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  • Energy Efficiency Indicators Highlights 2016

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    This statistical report is designed to help readers understand what drives final energy use in IEA member countries in order to improve and track national energy efficiency policies. It provides the first comprehensive selection of data that the IEA has been collecting each year after its member states recognized in 2009 the need to better monitor energy efficiency policies. The report includes country-specific analysis of end uses across the largest sectors: residential, services, industry and transport.

  • Innovation Outlook: Renewable Mini-grids

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    Saturday, October 1, 2016

    This report informs policymakers and other stakeholders in the energy sector about the technology developments in renewable mini-grids. It also discusses how these technology developments could enable faster commercialization and large-scale deployment of renewable mini-grids. Information contained in the report is intended to help countries support their national objectives by expanding their renewable energy options. The authors also discuss the effective implementation of incentive programmes and policy actions for a transition towards a sustainable energy regime.

  • The Role of Smart Grid in Integrating Renewable Energy

    The Role of Smart Grid in Integrating Renewable Energy

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    Friday, May 1, 2015

    This discussion paper explores the intersection of smart grid technology, policy and regulation from a non-technical point of view, focusing on some specific questions relevant for decision makers, including (1) the challenges of integrating variable renewable energy into power grids, (2) the types of emerging smart grid solutions for integrate variable renewable energy, (3) examples from around the world of smart grids aiding in the integration of variable renewable energy and (4) the types of policy and regulatory approaches that are emerging to support smart grid solutions in relation to

  • The Empirics of Enabling Investment and Innovation in Renewable Energy

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    Wednesday, May 31, 2017

    This working paper undertakes econometric analysis to assess the impacts of climate mitigation policies and the quality of the investment environment on investment and innovation in renewable power in OECD and G20 countries. It also assesses how countries’ investment environments interact with climate mitigation policies to influence investment and patent activity in renewable power.

  • Renewable Energy Auctions: Analysing 2016

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    This report provides updates on auctions as a mechanism for price discovery and market development. Chapter 1 gives the highlights of renewable energy auctions held or announced in 2016. Chapter 2 reviews the main trends and analyses the evolution of prices resulting from auctions. Price determinants, analyzed in Chapter 3, include access to finance and country-specific conditions, investor confidence and a conducive environment, other policies aimed at supporting renewable energy development, and auction design elements.

  • The Political Economy of Clean Energy Transitions

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    This book steps into the new world of broad-scale and locally relevant policy experimentation. Chapters focus on the political economy of clean energy transition and emphasize specific issues encountered in both developed and developing countries. The authors contribute diversity of experience drawn from all major regions of the world, representing a compendium of what has been learned from recent initiatives—mostly at the country level—to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

  • Evolution of Incentives to Sustain the Transition to a Global Electric Vehicle Fleet

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    Wednesday, November 16, 2016

    This report assesses near-term electric vehicle market trends to inform on how governments might optimally evolve their electric vehicle incentive programs to sustain market growth. The authors analyze prevailing per-vehicle purchasing incentives and how government outlays increase to maintain these incentives as the market grows. They then assess how electric vehicle costs—for varying electric ranges—are reduced in the approximate time frame of 2020–2025 due to increased battery production.

  • REthinking Energy 2017: Accelerating the Global Energy Transformation

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    REthinking Energy, the flagship report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), examines trends and developments in the global quest for a sustainable energy future. As this third edition emphasizes, accelerated deployment will fuel economic growth, create new employment opportunities, enhance human welfare and contribute to a climate-safe future.

  • Global Solar Atlas

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    Sunday, January 1, 2017

    The World Bank and the International Finance Corporation provide the Global Solar Atlas—in addition to a series of global, regional and country GIS data layers and poster maps—to support the scale-up of solar power in their client countries. The primary aim of the atlas is to provide easy access to solar resource data globally.

  • Renewable Energy Medium-Term Market Report 2016: Executive Summary

    Renewable Energy Medium-Term Market Report 2016: Executive Summary

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    Despite lower fossil fuel prices, renewable power expanded at its fastest-ever rate in 2015, thanks to supportive government policies and sharp cost reductions. Renewables accounted for more than half of the world’s additional electricity capacity in 2015. Yet, even with this progress, questions remain about whether renewables are on track to reach targets set by the Paris Agreement. This report examines these questions, looking closely at how renewable energy in the power, heat and transportation sectors will evolve over the next five years in the face of lower fossil fuel prices.

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