IRENA Report on Renewable Energy: A Gender Perspective

Renewable energy employs about 32% of women, compared to 22% in the energy sector overall. Still, within renewables, women’s participation in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) jobs is far lower than in administrative jobs. This report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) examines the question of gender equity throughout the sector. Building on […]

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IRENA Report on Renewable Energy Market Analysis: GCC 2019

Renewable energy has advanced rapidly in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries since 2014. The project pipeline reached almost 7 gigawatts (GW) of new power generation capacity by 2018, after record-breaking bids in renewable energy auctions in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Saudi Arabia made solar power cost-competitive with conventional energy technologies. This report […]

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IRENA Report on Sustainable Pastureland Intensification: Making Room for Energy Crops without Harming Biodiversity

Biofuels are an essential renewable energy resource, with 40% (90 exajoules) of renewable energy resources projected to come from biofuel sources by 2050. In order to meet these projected energetic demands, biofuel production must be increased from the current annual biofuel yield of 50 exajoules. Sustainable intensification of pastureland, or the increase of livestock yield […]

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IRENA Report on Innovation Landscape for a Renewable-Powered Future

The integration of solar and wind power poses specific challenges as system operators pursue low-carbon investments and long-term energy sustainability. As these variable renewable energy (VRE) sources reach high shares of power generation, power systems must be increasingly flexible to maintain the balance of supply and demand over each day or year. In response, policymakers […]

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IRENA Report on Renewable Capacity Statistics 2019

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) produces comprehensive renewable energy statistics on a range of topics. This publication presents renewable power generation capacity statistics in trilingual tables for the last decade (2009 – 2018). Renewable power generation capacity is measured as the maximum net generating capacity of power plants and other installations that use renewable […]

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IRENA Report on Global energy transformation: A roadmap to 2050 (2019 edition)

Increased use of renewable energy, combined with intensified electrification, could prove decisive for the world to meet key climate goals by 2050. This study from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) highlights immediately deployable, cost-effective options for countries to fulfill climate commitments and limit the rise of global temperatures. The envisaged energy transformation would also […]

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India Now the Lowest Cost Producer of Solar Power

A new report by IRENA has revealed that India now holds the tag of the lowest cost producer of solar power in the world. The International Renewable Energy Agency’s (IRENA) latest report, ‘Renewable Power Generation Costs in 2018’ highlights the latest trends for each of the main renewable power technologies. And draws on the latest […]

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Cost of Renewable Power Dropped to a Record Low in 2018: Report

The Renewable energy Sources like solar, onshore Wind costs will see a further slide next year consistently cheaper than any other fossil fuel source says the newest IRENA report. Boosting the business case for Renewables in the world, costs of renewable sources like onshore wind and solar photovoltaic (PV) technologies will in the next year […]

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Global Access to Electricity is Growing, but Falling Short of Sustainable Energy Goals

Despite significant progress in recent years, the world is falling short of meeting the global energy targets set in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) for 2030.  Ensuring affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all by 2030 remains possible but will require more sustained efforts, particularly to reach some of the world’s poorest […]

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