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Climate change and renewable energy

Japan, holding the G20 presidency in 2019, asked the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) for a report on the implications of the global energy transformation for climate and sustainability in a broad sense.

  • June 2019
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  • Climate Change, Policy
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  • English

Market Design: Innovation Landscape briefs

These briefs highlight innovations in market design to support large-scale use of solar and wind power. Building on a wider Innovation Landscape study, the set covers net billing, time-of-use tariffs, integration of distributed energy resources, increased time and space granularity and other innovative measures.    

  • June 2019
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  • Innovation
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  • English

Solutions to integrate high shares of variable renewable energy

This report examines ways for G20 countries to decarbonise their electricity systems by integrating high shares of solar and wind power.

  • June 2019
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  • 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

Renewable Power Generation Costs in 2018

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.

  • May 2019
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  • Costs, Power
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  • English

Long-term energy scenarios: First-year campaign findings

A collaborative campaign, launched at the 9th Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) in May 2018 and co-ordinated by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), calls for wider adoption and improved use of model-based LTES. This brochure highlights findings from the first-year of the LTES campaign.

  • May 2019
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  • Energy Transition
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  • English

Tracking SDG7: The Energy Progress Report (2019)

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 2019
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  • Energy Transition
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  • English

Innovation Outlook: Smart charging for electric vehicles

This outlook shows how through smart charging EV batteries can help to integrate high shares of solar and wind power into existing grids, as battery storage capacity helps to even out the variability of these sources.

  • May 2019
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  • Transport, Innovation
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  • English

Thailand power system flexibility assessment

A FlexTool study on Thailand's power system suggests cost-efficient investment options and provides a sensitivity analysis to find ways to reach high shares of renewables.   

  • May 2019
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  • Energy Transition
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  • English
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  • Thailand

Global energy transformation: A roadmap to 2050 (2019 edition)

Increased use of renewable energy, combined with intensified electrification, could prove decisive for the world to meet key climate goals by 2050.

  • April 2019
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  • Energy Transition, Climate Change
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  • English