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  • Renewable energy market analysis: Mano River Union region

    This report analyses the energy sector landscape in the Mano River Union (MRU) region, discussing opportunities and solutions to scale-up renewable energy adoption in support of the region’s energy and socio-economic development goals.

    Policy, Energy transition English
  • Breakthrough Agenda Report 2023

    The 2023 edition of an annual collaboration between the International Energy Agency (IEA), the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the United Nations Climate Change High-Level Champions assesses progress toward meeting international climate goals.

    Energy transition English
  • Enabling frameworks for offshore wind scale up: Innovations in permitting

    This brief from IRENA's Collaborative Framework on Ocean Energy and Offshore Renewables presents actionable solutions to address permitting bottlenecks and accelerate related processes for scaling up offshore wind deployment.

    Ocean, Wind energy English
  • Renewable Power Generation Costs in 2022

    IRENA’s global renewable power generation costs study shows that the competitiveness of renewables continued to improve despite rising materials and equipment costs in 2022.

    Costs, Energy transition, Power Generation Costs English
  • Renewable Energy Solutions for Heating Systems in Mongolia: Developing a strategic heating plan

    Recommendations under a renewable energy-based strategic heating plan for Ulaanbaatar city leverages the existing district heating network to utilise locally available renewable heat sources including renewable supplies from geothermal, solar and wind.

    Energy transition English
  • Finding common ground for a just energy transition: Labour and employer perspectives

    A just energy transition – in which no one is left behind – is critical to ensure broad social acceptance of the profound changes the transition entails. This report captures the concerns, insights and recommendations of trade unions and energy sector employers on how the energy transition can develop in a just manner for all.

    Energy transition, Energy & jobs English
  • Firm capacity in Central America: Definitions and implications for variable renewable energy

    Firm capacity assesses the contribution of a power plant to meeting demand during critical conditions. This report explores the key factors that affect the estimation of a more equitable firm capacity valuation in Central America that reflects the financial viability of variable renewable energy projects, providing experiences and best practices from regional and international perspectives.

    Energy transition English
  • Towards a Circular Steel Industry

    Achieving a circular steel sector requires improved material and process efficiency; increased steel recycling; and the adoption of renewable energy sources for steel production. This report provides a comprehensive analysis of the challenges and opportunities associated with improving circularity in the sector.

    Energy transition, Circular economy
  • Socio-economic footprint of the energy transition: Southeast Asia

    This report explores the potential socio-economic impacts of the energy transition in Southeast Asia. It shows that an ambitious energy transition will deliver a broad range of beneficial socio-economic outcomes for the region.

    Energy transition, Socio-economic impact
  • Geopolitics of the Energy Transition: Critical Materials

    Geopolitics of the energy transition: Critical materials provides comprehensive insights into the significance of critical materials, examining their associated geopolitical implications and offering recommendations for a sustainable and efficient global energy transition.

    Energy transition, Geopolitics, Critical materials
  • Featured video

    Governments are facing a difficult task of bringing the health emergency under control while introducing major stimulus and recovery measures. The crisis has exposed deeply embedded vulnerabilities ...

    Francesco La Camera,
    IRENA Director-General
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    Time to Transform European Commitments into Actions

    Francesco La Camera,
    IRENA Director-General