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The Renewable Energy Transition in Africa

This report explores how African countries can achieve universal energy access within the 2030 Agenda timeframe. Also, explores transformational potential of the electricity sector in five Africa countries.

  • March 2021
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  • Off-grid for Energy Access, Energy Transition
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  • English, French, German

Renewable energy auctions in Colombia: Context, design and results

This report analyses changes in design between the two auctions in Colombia, as well as their price outcomes and the factors affecting those prices.

  • March 2021
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  • Policy, Energy Transition
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  • English
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  • Colombia

Antigua and Barbuda: Renewable Energy Roadmap

The Roadmap charts a path for the Government of Antigua and Barbuda, providing options for achieving a 100% renewable energy share in both the power and transport sectors.

  • March 2021
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  • Energy Transition, Policy
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  • English
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  • Antigua and Barbuda

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

Companies in transition towards 100% renewable energy: Focus on heating and cooling

This white paper, developed by the IRENA Coalition for Action, discusses how companies can increase the share of renewable energy in their heating and cooling operations.

  • February 2021
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  • Energy Transition, Policy
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  • English

Oil companies and the energy transition

This paper analyses the strategies of seven international oil companies (IOCs) in the context of energy transition.

  • February 2021
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  • Energy Transition
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  • English

Innovation Outlook: Renewable Methanol

Methanol is essential for the chemical industry. Largely produced from fossil fuels, it can be made from sustainable, renewable-based energy sources.

  • January 2021
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  • English, Chinese

Renewable energy auctions in Japan: Context, design and results

As Japan moves away from nuclear power plants, it has turned to renewables to diversify its energy mix. Auctions have emerged as a key policy tool for the transition.

  • January 2021
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  • Energy Transition, Policy
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  • English
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  • Japan

Off-grid renewable energy statistics 2020

This publication presents statistics for the decade 2009-2018 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 2020
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  • Energy Transition, Statistics
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  • English

Country papers: Scaling up renewables investment in high-potential markets

This series of papers, developed by the IRENA Coalition for Action, provides country-specific recommendations on how to enable the scaling up of renewable energy investments in high-potential markets.

  • December 2020
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  • Finance & Investment, Policy
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  • English