Category Archives: Power Generation

Renewable energy finance: Green bonds

RENEWABLE ENERGY INVESTMENT TRENDS As renewables have become a compelling investment proposition, global investments innew renewable power have grown from less than USD 50 billion per year in 2004 to aroundUSD 300 billion per year in recent years (Frankfurt School-UNEP … Continue reading

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Electricity Storage Valuation Framework

Electricity storage refers to technologies that store electrical energy and release it on demand when it is most needed. The storage process often involves conversion of electricity to other forms of energy and back again.2 With its unique ability to … Continue reading

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Employment Potential of Emerging Renewable Energy Technologies

Floating solar photovoltaic (FPV) technology offers a new and additional pathway to realize India’s clean energy ambitions. It taps the country’s large water reservoirs to overcome some of the persisting issues of ground-mounted solar, such as the lack of levelled … Continue reading

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How India’s Solar and Wind Policies Enabled its Energy Transition

In 2015, India announced ambitious targets for renewable energy—175 GW by 2022—oneof the largest expansion initiatives in the world. Just four years later, at the United enewable energy (RE) capacity to 450 GW by 2030 (PIB 2019). India’s journey to … Continue reading

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COAL COST CROSSOVER 2.0 – New solar and wind cheaper than 80% of existing coal in the US, report finds

EXECUTIVE SUMMARYCoal generation is at a crossroads in the United States, or more precisely at a “cost crossover.” Due to rapid recent cost declines for wind and solar, the combined fuel, maintenance, and other costs of most existing coal-fired power … Continue reading

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Tracking SDG 7: The Energy Progress Report (2020)

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The 2020 edition of Tracking SDG 7: The Energy Progress Report monitors and assesses attainments in the global quest for universal access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy by 2030. The latest available data and select energy … Continue reading

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Reduce: Non-bio renewables

Introduction Climate change has become one of the greatest threats of this century to environmental, as well as global, security, with adverse impacts on health, wealth and political stability. Over the past decade, energy-related CO2 emissions have increased by 1% … Continue reading

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Rise of renewables in cities

IntroductionCities are the economic engines of our planet, home to 55% of the world’s population and representing 80% of the global gross domestic product (GDP) (UN DESA, 2018). Urbanisation has improved societal well-being by expanding economic activities and business opportunities, … Continue reading

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Geothermal development in Eastern Africa

ENERGY SECTOR LANDSCAPE The East African Rift countries and the Comoros Islands are endowed with several sources of energy for which distribution and potential vary significantly from country to country. A government’s decision to render support to a given energy … 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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