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    • Sustainable Rural Bioenergy Solutions in Sub-Saharan Africa: A collection of good practices

      This collection aims to provide a reference for policy makers and practitioners working to scale up bioenergy in rural areas of sub-Saharan Africa. Energy, agriculture, forestry, environment, finance and business experts all seek for solutions to provide energy and also enhance food security, social welfare and environmental sustainability.

      Publications Reports Bioenergy & biofuels Technology Bioenergy Policy
    • Planification et perspectives pour les énergies renouvelables: Afrique de l’Ouest

      Les énergies renouvelables à faible coût jouent un rôle de plus en plus important dans l’offre d’électricité en Afrique de l’Ouest. Ce rapport présente trois grands scénarios pour la croissance des énergies renouvelables dans les systèmes d’énergie de la région, notamment en ce qui concerne les principaux objectifs nationaux et régionaux.

      Publications Reports Long term energy planning Planning Energy models and tools Planning
    • Renewables Readiness Assessment: Mauritania

      Mauritania possesses significant renewable energy resources, which could be developed to strengthen the economy and improve access to energy. Solar and wind energy technologies are well suited for integration into the country’s existing network of mini-grids, according to this Renewables Readiness Assessment (RRA) report released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) in association with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

      Publications Reports Renewables Readiness Assessment (RRA) Energy transition
    • Planning and prospects for renewable power: Eastern and Southern Africa

      East and Southern African countries possess vast potential for renewable energy development. This report assesses the prospects for the power sector in the countries of the ACEC through 2040.

      Publications Reports Long term energy planning Planning Energy models and tools Planning Power system operation Planning Targets & NDCs Policy
    • 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
    • Biofuel potential in Sub-Saharan Africa: Raising food yields, reducing food waste and utilising residues

      This report offers detailed estimates of the biomass resource potential in Ghana, Mozambique, Nigeria, South Africa and Uganda. With conversion to advanced liquid biofuels, sustainable biomass feedstock could potentially meet or exceed the five countries’ combined fuel needs for transport in 2050, according IRENA estimates.

      Publications Reports Bioenergy & biofuels Technology
    • Renewables Readiness Assessment: Niger

      A Renewables Readiness Assessment (RRA) identifies the actions needed to overcome a country’s barriers to renewable energy deployment, with IRENA providing technical support and expertise to facilitate consultations among different national stakeholders.

      Publications Reports Renewables Readiness Assessment (RRA) Energy transition
    • Renewable Energy Prospects: South Africa

      The study defines a trajectory to 2030 based on current government policies and plans and identifies the options for additional renewables deployment by energy-use sector and technology.

      Publications Reports Renewable Energy Roadmap (ReMap) Country Climate Action Targets & NDCs Policy
    • Renewables Readiness Assessment: United Republic of Tanzania

      This report advises the country’s energy planners to explore different renewable energy policy assumptions and investment scenarios, taking into account the latest studies on resource potential and technology costs.

      Publications Reports Renewables Readiness Assessment (RRA) Finance & investment Macro-economic benefits Socio-economic impact
    • Renewables Readiness Assessment: Botswana

      The RRA report presents clear and practical steps to maximise the country’s use of renewables in driving sustainable socio-economic growth.

      Publications Reports Renewables Readiness Assessment (RRA) Targets & NDCs Policy Energy transition in end uses Policy Electrification Innovation
    • Renewables Readiness Assessment: Zambia

      A Renewables Readiness Assessment (RRA) identifies the actions needed to overcome a country’s barriers to renewable energy deployment, with IRENA providing technical support and expertise to facilitate consultations among different national stakeholders.

      Publications Reports Renewables Readiness Assessment (RRA) Energy transition
    • 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
    • Renewable energy auctions: Cases from sub-Saharan Africa

      Auctions can help countries across sub-Saharan Africa achieve record-low prices for solar and wind power. Five countries have run renewable energy auctions, while at least 15 more are developing such programmes.

      Publications Reports Renewable energy auctions Policy
    • Renewable Energy Auctions in Developing Countries

      Renewable energy auctions are an increasingly popular tool for governments to procure renewable electricity at moderate cost. IRENA’s report, Renewable Energy Auctions in Developing Countries, describes various types and aspects of renewable energy auction schemes, drawing on the actual experiences of five countries: Brazil, China, Morocco, Peru and South Africa.

      Publications Reports Renewable energy auctions Policy
    • Planning and prospects for renewable power: West Africa

      Low-cost renewable energy, especially from solar photovoltaic (PV) installations, has become an increasingly important part of West Africa’s electricity supply. This report outlines three broad scenarios for the growth of renewables in the region’s power systems, particularly in relation to key national and regional targets.

      Publications Reports Long term energy planning Planning Energy models and tools Planning
    • The Renewable Energy Transition in Africa

      This report explores how African countries can achieve universal energy access within the 2030 Agenda timeframe. Also, explores transformational potential of the electricity sector in five Africa countries.

      Publications Reports Macro-economic benefits Socio-economic impact Finance & investment Systemic innovation Innovation
    • Renewables Readiness Assessment: Mali

      The findings of the Renewable Energy Readiness Assessment (RRA) highlight major obstacles to the widespread deployment of renewable energy systems. They identify critical actions that could have a significant impact on increasing renewables in the short and medium term.

      Publications Reports Renewables Readiness Assessment (RRA) Power Generation Costs Costs Local value creation Socio-economic impact
    • The UMEME Framework for NDC Implementation: Advancing renewable energy in Africa together with national climate plans

      The historic Paris climate agreement, adopted by countries around the world in December 2015, aims to the rise of global temperature well below 2 degrees Celsius. Renewable energy will play a key role in this effort, which encompasses developing as well as developed countries, by increasing the supply of cheap and accessible energy in a less carbon-intensive manner.

      Publications Reports Climate Action Targets & NDCs Policy
    • 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
    • Renewable Energy Benefits: Decentralised solutions in the agri-food chain

      The number of people without access to electricity is estimated at more than a billion, while almost 2.9 billion still rely on traditional, unsustainable biomass sources such as firewood for cooking and heating. About 80% of those lacking modern energy access live in rural areas, which also host more than 70% of the world’s poor.

      Publications Reports Socio-economic impact Off-grid for energy access
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