May 2017
Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review 2017
Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review 2017 presents the status of renewable energy employment, both by technology and in selected countries, over the past year. In this fourth edition, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) finds that renewable energy employed 9.8 million people around the world in 2016 – a 1.1% increase over 2015.
Language:  English
Series:  Insights
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Mar 2017
Perspectives for the energy transition: Investment needs for a low-carbon energy system
This joint study looks at the potential for decarbonisation in the energy sector in G20 countries and around the world. Chapter 3, “Global Energy Transition Prospects and the Role of Renewables”, highlights findings from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).
Language:  English
Series:  Insights
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Jan 2017
Accelerating Off-grid Renewable Energy: Key Findings and Recommendations from IOREC 2016
The business case for off-grid renewables as a means to expand rural electricity access keeps growing stronger, thanks to steady cost reductions and technological innovation. Yet further accelerating the growth of either mini-grid or stand-alone solutions will depend also on stable policies and regulations, along with dedicated funds and de-risking instruments for renewables.
Language:  English
Series:  Insights
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Jan 2017
Renewable Energy Auctions: Analysing 2016 (executive summary)
At least 67 countries had used auctions for renewable energy contracts by mid-2016, up from less than 10 in 2005. The forthcoming report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) – of which this summary provides a preview – provides key updates on this crucial mechanism for price discovery and market development.
Language:  English
Series:  Insights
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Dec 2016
Floating foundations: A game changer for offshore wind
Offshore wind turbines, rooted to the seabed by monopile or jacket foundations, are restricted to waters less than 50 metres deep.
Language:  English
Series:  Insights
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Oct 2016
Innovation Outlook: Offshore Wind
IRENA’s Renewable Energy Innovation Outlook series analyses the emerging developments making renewable energy technologies (RETs) increasingly competitive in the world’s energy markets and systems.
Language:  English
Series:  Insights
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Oct 2016
Innovation Outlook: Advanced Liquid Biofuels
IRENA’s Renewable Energy Innovation Outlook series analyses the emerging developments making renewable energy technologies (RETs) increasingly competitive in the world’s energy markets and systems.
Language:  English
Series:  Insights
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