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

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

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

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, Spanish

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

人类, 星球和繁荣

本手册主要概述为什么加速可再生能源的增长是对于未来气候安全的关键所在。

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

Innovation landscape for a renewable-powered future

This report maps and categorises innovative solutions to integrate renewables. It brings together insights on key innovations to facilitate higher shares of solar and wind in the power sector.

  • February 2019
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  • Innovation, Power
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  • English, French, Spanish, Chinese

Renewable Energy: A Gender Perspective

This report examines the question of gender equity throughout sector. Building on a ground-breaking survey, it finds that much remains to be done to boost women’s participation and allow talents to be fully utilised.  

  • January 2019
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  • Policy, Energy Transition
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  • English, Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish