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    • Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review 2017

      This report 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.

      Publications Reports Collaborative Frameworks CF Just & Inclusive Energy Transition Energy & jobs Socio-economic impact Parliamentary Network
    • A Path to Prosperity: Renewable Energy for Islands, 3rd Edition

      This report highlights the role of islands in global efforts against climate change. It highlights transitions to renewables in the power, including planning and implementation, enabling business models and transition tools.

      Publications Reports Technology & infrastructure Technology SIDS Lighthouses
    • Renewable Energy in Cities

      This report explores potential for urban communities to scale-up renewables by 2030, based on estimated energy use 3,649 cities around the world. By highlighting the best practices, it examines the policies and technologies by which cities can bring about a renewable energy future.

      Publications Reports Renewable Energy Roadmap (ReMap) Buildings & cities Technology Renewable energy for cities Policy
    • Letting in the Light: How solar photovoltaics will revolutionise the electricity system

      Solar photovoltaic (PV) power generation is poised to revolutionise the electrical system in countries around the world. From around 2% in 2016, the share of global electricity generated from solar PV to grow to as much as 13% by 2030, according to this report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). The solar industry’s expansion is driven primarily by cost reductions, with the report anticipating further cost declines by up to 59% in ten years.

      Publications Reports Solar energy Technology
    • Renewable Energy Benefits: Measuring the Economics

      This report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) provides the first quantification of the macroeconomic impact of doubling the global share of renewables in the energy mix by 2030.

      Publications Reports Macro-economic benefits Socio-economic impact Parliamentary Network
    • Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review 2015

      Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review presents the status of renewable energy employment, both by technology and in selected countries, over the past year. In this second edition, IRENA estimates that renewable energy employed 7.7 million people, directly or indirectly, around the world in 2014 (excluding large hydropower).

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    • Accelerating Off-Grid Renewable Energy

      Universal electricity access – one of the targets of the Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) initiative for 2030 – will remain unachievable unless countries adopt a market-based approach to off-grid renewable energy deployment. This report highlights key findings and recommendations of the Second International Off-grid Renewable Energy Conference (IOREC 2014), organised by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) in partnership with off-grid and regional agencies.

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    • Renewable Energy Prospects: United States of America

      The United States (US) has the potential to lead the global transition to renewable energy. It has some of the best wind, solar, geothermal, hydro, and biomass resources in the world. It also has a vibrant culture of innovation, plentiful financing opportunities, and a highly skilled workforce, alongside an agile and entrepreneurial business sector.

      Publications Reports Renewable Energy Roadmap (ReMap) Country Energy transition
    • Solar Heat for Industrial Processes

      This IRENA/IEA-ETSAP Technology Brief provides technical background, analyses the potential and barriers for market growth, and offers insights for policy makers on tSolar thermal systems (STS) .

      Publications Reports Solar energy Technology Industry Technology
    • Renewable Energy in the Water, Energy & Food Nexus

      Renewable energy technologies can address trade-offs between water, energy and food, bringing substantial benefits in all three key sectors. This report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) looks at how adopting renewables can ease trade-offs by providing less resource-intensive energy services compared to conventional energy technologies.

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    • Renewable Energy Opportunities for Island Tourism

      Tourism is an important economic driver for island economies. Energy supply, vital for the tourism industry, is still dominated by oil products which increases islands’ vulnerability to the environmental impact of fossil-fuel use, as well as to oil price volatility, which makes it difficult for the industry to remain competitive

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    • A Path to Prosperity: Renewable energy for islands

      A Path to Prosperity: Renewable energy for islands was developed in support of the Renewable Energy Forum, a one-day forum preceding the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS), held in Apia, Samoa, on 1-4 September 2014. The booklet is a collection of case studies submitted by SIDS and development partners to complement Forum discussions.

      Publications Reports Technology & infrastructure Technology SIDS Lighthouses
    • Renewable Energy and Jobs (2013)

      Over 5.7 million people are employed directly or indirectly in renewable energy – a figure that could triple by 2030 with the scale-up needed to ensure global energy sustainability. As policy makers look beyond energy security and environmental aspects, the comprehensive Renewable Energy and Jobs report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) examines wider socio-economic benefits, and specifically job creation.

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    • Doubling the Global Share of Renewable Energy: A Roadmap to 2030

      IRENA’s working paper, Doubling the Global Share of Renewable Energy: A Roadmap to 2030, outlines the proposed process, and progress to date, of REMAP 2030 – IRENA’s global roadmap for policies and actions to double the share of renewable energy by 2030.

      Publications Reports Renewable Energy Roadmap (ReMap) Energy transition
    • Capacity Building Strategic Framework for IRENA (2012 – 2015)

      This draft strategic framework for capacity building initiatives by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) identifies key requirements and conditions to encourage the adoption and scale-up of renewable energy.

      Publications Reports Energy transition
    • Renewable Power Generation Costs – Summary for Policy Makers

      This summary provided key insights on cost trends for renewable power generation ahead of a ground-breaking series of comprehensive cost studies by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).

      Publications Reports Power Generation Costs Costs
    • CaDRE handbook

      This handbook introduces Capacity Development Needs Diagnostics for Renewable Energy (CaDRE), an approach devised by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) to help policy makers, organisations and capacity-development or renewable-energy practitioners shape an environment conductive to the development of renewable energy.

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    • Renewable Energy Jobs & Access - Case studies (2012)

      These local case studies were prepared by IRENA in cooperation with the organisations described. They intend to explore the employment dimension of renewable energy development and deployment in rural areas in the developing world. 

      Publications Data Collaborative Frameworks CF Just & Inclusive Energy Transition Energy & jobs Socio-economic impact
    • Electricity Storage and Renewables for Island Power: A Guide for Decision Makers

      A practical guide for decision-makers and project developers on the available energy storage solutions and their successful applications in the context of islands communities. The report also includes various best practice cases and different scenarios and strategies. It is developed as part of the IRENA Renewables in Islands Initiative (IRII).

      Publications Reports Electricity Storage Costs Costs Energy storage Technology
    • Implementation Strategy for a Global Solar and Wind Atlas

      In two international workshops in Bonn (June 2010) and Madrid (November 2010) and in meetings during the first CEM in Washington (July 2010) and the second CEM in Abu Dhabi (April 2011) the Multilateral Working Group made substantial progress in the two initial fields of action: (I) the Development of a Global Solar and Wind Atlas; and (II) the Development of a Long-term Strategy on Joint Capacity Building.

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