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Sustainable harvest: Bioenergy potential from agroforestry and nitrogen-fixing wood crops in Africa

This study aims to estimate the potential for sustainable bioenergy production in Africa through such systems, based on the evaluation of yields for 15 short-rotation woody crops.

  • January 2019
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  • Energy Transition
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  • English
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  • Algeria, Angola

Sustainable Rural Bioenergy Solutions in Sub-Saharan Africa: A collection of good practices

This collection aims to provide a reference for policy makers and practitioners working to scale up bioenergy in rural areas of sub-Saharan Africa. Energy, agriculture, forestry, environment, finance and business experts all seek for solutions to provide energy and also enhance food security, social welfare and environmental sustainability.

  • January 2019
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  • Benefits, Off-grid for Energy Access
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  • English
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  • Angola, Benin

Measurement and estimation of off-grid solar, hydro and biogas energy

This report explains how IRENA approached the challenges of data collection to produce the estimates of off-grid energy production and use. An overview of the data collected and detailed tables are provided.

  • December 2018
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  • Statistics, Off-grid for Energy Access
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  • English

Scaling up renewables in cities: Opportunities for municipal governments

Case studies prepared by IRENA in collaboration with ICLEI (Local Governments for Sustainability) and the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) review crucial aspects of the urban energy transition.

  • December 2018
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  • Benefits, Transport
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  • English
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  • Argentina, Australia

Renewable power costs update December 2018

Renewable Power: Climate-safe energy competes on cost alone

The cost of electricity from renewable energy technologies has fallen steadily, and in some cases dramatically, in recent years.

  • December 2018
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  • Costs
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  • English

NDCs update December 2018

Renewable energy in national climate action

Updates to IRENA’s 2017 analysis of the renewable energy components of NDCs

  • December 2018
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  • Climate Change, Policy
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  • English

Evaluación de la Flexibilidad del Sistema Eléctrico de Panamá

Panamá ha colaborado con la Agencia Internacional de Energías Renovables (IRENA) para llevar acabo un análisis de flexibilidad del sistema eléctrico. El estudio con la herramienta FlexTool de IRENA para este país considera las implicaciones de una alta penetración de energía solar y eólica, o energía renovable...

  • December 2018
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  • Energy Transition
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  • Spanish
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  • Panama

Planning and prospects for renewable power: West Africa

Low-cost renewable energy, especially from solar photovoltaic (PV) installations, has become an increasingly important part of West Africa’s electricity supply. This report outlines three broad scenarios for the growth of renewables in the region’s power systems, particularly in relation to key national and regional targets.

  • November 2018
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  • Power
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  • English, French
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  • Benin, Cote D'Ivoire

Planification et perspectives pour les énergies renouvelables: Afrique de l’Ouest

Les énergies renouvelables à faible coût jouent un rôle de plus en plus important dans l’offre d’électricité en Afrique de l’Ouest. Ce rapport présente trois grands scénarios pour la croissance des énergies renouvelables dans les systèmes d’énergie de la région,...

  • November 2018
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  • Power
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  • French, English

Opportunities to accelerate national energy transitions through advanced deployment of renewables

While the shift to cleaner energy systems is evident across the Group of 20 (G20), it has specific features in each country. In every case, renewable energy plays a significant role.

  • November 2018
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  • Energy Transition, Off-grid for Energy Access
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  • English