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  • World Energy Investment 2016

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    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Thursday, September 1, 2016

    This annual report provides a comprehensive and detailed picture of the investment landscape across fuels, technologies and countries. It shows that the energy system is undergoing a broad reorientation towards low-carbon energy and efficiency but that investment in key clean energy technologies needs to be further ramped up to put the world economy on track for climate stabilization.

  • Renewable Energy in Cities

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    This report explores potential for urban communities to scale-up renewables by 2030, based on estimated energy use in 3,649 cities around the world. The authors find that every city has massive potential to cost-effectively boost renewable energy use at the local level. They outline three priority areas where cities can take action: renewable energy in buildings (for heating, cooling, cooking, and appliances), sustainable options for transport (electric mobility and biofuels) and the creation of integrated urban energy systems.

  • An Ambitious Energy Agenda for the G20

    An Ambitious Energy Agenda for the G20

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    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Tuesday, November 1, 2016

    This policy brief presents three key recommendations for supporting a global energy transition in support of the Paris Climate Agreement and the Agenda for Sustainable Development and building on action taken by the G20 in recent years. The authors recommend advancing the Paris Agreement, making sustainable energy a G20 focus and ending investment in fossil fuel infrastructure.

  • Climate Investment Opportunities in Emerging Markets

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    Publication date: 
    Tuesday, November 1, 2016

    According to the authors of this report, the Paris agreement on climate change opened nearly $23 trillion in opportunities for climate-smart investments in emerging markets between now and 2030. The study presented in the report is based on the national climate change commitments and the underlying policies of 21 emerging-market economies, representing 48 per cent of global emissions. It identifies sectors in each region where the potential for investment is greatest.

  • Energy, Climate Change and Environment 2016 Insights

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    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Tuesday, November 1, 2016

    This publication examines the sectors, technologies and policy measures that will be central in the transition to a low-carbon energy system. It addresses the following questions: (1) What are the roles of coal and gas in meeting the stringent decarbonisation requirements for the power sector consistent with IEA modelling of global climate goals? (2) What are moderate carbon prices accomplishing in the electricity sector, and how can they be helpful as part of a package of other policies?

  • Innovation Outlook: Renewable Mini-grids

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    Publication
    Publication date: 
    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 Empirics of Enabling Investment and Innovation in Renewable Energy

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    Publication date: 
    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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    Publication

    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.

  • REthinking Energy 2017: Accelerating the Global Energy Transformation

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    Publication

    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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    Publication
    Publication date: 
    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.

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