World Energy Transitions Outlook: 1.5°C Pathway

This report outlines a pathway for the world to achieve the Paris Agreement goals and halt the pace of climate change by transforming the global energy landscape.

  • June 2021
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  • Energy Transition, Climate Change
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  • English, Chinese, French, Russian, Portuguese, Spanish, Arabic, German, Japanese, Italian

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, Japanese

Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review 2020

IRENA’s annual jobs review confirms long-term growth trend; strong policy action essential to ensure continued employment expansion in the COVID-19 era.

  • September 2020
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  • Benefits, Policy
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  • English, Chinese, French, Arabic, German, Russian, Spanish, Portuguese

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

Global Renewables Outlook: Energy transformation 2050

This outlook highlights climate-safe investment options until 2050, policies for transition and specific regional challenges. It also explores options to eventually cut emissions to zero.

  • April 2020
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  • Energy Transition, Climate Change
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  • English, Arabic, French, Chinese, German, Japanese, Russian, Spanish

Hydrogen: A renewable energy perspective

This paper examines the potential of hydrogen fuel for hard-to-decarbonise energy uses, including aviation, shipping and other. But the decarbonisation impact depends on how hydrogen is produced.

  • September 2019
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  • Energy Transition, Transport
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  • English, Japanese

Transforming the energy system

The world needs USD 110 trillion worth of energy investments by 2050 for a climate-safe system. Currently planned fossil-fuel investments must be largely redirected into renewables, efficiency and other clean technologies.

  • September 2019
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  • Energy Transition, Climate Change
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  • English, Arabic, Chinese, French, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

人類 地球 繁栄

このパンフレットは、再生可能エネルギー利用の加速化が気候の安定した将来を実現する上でなぜ重要であるかについて、分かりやすく説明したものです。

  • July 2019
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  • Energy Transition, Benefits
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  • English, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Russian, Spanish, Portuguese

A New World: The Geopolitics of the Energy Transformation

This Commission Report analyses the geopolitical implications of the accelerating global shift to renewables. It is the culmination of deliberations by the Global Commission on the Geopolitics of Energy Transformation. 

  • January 2019
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  • Energy Transition
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  • English, Chinese, Japanese

Hydrogen from renewable power: Technology outlook for the energy transition

As the world strives to cut carbon emissions, electric power from renewables has emerged as a vital energy source.  Fuel needs for transport and industry, meanwhile, could be met with renewable-based hydrogen.

  • September 2018
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  • Energy Transition, Transport
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  • English, Japanese, Chinese