Category Archives: Renewables

Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review 2020

RENEWABLE ENERGY AND JOBS Annual Review 2020 The renewable energy sector employed at least 11.5 million people, directly and indirectly, in 2019.1 Renewable energy employment has continued to grow worldwide since 2012, when the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) began … 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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Mobilising institutional capital for renewable energy

RENEWABLE ENERGY INVESTMENTS As the global energy transformation progresses, the investment profile of renewable energy is also changing rapidly. The amount of capital invested in renewable energy has grown substantially over the past decade. Capital flows reflect a growing variety … 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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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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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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