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UTILITY-SCALE SOLAR AND WIND AREASUTILITY-SCALE

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY This study seeks to map areas in Burkina Faso that are suitable for deploying utilityscale solar photovoltaic (PV) and wind power projects. It aims to i) provide insights into the country’s potential to adopt solar PV and wind … Continue reading

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TOWARDS A PROSPEROUS AND SUSTAINABLE AFRICA

INTRODUCTION Energy supply has long been recognised as a crucial catalyst to advance economic and social development goals globally. Economic activities typically require the availability of sufficient, affordable, and reliable energy. Public institutions also need an adequate supply of electricity … Continue reading

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Renewable Technology Innovation Indicators: Mapping progress in costs, patents and standards

Solar photovoltaic Solar photovoltaics (PV) offer one of the clearest pictures of how technology innovation can drive costs lower and improve the performance of a technology. The impact of economies of scale, learning-by-doing and process improvements in manufacturing, as well … Continue reading

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URBAN ENERGY TRANSITION FOR THE GREATER METROPOLITAN AREA OF THE CENTRAL VALLEY OF COSTA RICA

EXECUTIVE SUMMARYAs with other countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, Costa Rica is highly vulnerable to the effects of climate change, even though it contributed less than 0.05% of global greenhouse gas emissions in 2019. The country has developed … Continue reading

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DECARBONISING END-USE SECTORS: GREEN HYDROGEN CERTIFICATION

INTRODUCTION As countries seek to become climate neutral, green hydrogen (hydrogen produced from renewableenergy) and synthetic fuels derived from green hydrogen will have a key role to play in the energy transition, particularly in hard-to-abate sectors. More specifically, green hydrogen … Continue reading

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Powerring agri-food value chains with geothermal heat

EXECUTIVE SUMMARYThe worldwide deployment of renewable energy has seen significant growth over the last decade, driven by increasing awareness of the impacts of climate change and the associated need to reduce fossil fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. Geothermal energy … Continue reading

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REPUBLIC OF PALAU

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY On 12 November 2020, the Ministry of Public Infrastructure, Industry and Commerce of the Republic of Palaurequested assistance from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) to develop a technology-specificenergy roadmap. This roadmap was to provide the government of … Continue reading

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GLOBAL HYDROGEN TRADE TO MEET THE 1.5°C CLIMATE GOAL

EXECUTIVE SUMMARYUnlike fossil fuels, for which large reserves are concentrated in certain countries and regions, renewable energy resources (solar, wind, geothermal, etc.) are available at a viable scale in every country. The geographical concentration of fossil fuel reserves has made … 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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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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