Tag Archives: Electricity

Tracking SDG7: The Energy Progress Report 2019

Tracking SDG7: The Energy Progress Report 2019, a new report produced by the International Energy Agency (IEA) the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), the World Bank and the World Health Organization (WHO), shows that despite the progress, reaching the remaining unserved people, including those connected to frail and overburdened …
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Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment Report 2018

This report by UN Environment, the Frankfurt School-UNEP Collaborating Centre, and Bloomberg New Energy Finance, finds that falling costs for solar electricity, and to some extent wind power, is continuing to drive deployment. The renewable energy market continues to make remarkable progress. Last year was the eighth in a row that global investment in renewables exceeded US$200 billion. Much of …
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The Future of Electricity

The WEF has just published the report “The Future of Electricity: New Technologies Transforming the Grid Edge.” According to the report, the electricity landscape is a prime example of the Fourth Industrial Revolution as it undergoes a transformation, becoming more complex than ever before with rapidly evolving technologies, declining costs, and shifting regulatory landscapes. The …
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Wind Energy Scenarios for 2030

The European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) has just published the report “Wind energy scenarios for 2030.” According to the report wind power can meet a quarter of Europe’s electricity demand by 2030 if Member States deliver on climate and energy pledges. Over the next 15 years, EWEA expects wind power installations in Europe to reach 320GW of capacity, which could …
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Advancing Europe’s energy system: stationary fuel cells in distributed generation

Europe’s energy systems are profoundly changing, with renewable energy sources capturing ever larger shares of power generation and energy systems increasingly decentralizing. In this transformation, innovative technologies for distributed generation of electricity and heat are important enablers. Stationary fuel cells can take Europe’s energy transition one step further, converting both fossil and green fuels to …
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The Future of Electricity

This new Forum report offers guidance on transforming the electricity sector to a more sustainable, affordable and reliable system; outlines recommendations to achieve an estimated $7.6 trillion in investments needed by 2040 to meet energy policy objectives. The report finds that the electricity sector faces increased uncertainties and declining returns for utilities as it seeks …
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Investing in Sustainable Energy Futures

This report released by the World Resources Institute (WRI) analyzes energy-related loan programs at the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the newly-created Clean Technology Fund (CTF). Despite the increase in sustainable energy initiatives, a limited number of loans financed by the World Bank, the IDB and ADB …
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Accelerating Smart Grid Investments

The World Economic Forum has just published a new report, “Accelerating Smart Grid Investments,” which it developed with Accenture and other industry experts. The study explains how smart grid technology brings together advances made in the information technology and telecommunications sectors to deliver a more resilient, more efficient and lower-carbon electricity system. Smart grids are …
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