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  • United Nations Economic Commission for Europe Renewable Energy Status Report

    United Nations Economic Commission for Europe Renewable Energy Status Report

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    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Thursday, January 1, 2015

    This report describes how member states in the United Nations Economic Commission (UNECE) for Europe have different energy situations and vary in their potential for and progress in renewable energy and energy efficiency. It presents 17 UNECE countries with the aim of establishing a data baseline and providing a general overview of their renewable energy situations. The report represents a comprehensive overview of the renewable energy infrastructure, industry, policy, regulations, market development and potential growth rates in the selected countries.

  • Narrowing the Emissions Gap: Contributions from Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Activities

    Narrowing the Emissions Gap: Contributions from Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Activities

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    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Thursday, January 1, 2015

    This report UNEP), describes how renewable energy and energy efficiency programs in developing countries contribute to narrowing the “2020 emissions gap”. It provides an analysis of developing countries’ overall renewable energy and energy efficiency initiatives, as well as specific projects and case studies that detail their countries’ implementation of renewable energy and energy efficiency programs. Findings in this report reveal common challenges in measuring and reporting emissions reductions, including insufficient data and lack of a unified methodology.

  • Re-Transition: Transitioning to Policy Frameworks for Cost-Competitive Renewables

    Re-Transition: Transitioning to Policy Frameworks for Cost-Competitive Renewables

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    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Tuesday, March 1, 2016

    This report presents a novel overarching framework to help policymakers understand the evolution of renewable energy policy. The authors attempt to outline potential pathways to adapt to the rise of rapidly scalable and increasingly cost-competitive renewable energy technologies like solar photovoltaics (PV) and onshore wind power.

  • Clean Energy Mini-Grids—High Impact Opportunity: Annual Report 2015

    Clean Energy Mini-Grids—High Impact Opportunity: Annual Report 2015

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    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Thursday, December 31, 2015

    This report reviews the year 2015 and focuses on five “high impact opportunity” object areas. It describes how a wide range of activities were undertaken to raise the profile of clean energy mini-grids, draw attention to critical issues and facilitate building the partnership required for sustainable “clean energy mini-grids”.

  • International Geothermal Association (Website)

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    Publication

    The International Geothermal Association (IGA), founded in 1988, is a scientific, educational and cultural organization. As of 2016, the IGA has more than 5,000 members in over 65 countries. It is a non-political, non-profit, non-governmental organization with special consultative status to the United Nations.

  • Procurement, Innovation and Green Growth: The Story Continues

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    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Tuesday, October 16, 2012

    The report begins with a brief description of the role of procurement within the green growth paradigm and an introduction to key concepts. It then presents 15 in-depth case studies gathered from within industry and the public sector to share experiences in applying procurement to the achievement of green growth aims. The report concludes by highlighting possible policy implications arising from the case studies, and it identifies where further investigation is required to enable procurement to serve as a more potent trigger for green innovation and growth.

  • Analysis of Infrastructure for Renewable Power in Eastern and Southern Africa

    Analysis of Infrastructure for Renewable Power in Eastern and Southern Africa

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    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Thursday, January 1, 2015

    The Africa Clean Energy Corridor initiative aims to transform the continent’s energy mix by promoting the development of clean, indigenous, cost-effective renewable power options. This report examines the evolving infrastructure of Eastern and Southern Africa for the generation and transmission of electricity, highlighting challenges and opportunities for the rapid scale-up of renewable energy.

  • Climate Initiatives Platform

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    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Friday, January 1, 2016

    This online data base collects information on international climate mitigation initiatives in operation that (1) have potential to contribute to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, (2) are international in scope or have the potential for significant impact at global scale, and (3) are dialogues, formal multilateral processes or implementation initiatives. The information on the initiatives includes information about thematic focus, type of initiative, description, goal and activities, participant, and funders.

  • 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.

  • Global Solar Atlas

    Type: 
    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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