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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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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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Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review 2020

RENEWABLE ENERGY AND JOBS Annual Review 2020 The renewable energy sector employed at least 11.5 million people, directly and indirectly, in 2019.1 Renewable energy employment has continued to grow worldwide since 2012, when the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) began … 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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Global Market Outlook For Solar Power / 2020 – 2024

GLOBAL SOLAR MARKET UPDATE 2000 – 2019 Overall, 2019 was a decent growth year for the global solar sector, improving with a low two-digit rate after it basically paused the year before. Looking beyond the newlyinstalled worldwide solar capacity, solar … Continue reading

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Renewable Energy Market Analysis: Southeast Asia (executive summary)

RISING DEMAND FOR ENERGY WITH SOCIO-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND URBANISATION Energy consumption in Southeast Asia nearly doubled between 1995 and 2015, growing at an average pace of 3.4% annually. This has fuelled economic growth and permitted higher living standards. Over the … Continue reading

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What’s Driving Vietnam’s Renewable Energy Boom?

As elsewhere, Vietnam’s increasing reliance on energy imports has driven its green energy push. In 2014, the installed capacity of non-hydroelectric renewable energy in Vietnam (such as solar, wind and biomass gasification) stood at 109 megawatts (MW), about one third … Continue reading

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COVID-19 brings ‘indefinite’ delays for Brazil’s solar-friendly auctions

The global COVID-19 crisis has pushed gigawatts-worth of solar bids into administrative limbo in one of Latin America’s most buoyant markets, with tenders cancelled without new dates yet in sight.Brazil is to “indefinitely postpone” a host of solar-friendly auctions including … Continue reading

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