Mar 2017
Biogas for road vehicles: Technology brief
Switching to biogas as vehicle fuel can reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the transport sector between 60% and 80% compared to fossil-based fuels like gasoline and diesel.
Language:  English
Series:  Handbooks
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Feb 2017
Electric vehicles: Technology brief
The global stock of electric vehicles (EVs) reached 1 million in 2015 and exceeded 2 million by the end of 2016. Yet even faster growth is needed for EVs to fulfil their essential role in the global energy transition, both through lowering vehicle emissions and boosting renewable energy use.
Language:  English
Series:  Handbooks
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Feb 2017
Biofuels for aviation: Technology brief
Developing and promoting biofuels for aviation will be essential to reduce carbon emissions from commercial aviation. As a first step, some pioneering airports have already incorporated bio-jet fuel into their refuelling systems..
Language:  English
Series:  Handbooks
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Jan 2017
Planning for the renewable future: Long-term modelling and tools to expand variable renewable power in emerging economies
Ambitious national commitments, international agreements and rapid technological progress have prompted countries around the world to turn increasingly renewable energy to expand their power infrastructure. However, the variability of solar and wind energy – two key sources for renewable power generation – presents new challenges.
Language:  English
Series:  Handbooks
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Nov 2016
The UMEME Framework for NDC Implementation: Advancing renewable energy in Africa together with national climate plans
The historic Paris climate agreement, adopted by countries around the world in December 2015, aims to the rise of global temperature well below 2 degrees Celsius. Renewable energy will play a key role in this effort, which encompasses developing as well as developed countries, by increasing the supply of cheap and accessible energy in a less carbon-intensive manner.
Language:  English
Series:  Handbooks
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Jun 2016
Unlocking Renewable Energy Investment: The role of risk mitigation and structured finance
Scaling up renewable energy calls for mobilising a massive investment increase. Renewables bring far reaching benefits in terms of human health, energy access, environmental protection and the response to climate change, along with the potential to create new jobs around the world.
Language:  English
Series:  Handbooks
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May 2016
Scaling up Variable Renewable Power: The Role of Grid Codes
Increasing the share of renewable power from variable sources, namely solar and wind energy, requires technological developments to be accompanied by well-designed regulations for grid management and operation.
Language:  English
Series:  Handbooks
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