Category Archives: China

Global Market Outlook For Solar Power 2021 – 2025

Global solar market In 2020, a year the world suffered from a severe health and economic crisis, solar was again the power generating technology with the highest net installed capacity, with a 39% share of all new installations for the … Continue reading

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RENEWABLE POWER GENERATION COSTS IN 2020

FOREWORD Renewables are becoming more and more competitive in the energy landscape. The data from the IRENA Renewable Cost Database shows cost declines continued in 2020, with the cost of electricity from utility-scale solar photovoltaics (PV) falling 7% year-on-year, offshore … Continue reading

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BIOJET FUELS

INTRODUCTION Tackling climate changeAlthough we have made progress in decarbonising many aspects of the world’s energy matrix, with solar, wind and hydro all adding to “green” electricity generation, longdistance transport has proven much more difficult to decarbonise. Increasing electrification of … Continue reading

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OFFSHORE RENEWABLES An action agenda for deployment A CONTRIBUTION TO THE G20 PRESIDENCY

INTRODUCTION KEY DRIVERS OF OFFSHORE RENEWABLE DEVELOPMENTClimate change is one of the greatest threats of this century and is already affecting many regions around the globe. Such impacts are driven by rising GHG emissions, especially from the energy sector, which … Continue reading

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RENEWABLE ENERGY BENEFITS LEVERAGING LOCAL CAPACITY FOR SOLAR WATER HEATERS

INTRODUCTIONA large number of stakeholders were interviewed and/or responded to questionnaires regarding the requirements for developing local capacity around solar water heaters. These included project developers, component manufacturers, service providers, energy authorities and representatives of national and global associations dedicated … Continue reading

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Renewable Energy and Jobs Annual Review 2021

RENEWABLE ENERGY JOBS: MAIN FINDINGS The renewable energy sector employed 12 million people, directly and indirectly, in 2020.1 The number has continued to grow worldwide over the past decade. The solar photovoltaic (PV), bioenergy, hydropower and wind power industries have … Continue reading

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A pathway to DECARBONISE THE SHIPPING SECTOR By 2050

Market dynamics and energy demandRising energy demand is a key issue for the shipping sector, with increasing trade leading to increasing demand. Factors such as global gross domestic product (GDP), as well as trade and manufacturing sector activity have been … Continue reading

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SECTOR COUPLING IN FACILITATING INTEGRATION OF VARIABLE RENEWABLE ENERGY IN CITIES

INTRODUCTION The importance of cities in shaping global climate action Cities are a key driver of global economic growth, which over the past half century has been powered primarily by fossil fuels (coal, oil and natural gas), as illustrated in … Continue reading

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NDCs AND RENEWABLE ENERGY TARGETS IN 2021: Are we on the right path to a climate-safe future?

Introduction Since the historic signing of the Paris Climate Change Agreement in 2015, nearly all countries have committed to limiting the increase in the average global temperature to well below 2 degrees Celsius (°C) this century compared to pre-industrial levels, … Continue reading

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Geopolitics of the Energy Transformation The Hydrogen Factor

FOREWORDThe accelerating deployment of renewables has set in motion a global energy transformation with farreaching geopolitical implications. The report “A New World”, released in 2019 by IRENA’s Global Commission on the Geopolitics of the Energy Transformation, was the first foray … Continue reading

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