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  • Exploration Risk for Geothermal Power Investments - Approaches across the globe

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Monday, February 1, 2016
    Objective: 

    Generating electric power based on geothermal energy is attractive (i) because of the low CO2 emissions and (ii) because electricity can be produced constantly, independent of the availability of wind or sunlight. These characteristics make geothermal energy an important option for safe, cost-effective and climate friendly power production. The main caveats are that geothermal energy is not available everywhere and that it is uncertain whether the resource will actually be found at a given site.

  • Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2016

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Tuesday, March 1, 2016
    Objective: 

    In 2015, global investment in renewables grew about 5 percent relative to the previous year and reached an all-time high of US$ 286 billion (bn). And there are more interesting trends: Investment in renewables’ based electricity generation capacity in 2015 has been more than double the investment in the major fossil fuels (renewables: US$ 266 bn versus US$ 130 bn for coal and gas stations). This also leads to added capacity in terms of Gigawatts in 2015 in renewables (134 GW) outstripping all other technologies combined (conventional coal, gas, and nuclear).

  • ENVIS Centre on Renewable Energy and Environment

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Wednesday, June 8, 2016
    Objective: 

    The major objectives of the ENVIS Centre are collection and dissemination of information in order to support and promote research, development and innovation among researcher, policy makers, academics and other stakeholders. The Centre is actively engaged in data gaps identification and bridging, resource generation and data collection, capacity-building and information dissemination activities.

  • Specialized Library on Climate Change

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Wednesday, June 8, 2016

    The Specialized Library on Climate Change houses wide array of resources on climate change related issues, both in print and electronic form. The website provides information about all the resources and services offered by the library. The library catalogue of print and electronic resources and database of literature abstracts can be accessed on-line. Current awareness services like listing of new arrivals and compilation of latest news and events are also provided on-line.

  • Lighting a Billion Lives

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Tuesday, June 7, 2016

    Lighting a Billion Lives is a global initiative to facilitate clean energy access and the delivery of last mile energy services for basic and productive use. The initiative enables energy poor communities to transition from traditional and inefficient energy sources to modern, more efficient and sustainable energy solutions. The initiative accelerates market development for clean energy technologies through knowledge sharing, capacity building and market seeding.

  • Capacity Building hub for Sustainable Energy

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Tuesday, June 7, 2016

    The capacity building hub collaborates with global stakeholders and institutions across the energy value chain, and leverages their mutual strengths to foster attainment of the ambitious goals. The hub undertakes a demand-driven approach to catalyze change. It is a special-purpose vehicle that facilitates - awareness generation/sensitization, knowledge assimilation and dissemination, design and delivery of programmes of change, and identification of research gaps.

  • Carbon capture and storage - the vital role of CCS in an effective COP21 agreement

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Monday, May 9, 2016
    Objective: 

    Overview of the World Coal Asssocation's position on the importance of CCS to achieve the required levelsof emissions reduction, whilst supporting coal's significant role in the future energy mix.

  • World Coal Association COP21 Position Statement

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Monday, May 9, 2016
    Objective: 

    Position statement by the World Coal Association for COP 21 in Paris.

  • The power of high efficienty coal

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Monday, May 9, 2016
    Objective: 

    As the Paris Agreement is formalised and NDCs are standardised, it is a fair to assume that other countries will look to HELE coal technologies as part of their emissions reductions plans.

  • A Global Platform for Accelerating Coal Efficiency

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Monday, May 9, 2016
    Objective: 

    This is a concept paper on the Platform for Accelerating Coal Efficiency (PACE). The vision of PACE would be that for countries choosing to use coal, the most efficient power plant technology possible is deployed. The overriding objective would be to raise the global average efficiency of coal-fired power plants and so minimise CO2 emissions which will otherwise be emitted while maintaining legitimate economic development and poverty alleviation efforts.

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