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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
    • Renewable energy finance: Green bonds

      Renewables have emerged as a major recipient of green bond proceeds. This brief highlights the need for more green bonds to drive sustainable, climate safe, energy finance.

      Publications Reports Energy transition in end uses Policy Finance & investment
    • Demand-side flexibility for power sector transformation

      Power systems need to be increasingly flexible to accommodate rising solar and wind shares. This brief examines the uses of demand-side flexibility, outlines solutions to achieve these, and highlights examples in actual power systems.

      Publications Reports Power system flexibility Planning Solar energy Technology Wind energy Technology Energy transition in end uses Policy
    • Post-COVID recovery: An agenda for resilience, development and equality

      Energy transition investments in the wake of COVID-19 can pave the way for equitable, inclusive and resilient economies.

      Publications Reports Renewable Energy Roadmap (ReMap) Global Collaborative Frameworks CF Just & Inclusive Energy Transition Finance & investment Energy transition in end uses Policy Macro-economic benefits Socio-economic impact
    • 30 Years of Policies for Wind Energy: Lessons from 12 Wind Energy Markets

      Wind energy has emerged in recent years as a prominent power source in some of the world’s leading markets. Successful wind development hinges on a range of policy and regulatory decisions. A joint report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) provides insights into the policy design decisions taken in important existing markets over the last three decades.

      Publications Reports Wind energy Technology Power system structures & markets Policy
    • Rise of renewables in cities

      Cities have emerged as a key focus of global climate mitigation and adaptation strategies. This report highlights resource potential, targets, technology options and planning priorities.

      Publications Reports Renewable energy for cities Policy Energy transition in end uses Policy Transport Technology Buildings & cities Technology
    • Renewable Energy Prospects: Mexico

      Mexico has a large and diverse renewable energy resource base. Given the right mix of policies, the country could attract large-scale investments to diversify its energy supply, with the potential to increase the share of modern renewables in total final energy consumption to 21% by 2030, up from 4.4% in 2010.

      Publications Reports Renewable Energy Roadmap (ReMap) Country Climate Action Energy transition Targets & NDCs Policy
    • Renewable Energy Auctions: Analysing 2016

      At least 67 countries had used auctions for renewable energy contracts by mid-2016, up from less than 10 in 2005. This auctions report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) provides key updates on this crucial mechanism for price discovery and market development.

      Publications Reports Renewable energy auctions Policy
    • ID+D para las tecnologías de energías renovables: Cooperación en América Latina y el Caribe

      ID+D para las tecnologías de energías renovables: Cooperación en América Latina y el Caribe revela que existe una gran diversidad de oportunidades para coordinar las actividades y esfuerzos orientados a promover innovación. La co-innovación y la investigación cooperativa son herramientas con gran potencial para salvar las deficiencias en innovación de las tecnologías de energías renovables (TER) en América Latina y el Caribe (ALC), disminuyendo así los desafíos energéticos a los que se enfrenta la región.

      Publications Reports Power system structures & markets Policy
    • Renewables Readiness Assessment: The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

      Jordan’s energy diversification strategy is centred around renewables. This report aims to help unlock Jordan’s renewable energy potential.

      Publications Reports Renewables Readiness Assessment (RRA) Targets & NDCs Policy Buildings & cities Technology Transport Technology Local value creation Socio-economic impact
    • Tracking SDG7: The Energy Progress Report (2019)

      This joint tracking report provides the most comprehensive look available at the world’s progress towards global energy targets on access to electricity, clean cooking, renewable energy and energy efficiency.

      Publications Reports Targets & NDCs Policy Energy efficiency Technology
    • Renewable Energy Policy in Cities: Selected Case Studies

      IRENA, in collaboration with the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI), has produced a series of case studies on cities where local governments have successfully adopted measures to promote renewable energy and sustainability.

      Publications Reports Renewable energy for cities Policy
    • Renewable Energy Market Analysis: Southeast Asia

      This regional market analysis examines the challenges of economic and population growth, the need to boost energy supply, and growing environmental and energy security concerns.

      Publications Reports Power system structures & markets Policy Macro-economic benefits Socio-economic impact
    • Green hydrogen: A guide to policy making

      Renewable-based “green” hydrogen will be crucial to achieve net-zero emissions. This report offers guidelines on how to kickstart it at national and regional levels.

      Publications Reports Hydrogen Technology Green hydrogen Policy
    • De-Risking Investments in North Macedonia

      This report, developed by IRENA and UNDP under the Climate Promise cooperation framework, aims to support North Macedonia accelerate the implementation of its enhanced NDC.

      Publications Reports Targets & NDCs Policy Finance & investment Electrification Innovation
    • Sector Coupling in Facilitating Integration of Variable Renewable Energy in Cities

      The report highlights the importance of sector coupling as a key source of flexibility that cities can explore to stabilise power grid operations when integrating high shares of variable renewable energy sources.

      Publications Reports Buildings & cities Technology Renewable energy for cities Policy Energy storage Technology Electrification Innovation
    • Renewables Readiness Assessment: Paraguay

      This report examines Paraguay’s energy institutions and their governance, long-term energy planning practices, and the socio-economic benefits of promoting renewable and low-carbon technologies in the end-use sectors.

      Publications Reports Renewables Readiness Assessment (RRA) Long term energy planning Planning Targets & NDCs Policy Macro-economic benefits Socio-economic impact Energy efficiency Technology Energy transition in end uses Policy
    • 可再生能源智能电气化:推动能源服务转型

      本出版物为政策制定者提供了全球可再生能源电气化转型的概念性概述。

      Publications Reports Electrification Innovation Power sector transformation Innovation Digitalisation Innovation Renewable energy for cities Policy
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