Monthly Archives: April 2021

Green hydrogen: A guide to policy making

Green hydrogen is an energy carrier that can be used in many different applications. However, its actual use is still very limited. Each year around 120 million tonnes of hydrogen are produced globally, of which two-thirds are pure hydrogen and … Continue reading

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Oil companies and the energy transition

Climate change has become one of the greatest threats of this century to the environment, as well as to global security including health, wealth and political stability. Over the past decade, energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2 )emissions have increased 1% annually … Continue reading

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Antigua and Barbuda: Renewable Energy Roadmap

INTRODUCTION TO THE ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA ROADMAP Roadmap objectiveLocated between the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, Antigua and Barbuda is an island nation consisting of two land masses with a total area of 443 square kilometres. Apart from the … Continue reading

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Digitalisation & solar in emerging markets

DIGITAL SOLAR ENABLING ACCESS TO ENERGY IN OFF-GRID AND UNRELIABLE GRID CONTEXTS Around one billion people – mostly concentrated in South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa – still live without access to electricity, and for hundreds of millions more, the electricity … Continue reading

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Electric vehicles Setting a course for 2030

Introduction Before the COVID-19 pandemic shook up the automotive industry – along with every other industry – electric vehicles were moving steadily into the spotlight. The combined annual sales of battery electric vehicles and plug-inhybrid electric vehicles tipped over the … Continue reading

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The Renewable Energy Transition in Africa

IntroductionOver the coming decades, the countries on the African conti-nent have the opportunity to address two fundamental energy challenges. First, they can achieve universal access to affor-dable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy services by 2030, as set out in the … Continue reading

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Renewables Readiness Assessment: Albania

INTRODUCTION COUNTRY OVERVIEW The Republic of Albania is a coastal country in South East Europe, bordering Montenegro and Kosovo* to the north, North Macedonia to the east, Greece to the south, and the Adriatic and Ionian Seas to the west. … Continue reading

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Planning and prospects for renewable power: Eastern and Southern Africa

INTRODUCTION Southern and Eastern Africa are endowed with extensive untapped renewable resources. With rapidly declining costs and increasing policy support, solar PV and onshore wind generation technologies have, in recent years, established strong business cases and begun taking off at … Continue reading

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System Operation: Innovation Landscape Briefs

DESCRIPTION Traditionally, electric power systems have been centralised structures organised into generation, transmission and distribution, placing customers at the end of the supply chain. This is a unidirectional structure where electricity generated by large power plants is transported via transmission … Continue reading

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Post-COVID recovery: An agenda for resilience, development and equality

COVID-19 AND ITS IMPACT ON THE GLOBAL ENERGY LANDSCAPE Because of the lockdowns needed to slow the spread of the virus, the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted production and supply chains and slashed the demand for a wide range of goods … Continue reading

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