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Advanced biofuels: What holds them back?

Advanced liquid biofuels are important for low-carbon transport development. A survey of industry executives highlights regulatory uncertainty as a key market barrier.

  • November 2019
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  • Transport, Energy Transition
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  • English

Zhangjiakou Energy Transformation Strategy 2050

The municipal authorities for Zhangjiakou City, in co-operation with the China National Renewable Energy Centre (CNREC) and IRENA, have adopted an ambitious 30-year roadmap to phase out coal-fired power generation and scale up solar and wind power instead.

  • November 2019
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  • Energy Transition
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  • English
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  • China

Future of solar photovoltaic

This paper from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) presents options to speed up deployment and fully unlock the world’s vast solar PV potential over the period until 2050.

  • November 2019
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  • Energy Transition
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  • English, Spanish

Future of wind

This paper presents options to speed up the deployment of wind power, both onshore and offshore, until 2050. It builds on IRENA’s global roadmap to scale up renewables and meet climate goals.

  • October 2019
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  • Energy Transition
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  • English

Hydrogen: A renewable energy perspective

This paper examines the potential of hydrogen fuel for hard-to-decarbonise energy uses, including aviation, shipping and other. But the decarbonisation impact depends on how hydrogen is produced.

  • September 2019
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  • Energy Transition, Transport
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  • English

Évaluation de L’état de Préparation aux Énergies Renouvelables : Mali

Les conclusions de l’évaluation de l’état de préparation aux énergies renouvelables (RRA) soulignent les obstacles majeurs qui entravent le déploiement généralisé des systèmes d’energie renouvelable. Elles identifient des actions critiques qui pourraient avoir un impact significatif sur...

  • September 2019
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  • Energy Transition
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  • French, English
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  • Mali

Transforming the energy system

The world needs USD 110 trillion worth of energy investments by 2050 for a climate-safe system. Currently planned fossil-fuel investments must be largely redirected into renewables, efficiency and other clean technologies.

  • September 2019
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  • Energy Transition, Climate Change
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  • English

People, Planet and Prosperity

This booklet outlines why accelerating the uptake of renewable energy is key to a climate-safe future. 

  • July 2019
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  • Benefits, Energy Transition
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  • English, Spanish

Personas, Planeta y Prosperidad

Este folleto describe por qué una adopción acelerada de las energías renovables es una solución clave para un escenario climáticamente seguro.

  • July 2019
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  • Energy Transition, Benefits
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  • Spanish, English

Solutions to integrate high shares of variable renewable energy

This report examines ways for G20 countries to decarbonise their electricity systems by integrating high shares of solar and wind power.

  • June 2019
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  • Energy Transition
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  • English