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Solutions to integrate high shares of variable renewable energy

Japan, holding the G20 presidency in 2019, asked the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) for a status and outlook report on these variable renewable energy (VRE) sources.  IRENA has engaged with successive G20 presidencies since 2015 on a toolkit for renewable energy deployment.

  • June 2019
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  • Energy Transition
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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

Sugarcane bioenergy in Southern Africa: Economic potential for sustainable scale-up

This study reviews the bioenergy potential from sugarcane and associated development costs in seven sugar-producing countries in the Southern African Development Community (SADC), aiming to provide a foundation for more detailed country-level studies exploring practical potential.

  • March 2019
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  • Power, Costs
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  • English

Bioenergy from boreal forests: Swedish approach to sustainable wood use

Active forest management has helped to boost bioenergy resources. Swedish experience offers valuable lessons for emerging markets.

  • March 2019
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  • Energy Transition, Climate Change
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  • English
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  • Sweden

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

Renewables Readiness Assessment Republic of Moldova

The Republic of Moldova has vast renewable energy potential that remains largely untapped. Greater use of renewables would reduce costly fuel imports and boost the country’s economic development.

  • February 2019
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  • Energy Transition
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  • English
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  • Republic of Moldova