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Green hydrogen cost reduction

Green hydrogen can help to cut emissions in energy-intensive, hard-to decarbonise sectors like steel, chemicals, long-haul transport, shipping and aviation. But electrolyser costs must be cut to make it economical.

  • December 2020
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  • Energy Transition
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  • English

Renewables Readiness Assessment: El Salvador

As El Salvador continues developing, renewables can stimulate local commerce and industry, help reduce electricity tariffs and improve people’s welfare.

  • December 2020
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  • Energy Transition
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  • English, Spanish
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  • El Salvador

Stimulating investment in community energy: Broadening the ownership of renewables

This white paper, developed by the IRENA Coalition for Action, showcases policy measures and financing mechanisms that reflect best practices in community energy and offers recommendations to governments and financial institutions on how to accelerate its development.

  • December 2020
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  • Benefits, Energy Transition
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  • English

Renewable energy and climate pledges: Five years after the Paris Agreement

Renewable energy targets can reinforce Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), providing a key element for countries to pursue more ambitious climate pledges under the Paris Agreement.

  • December 2020
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  • Energy Transition
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  • English

Quality infrastructure for smart mini-grids

Market expansion for renewable mini-grids depends on establishing trustworthy quality infrastructure (QI). Smart technologies to integrate solar and wind power require international and national QI.

  • December 2020
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  • Innovation
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  • English

Innovation Outlook: Ocean Energy Technologies

Oceans contain enormous untapped renewable energy potential, theoretically equivalent to more than double the world's current electricity demand.

  • December 2020
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  • Innovation
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  • English

Fostering a blue economy: Offshore renewable energy

Offshore renewable energy – including offshore wind and solar power, as well as emerging ocean energy technologies – could support sustainable long-term development and drive a vibrant blue economy. 

  • December 2020
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  • Energy Transition, Innovation
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  • English, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Russian, Spanish, Portuguese

Renewable Energy Policies in a Time of Transition: Heating and Cooling

The transition to renewable-based, energy-efficient heating and cooling could follow several possible pathways. This report outlines the infrastructure and policies needed.

  • November 2020
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  • Policy, Heating & Cooling
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  • English

Innovation outlook: Thermal energy storage

Thermal energy storage (TES) can help to integrate high shares of renewable energy in power generation, industry and buildings. This outlook identifies priorities for research and development.

  • November 2020
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  • Innovation
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  • English, Chinese

Green hydrogen: A guide to policy making

Renewable-based “green” hydrogen will be crucial to achieve net-zero emissions. This report offers guidelines on how to kickstart it at national and regional levels.

  • November 2020
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  • Policy, Energy Transition
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  • English, Chinese