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Renewable Energy Policies for Cities: Buildings

Renewable Energy Policies for Cities: Buildings is one of a series of three briefs intended to help policy makers accelerate efforts to create sustainable cities powered by renewable energy.

  • May 2021
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  • Policy, Energy Transition
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  • English

Renewable Energy Policies for Cities

The report outlines ways in which cities can catalyse the shift to a low-carbon future, in turn supporting regional and national governments with the achievement of sustainable energy targets.

  • May 2021
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  • Energy Transition, Policy
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  • English
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  • China, Costa Rica

Renewable Energy Policies for Cities: Transport

This brief will highlight best practices in sustainable urban transport and showcase city actions that accelerate the creation of sustainable transport systems.

  • May 2021
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  • Transport, Policy
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  • English

How Cities Can Take Action to Drive the Energy Transition

The report outlines ways in which cities can catalyse the shift to a low-carbon future – in turn supporting regional and national governments with the achievement of sustainable energy targets and the realisation of global climate objectives.


Renewable Energy Policies for Cities

This webinar presented main findings of the new report, with a view toward the motivations and objectives that compel cities to act; the variety of drivers that either enable or constrain cities’ actions and thus influence what they can do; and the policy tools they can apply. Shaped by these factors, cities can play a multitude of roles.

  • 17 May 2021
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  • Benefits, Energy Transition, Power, Climate Change, Transport
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  • Virtual

IRENA Members Commit to Top Up Global Hydropower Fleet

IRENA Members and private sector representatives join forces to modernise and refurbish the existing hydropower fleet around the globe.



Regional Workshop on Energy Transformation in Central America

With a view to supporting the efforts of the countries of Latin America in undertaking the transformation of their energy sector, IRENA and the Ministry of Environment and Energy of Costa Rica co-organised a regional workshop to exchange lessons learned and best practices in the development and implementation of decarbonisation strategies driven by renewable energy, energy...

  • 07 – 08 October 2019
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  • Energy Transition, Power
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  • San Jose, Costa Rica

Online workshop on sharing experiences in applying innovative solutions to achieve 100% renewable power systems

The workshop on ‘Sharing experiences in applying innovative solutions to achieve 100% renewable power systems’ was held online and connected representatives from countries to explore the most disruptive innovations enabling the rapid uptake of a high share of variable renewables in power systems by mid-century

  • 10 October 2019
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  • Innovation
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  • Online

Central America Progresses Towards Development of Clean Energy Corridor

Central America’s potential to develop variable renewable energy is significant, and recent capacity additions in El Salvador, Costa Rica and Panama point to a bright future for wind and solar adoption in the region. But to stimulate the investments necessary for a long-term sustainable energy pathway in the region, grid stability and system reliability must be...