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Trading into a bright energy future The case for open, high-quality solar photovoltaic markets

THE SOLAR PHOTOVOLTAIC INDUSTRY AND THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC The COVID-19 pandemic has caused the most acute health crisis in generations and has sent shockwaves across economies worldwide. Renewable energies can play a dual role in helping the world to recover. … 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 BENEFITS LEVERAGING LOCAL CAPACITY FOR SOLAR WATER HEATERS

INTRODUCTIONA large number of stakeholders were interviewed and/or responded to questionnaires regarding the requirements for developing local capacity around solar water heaters. These included project developers, component manufacturers, service providers, energy authorities and representatives of national and global associations dedicated … Continue reading

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SECTOR COUPLING IN FACILITATING INTEGRATION OF VARIABLE RENEWABLE ENERGY IN CITIES

INTRODUCTION The importance of cities in shaping global climate action Cities are a key driver of global economic growth, which over the past half century has been powered primarily by fossil fuels (coal, oil and natural gas), as illustrated in … Continue reading

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NDCs AND RENEWABLE ENERGY TARGETS IN 2021: Are we on the right path to a climate-safe future?

Introduction Since the historic signing of the Paris Climate Change Agreement in 2015, nearly all countries have committed to limiting the increase in the average global temperature to well below 2 degrees Celsius (°C) this century compared to pre-industrial levels, … Continue reading

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Geopolitics of the Energy Transformation The Hydrogen Factor

FOREWORDThe accelerating deployment of renewables has set in motion a global energy transformation with farreaching geopolitical implications. The report “A New World”, released in 2019 by IRENA’s Global Commission on the Geopolitics of the Energy Transformation, was the first foray … 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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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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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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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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