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  • SIDS Lighthouses Initiative Annual Progress Report

    The Small Island Developing States Lighthouses Initiative Annual Progress Report 2023 summarises the remarkable achievements of SIDS in their sustainable energy transition from the year 2021-2022 and documents the efforts to move from pledges to action in energy transition and climate resilience.

    Energy transition, Finance & investment English
  • Low-cost finance for the energy transition

    This report identifies the pressing need for greater private sector engagement in the financing of energy transition projects, as well as closer public-private collaboration to sustain the net zero pathway.

    Energy transition, Finance & investment, Costs, Technology English
  • The cost of financing for renewable power

    Based on a new, unique dataset from a global survey, this IRENA report presents unprecedented insights on the cost of capital for onshore wind, offshore wind and solar photovoltaic (PV) projects.

    Finance & investment, Costs, Technology, Solar energy, Wind energy English
  • World Energy Transitions Outlook 2023: 1.5°C Pathway; Preview

    The World Energy Transitions Outlook 2023 Preview offers key insights from the forthcoming IRENA report, providing high-level perspectives on the progress achieved in meeting the goals of the Paris Agreement.

    Energy transition, Policy, Planning , Targets & NDCs, Carbon capture, Technology & infrastructure English
  • Scaling up investments in ocean energy technologies

    This brief from the Collaborative Framework for Ocean Energy Technologies and Offshore Renewables provides options for scaling up investments in ocean energy, focusing on tidal stream and wave energy technologies.

    Energy transition, Ocean English
  • Renewable capacity statistics 2023

    This publication presents renewable power generation capacity statistics for the past decade (2013-2022) in trilingual tables.

    Energy transition English
  • Malaysia energy transition outlook

    The Malaysia energy transition outlook provides a comprehensive, renewables-focused, long-term energy pathway for the transition to a cleaner and more sustainable energy system in Malaysia.

    Energy transition, Power system flexibility, Energy efficiency English
  • Global landscape of renewable energy finance 2023

    Global investment in renewables must triple to meet climate and development goals. This report provides recommendations to scale up public funds and channel them more towards developing economies.

    Geothermal energy English
  • Global geothermal market and technology assessment

    This global assessment provides an overview of developments in the geothermal sector and the factors that will shape the geothermal market in the near future.

    Geothermal energy English
  • The changing role of hydropower: Challenges and opportunities

    This report is aimed at policy makers and hydropower practitioners to raise awareness among IRENA stakeholders regarding hydropower’s perceived challenges and needs, and to serve as a catalyst for debate in the context of IRENA’s Collaborative Framework on Hydropower.

    Hydrogen English
  • 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
  • Featured video

    Time to Transform European Commitments into Actions

    Francesco La Camera,
    IRENA Director-General