Tag Archives: Solar Development

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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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 finance: Sovereign guarantees

RENEWABLE ENERGY FINANCE SOVEREIGN GUARANTEES Less than two decades remain for countries around the world to make drastic cuts incarbon-dioxide emissions. This is necessary to realise the goals of the Paris Agreement,which calls for limiting the increase in average global … Continue reading

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COAL COST CROSSOVER 2.0 – New solar and wind cheaper than 80% of existing coal in the US, report finds

EXECUTIVE SUMMARYCoal generation is at a crossroads in the United States, or more precisely at a “cost crossover.” Due to rapid recent cost declines for wind and solar, the combined fuel, maintenance, and other costs of most existing coal-fired power … 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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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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Post-COVID recovery: An agenda for resilience, development and equality

COVID-19 AND ITS IMPACT ON THE GLOBAL ENERGY LANDSCAPE Because of the lockdowns needed to slow the spread of the virus, the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted production and supply chains and slashed the demand for a wide range of goods … Continue reading

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Renewable energy auctions in Colombia:Context, design and results

Design of renewable energy auctions Renewable energy auctions are, by far, Latin America’s most widely used policy instrumentin the promotion of renewable electricity (IRENA, 2016). Brazil, Chile, Peru and Uruguay were early adopters, while Argentina, Chile and Mexico have innovated … Continue reading

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Myanmar: Solar Investment Opportunities Emerging Markets

ENERGY GEOGRAPHYMyanmar is one the most poorly electrified countries in Southeast Asia, with an average electrification rate of only 39% at the end of 2017. Yangon, its largest city and the former capital, consumes almost half of the country’s electricity … Continue reading

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