key source of flexibility that cities can explore to stabilise power grid operations when integrating high shares of variable renewable energy sources.

  • October 2021
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  • Transport, Power
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  • English
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  • China, Costa Rica

Renewables Readiness Assessment: Paraguay

This report examines Paraguay’s energy institutions and their governance, long-term energy planning practices, and the socio-economic benefits of promoting renewable and low-carbon technologies in the end-use sectors.

  • September 2021
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  • Energy Transition, Policy
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  • English, Spanish
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  • Paraguay