Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review 2017

This report presents the status of renewable energy employment, both by technology and in selected countries, over the past year. In this fourth edition, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) finds that renewable energy employed 9.8 million people around the world in 2016 – a 1.1% increase over 2015. 

  • May 2017
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  • Benefits, Policy
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  • English

Renewables Readiness Assessment: The Philippines

Like many countries in South East Asia, the Philippines faces twin challenges of population growth and rising energy demand. Dependent on imports for nearly half its primary energy supply, the country is highly exposed to oil price volatility. Frequent tropical storms, meanwhile, adversely impact its energy infrastructure.

  • March 2017
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  • Energy Transition, Policy
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  • English
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  • Philippines

Renewable Capacity Statistics 2017

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) produces comprehensive renewable energy statistics on a range of topics. This publication presents renewable power generation capacity statistics for the last decade (2007-2016) in trilingual tables.

  • March 2017
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  • Statistics
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  • English, French, Spanish

A Path to Prosperity: Renewable Energy for Islands, 3rd Edition

This report highlights the role of islands in global efforts against climate change. It highlights transitions to renewables in the power, including planning and implementation, enabling business models and transition tools.

  • November 2016
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  • English

Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review 2015

Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review presents the status of renewable energy employment, both by technology and in selected countries, over the past year. In this second edition, IRENA estimates that renewable energy employed 7.7 million people, directly or indirectly, around the world in 2014 (excluding large hydropower).

  • May 2015
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  • Benefits, Policy
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  • English

Renewable Energy Prospects: Mexico

Mexico has a large and diverse renewable energy resource base. Given the right mix of policies, the country could attract large-scale investments to diversify its energy supply, with the potential to increase the share of modern renewables in total final energy consumption to 21% by 2030, up from 4.4% in 2010.

  • May 2015
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  • English
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  • Mexico

Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion: Technology Brief

This brief examines ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC) technologies, one of the key methods for tapping renewable energy from the world’s oceans.

  • November 2014
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  • Innovation
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  • English

Tidal Energy: Technology brief

This brief examines tidal energy technologies, one of the key methods for tapping renewable energy from the world’s oceans.

  • November 2014
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  • Innovation
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  • English

Salinity Gradient Energy: Technology brief

This brief examines salinity gradient energy technologies, one of the key methods for tapping renewable energy from the world’s oceans.

  • November 2014
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  • Innovation
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  • English

Wave Energy: Technology brief

This brief examines wave energy technologies, one of the key methods for tapping renewable energy from the world’s oceans.

  • November 2014
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  • Innovation
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  • English