Tag Archives: Bioenergy

RENEWABLES READINESS ASSESSMENT BOTSWANA

COUNTRY OVERVIEW Botswana is a landlocked country located in central–southern Africa, with a mean altitude above sea level of 1 000 metres and a total area of 582 000 square kilometres (km2 ). The official languages are English and Setswana, … Continue reading

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Clean Energy Australia Report 2022

INTRODUCTION The recent success of the Australian renewable energy industry makes it easy to forget just how far we’ve come. Back in 2015 when the Abbott Government threatened to abolish the Renewable Energy Target, there were serious doubts about 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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SCALING UP BIOMASS FOR THE ENERGY TRANSITION

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY As one of the fastest growing regions in the world in terms of gross domestic product (GDP), population, and demand for both food and energy, Southeast Asia has a strong need to decarbonise its economies and modernise its … Continue reading

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GREEN HYDROGEN FOR INDUSTRY

ABOUT THIS REPORT In 2020 IRENA published an initial report focusing on green hydrogen policies: Green hydrogen: A guide to policy making (IRENA, 2020a). It outlines the main barriers to the uptake of green hydrogen and the key pillars for … Continue reading

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China’s route to carbon neutrality: Perspectives and the role of renewables

EXECUTIVE SUMMARYIn September 2020, Chinese President Xi Jinping announced at the 75th Session of the United Nations General Assembly that China would aim for a peak in its carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions before 2030 and to achieve carbon neutrality by … Continue reading

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Bioenergy for the energy transition Ensuring sustainability and overcoming barriers

BIOENERGY IN THE ENERGY TRANSITION CURRENT DEPLOYMENT STATUS AND SHARE IN THE ENERGY MIXGlobally, bioenergy remains the largest renewable energy resource, contributing to around 12% offinal energy consumption (see Figure 1.1). It can be used for power generation and end … 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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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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Renewable Energy Prospects for Central and South-Eastern Europe Energy Connectivity (CESEC)

RENEWABLE ENERGY DEPLOYMENT BY SOURCE AND APPLICATION IN 2030 In 2015, the base year for this analysis, solid biomass and hydro power accounted for the bulk of all the renewable energy consumption in the CESEC region. More than half of … Continue reading

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