Tag Archives: Renewable energy

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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Renewable Energy Market Analysis: Southeast Asia

Energy consumption in Southeast Asia has doubled in just over two decades. With annual economic growth exceeding 4%, the region can expect energy demand to rise further in the years ahead. This regional market analysis from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) examines the challenges of economic and population growth, the need to boost energy …
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Renewable energy in Europe 2017: recent growth and knock-on effects

The EEA report shows that renewables have become a major contributor to the energy transition occurring in many parts of Europe. Growth in renewables continues to bolster climate change mitigation in the EU. The EU-wide share of renewable energy use increased from 15% in 2013 to 16% in 2014. This upward trend continued also in …
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Renewable Energy Progress Report 2015

The European Commission has just published the progress report on 2020 renewable energy targets, showing that the EU is on track to meet its 20% renewable energy targets. With a projected share of 15.3% of renewable energy in 2014 in the gross final energy consumption, the EU and the vast majority of Member States are …
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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 bubble economy : is sustainable growth possible? by Robert U. Ayres.

Overview: The global economy has become increasingly, perhaps chronically, unstable. Since 2008, we have heard about the housing bubble, subprime mortgages,banks “too big to fail,” financial regulation (or the lack of it), and the European debt crisis. Wall Street has discovered that it is more profitable to make money from other people’s money than by …
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Renewable Energy in Europe – approximated recent growth and knock-on effects

This report introduces several methods the European Environment Agency (EEA) has developed for assessing and communicating early RES growth and the important knock-on effects that RES growth has on the energy sector and related areas. The report provides specific information at EU and country level on estimated RES progress in 2013, estimated gross avoided carbon …
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IRENA Launches REsource: One-Stop-Shop For Worldwide Renewable Energy Information.

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), formed in 2009, is the first and only intergovernmental organization focused on building the industry internationally. Headquartered in Abu Dhabi, IRENA’s membership consists of 138 countries and the European Union. In addition to producing reports and holding an annual conference, IRENA works with governments to help them adopt policies that encourage …
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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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