Tag Archives: Solar Policy

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 energy for agriculture: Insights from Southeast Asia A focus on heating and cooling needs

IntroductionThe agriculture sector, comprising farming, fisheries and forestry, is a key economic sector in SoutheastAsia. It contributed to 10.5% of the region’s gross domestic product (GDP) in 2020, with the sector playing a much stronger role in economies such as … 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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RENEWABLE ENERGY BENEFITS LEVERAGING LOCAL CAPACITY FOR SOLAR PV

ABOUT IRENAThe International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) is an intergovernmental organisation that supports countries in their transition to a sustainable energy future, and serves as the principal platform for international co-operation, a centre of excellence, and a repository of policy, … Continue reading

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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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How India’s Solar and Wind Policies Enabled its Energy Transition

In 2015, India announced ambitious targets for renewable energy—175 GW by 2022—oneof the largest expansion initiatives in the world. Just four years later, at the United enewable energy (RE) capacity to 450 GW by 2030 (PIB 2019). India’s journey to … Continue reading

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Renewable Energy Outlook: Lebanon

INTRODUCTION Country Background GeographyThe Lebanese Republic is a sovereign state located in Western Asia adjoining the eastern edge of the Mediterranean region from the south along a 79 km border. It has a total territory of 10 452 km2, with … 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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