Category Archives: Solar Policy

Wind energy: A gender perspective

The expansion of renewable energy promises a broad array of benefits. That renewables aregood for energy security, air quality and health, and the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions is well known. What many do not realise, however, is that the … Continue reading

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Towards 100% renewable energy: Utilities in transition

The adoption of the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and in particular Sustainable Development Goal 7 (SDG7) to ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all, has led to a global consensus around the need … 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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The Future of Distributed Renewable Energy in India

India is the world’s third largest carbon emitter, with emissions expected to rise as the economy grows. While this economic growth is important for advancing development objectives, especially in the wake of a likely recession due to the COVID-19 pandemic, … Continue reading

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Renewable Energy Outlook: Lebanon

INTRODUCTION Country Background GeographyThe Lebanese Republic is a sovereign state located in Western Asia adjoining the eastern edge of the Mediterranean region from the south along a 79 km border. It has a total territory of 10 452 km2, with … Continue reading

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Recycle: Bioenergy

Introduction Climate change is one of the greatest threats of our era. Over the past decade, energy-relatedcarbon dioxide (CO2 ) emissions have increased by 1% per year on average. If the historical trends were to continue, energy-related emissions would increase … 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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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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EU Market Outlook For Solar POwer 2020-2024

EU solar markets 2020 Solar power in the European Union has shown strong resilience in 2020 despite Coronavirus negatively impacting everyone’s lives in many ways. While the solar industry has successfully worked on further reducing costs for solar power generation, … Continue reading

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The Green Future Index 2021

A ranking of 76 economies on their progress and commitment toward building a low carbon future. Introduction Efforts to combat climate change have been taking shape for more than a decade, but, until now, many have largely generated empty words, … Continue reading

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