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Reaching Zero with Renewables

Energy emissions from industry and transport could be cut to zero by 2060 with pro-active policies and investments. Renewables will be crucial.

  • September 2020
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  • Climate Change, Energy Transition
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  • English

Scenarios for the Energy Transition: Global experience and best practices

Scenario modelling has become an essential tool to lay the groundwork for clean, reliable, sustainable future energy systems.

  • September 2020
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  • Energy Transition
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  • English

Measuring the socio-economics of transition: Focus on jobs

Well-crafted deployment, integrating and enabling policies could create millions of new jobs. This report outlines the evolving global and regional distribution of energy employment.

  • August 2020
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  • Benefits, Energy Transition
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  • English

System Operation: Innovation Landscape Briefs

These briefs highlight ground-breaking ways to use distributed energy resources, accommodate uncertainty and reduce the need for grid reinforcement with rising shares of solar and wind power.

  • July 2020
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  • Innovation
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  • English

Business Models: Innovation Landscape Briefs

These briefs highlight business models that enhance system flexibility, empower consumers, boost solar and wind supply and incentivise rapid integration

  • July 2020
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  • Innovation
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  • English

Renewable energy statistics 2020

This statistical publication presents renewable power generation capacity statistics for the for the last decade (2010-2019).

  • July 2020
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  • Statistics
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  • English, French, Spanish

Renewable Energy Outlook: Lebanon

This study examines the policy, regulatory, financial and capacity-related challenges to overcome in pursuing Lebanon's energy transition plans.

  • June 2020
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  • English

Post-COVID recovery: An agenda for resilience, development and equality

Energy transition investments in the wake of COVID-19 can pave the way for equitable, inclusive and resilient economies.

  • June 2020
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  • Energy Transition, Policy
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  • English

Renewable Power Generation Costs in 2019

IRENA’s latest global cost study shows solar and wind power reaching new price lows. The report highlights cost trends for all major renewable electricity sources.

  • June 2020
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  • Costs, Power
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  • English, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Spanish

Tracking SDG 7: The Energy Progress Report (2020)

This joint tracking report provides the most comprehensive look available at the world’s progress towards global energy targets on access to electricity, clean cooking, renewable energy and energy efficiency.

  • May 2020
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  • Off-grid for Energy Access, Energy Transition
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  • English