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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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Renewables Readiness Assessment

THE REPUBLIC OF BELARUS INTRODUCTION RENEWABLES READINESS ASSESSMENTThe Renewables Readiness Assessment (RRA) is a tool developed by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) to comprehensively evaluate the conditions for accelerated renewable energy deployment in a country. It is a country-led, … Continue reading

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Renewble Readlness Assessment Paraguay

Introduction Country profileThe Republic of Paraguay is located in central South America and bordered by Argentina, Bolivia and Brazil. The country has a landlocked area of 406 752 square kilometres, divided into two natural regionsby the Paraguay River. The eastern … Continue reading

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Renewable Energy and Jobs Annual Review 2021

RENEWABLE ENERGY JOBS: MAIN FINDINGS The renewable energy sector employed 12 million people, directly and indirectly, in 2020.1 The number has continued to grow worldwide over the past decade. The solar photovoltaic (PV), bioenergy, hydropower and wind power industries have … Continue reading

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RENEWABLE ENERGY MARKET ANALYSIS

BACKGROUND AND SOCIOECONOMIC OVERVIEW Africa is a continent rich in land, water and energy resources, with a young and fast-growing population. Already the world’s youngest continent, it is expected to grow to nearly 2.5 billion people by 2050, 80% of … 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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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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RE-organising power systems for the transition

Discussion on this topic has been mainly limited to power system specialists from developed countries.As a consequence, it is often biased towards liberalised contexts and is narrowly focused on the powersystem layer itself. However, a successful transition hinges on collaborative … Continue reading

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Renewables 2021

Analysis and forecast to 2026 Renewables 2021 is the IEA’s primary analysis on the sector, based on current policies and market developments. It forecasts the deployment of renewable energy technologies in electricity, transport and heat to 2026 while also exploring … Continue reading

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Southeast Asia needs to go all in on the renewables revolution

Solar and wind power can provide plenty of energy for Mekong countries and help avoid a dangerous tipping point for the river The construction of hydropower dams on the Mekong has brought the river, and the world’s largest freshwater fishery, … Continue reading

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