Category: Knowledge Centre

United States Clean Power Update Q2 2021

The report has been prepared by the American Clean Power. The U.S. clean energy industry installed 5,620 MW of clean power capacity in the second quarter of 2021—a record for second quarter installations. Additions in the first half of the year total 9,915 MW, supplanting 2020 as the most active first six months for installations.

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European Market Outlook for Residential Battery Storage

This report has been prepared by SolarPower Europe. The report delves into the specific features of the top 4 largest European markets, which will continue to provide the strongest push for home batteries across the continent. In this five-year analysis, Germany is poised to remain the undisputed leader in the field of residential storage, followed by Italy by some distance.

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Research on Applications of Low Wind Speed Power in ASEAN

ASEAN has rich renewable potential such as hydropower, solar power, and geothermal energy, including untapped high-speed and low-speed wind potential. As located mostly in the tropical hemisphere, the region’s potential is mostly on low wind speed. This report explores a redefined wind turbine technology which taking the advantage of the low wind speed potential, namely the low-wind-speed power (LWSP).

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Best practices for broadening the ownership of renewables

Using a case study approach, the white paper highlights the different ways in which communities actively participate in energy decision making around the world and harness renewable energy’s potential to deliver economic, social and environmental benefits for a just transition. The paper also provides a checklist and additional resources that energy communities could consider when developing a renewable energy initiative. 

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Sustainable finance taxonomy in Europe

Lowering the ambition of the EU green taxonomy creates a cascading geopolitical risk. This briefing makes the case for ensuring that the economic activities included in the EU green taxonomy continue to be categorised in line with the principles set out in the Taxonomy Regulation, to avoid reputational damage for Europe, and the weakening of climate ambition internationally.

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Understanding Round-the-Clock Tenders in India

This report examines key tender conditions applicable to the RTC-1 and 2 tenders and briefly evaluates their impact on the relevant projects and stakeholders (discoms and developers), while also analysing the tenders’ alignment with the intrinsic demand-based approach of the RTC mode of power supply. Following this, it describes prospective methodologies available to RTC power developers for setting up the relevant projects.

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Lessons from Leading Utilities in the US

Good for business, good for customers, and supportive of decarbonization goals, electrification efforts are gaining momentum among electric utilities.  But when it comes to implementing electrification programs, the details are paramount. In this white paper, ICF shares case studies from three U.S. utilities that are leading the charge.

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Decarbonising heavy-duty trucking and accelerating the European hydrogen economy

Trucking is only one of many possible use cases for hydrogen. However, it makes economic sense to make trucking an early priority, because most market projections suggest trucking will be one of the first applications to be economic as hydrogen production costs decline. As economies of scale are reached in the sector, it will enable the use of low-carbon hydrogen across all sectors that need it to decarbonise.

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China’s power crisis and wind industry opportunity

China’s wind industry is now competing successfully with its coal industry without any support and it is estimated that between 10.7 and 15.1 GW of new offshore wind capacity will come online in 2021. The country’s wind market has reached economies of scale, coupling with a highly robust localised supply chain and technical innovation, it is now in the position to supplant coal as China’s main electric source.

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The Governance of US Wholesale Power Markets

This paper “The Governance of Wholesale Power Markets” prepared by Bentham Paulos of Clean Energy States Alliance is the second in a series designed to help state officials and other stakeholders understand wholesale electricity markets. It looks especially at the role of regional transmission organizations (RTOs) and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in operating regional wholesale power markets.

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Climate Action in the Middle East and North Africa

Investment in projects dealing with water, sanitation, transport, renewable energy and energy efficiency is essential for Mediterranean countries to meet the challenges of climate change. CAMENA encourages this investment in several ways: it facilitates project preparation and implementation; it expands the capacity and capabilities of project promoters; and it mobilises public and private-sector finance.

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Wind energy digitalisation in Europe

Over the last two decades digitalisation has been transforming the power sector in a remarkable way. It has helped to reduce the costs of various grid and generation applications, to improve their performance and to multiply environmental benefits for energy consumers. This transformation has also been affecting the entire wind energy supply chain, from wind turbine manufacturing to daily wind farm operation and decommissioning.

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Cross-Border Electricity Trading for Tajikistan: A Roadmap

The central purpose of this report is to guide policy making at all levels to facilitate effective cross-border integration of electricity markets to the benefit of Tajikistan as well as the region. This report can serve as a roadmap to support the Tajikistan’s National Development Strategy for 2030, which includes goals to export at least 10 TWh of its hydropower generation and to undertake reforms to improve the performance and sustainability of its power sector.

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IRENA’s Energy Transition Support to Strengthen Climate Action

International Renewable Energy Agency’s (IRENA’s) role is pivotal in supporting countries to enhance and implement their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and to meet climate pledges. IRENA has been engaging with 72 Parties of the 2015 Paris Agreement to support their efforts to enhance their climate pledges and implement the existing climate action plan through the energy transition.

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A flexible power system in Europe

The report “A flexible power system in Europe: Integrated vision for flexibility to enable the clean energy future” has been prepared by Eurelectric. The report showcases the steps to procure flexibility solutions via a market-based approach with concrete examples coming from different companies in Europe. In this respect, Eurelectric has identified a set of key principles that align with the current European regulatory framework and that should guide development of upcoming network codes.

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Renewables on the Rise in United States

The last decade has proven that clean energy can power American homes, businesses and industry, and has put America on the cusp of a dramatic shift away from polluting energy sources. With renewable energy prices falling and new energy-saving technologies being developed every day, businesses, cities, states, and the nation should work to obtain 100% of our energy from clean, renewable sources.

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Mission 2070: A Green New Deal for a Net Zero India

This white paper has been prepared by World Economic Forum in collaboration with Kearney and Observer Research Foundation. This paper builds the case for why India’s green transformation is an attractive, vital and mandatory component of its overall economic transformation. A Green New Deal for India will necessarily implicate the five sectors that contribute to almost all its GHG emissions: Energy, Mobility, Industry, Green Buildings and Agriculture.

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Renewable Energy for Agri-food Systems

This report jointly developed by the International Renewable Energy Agency and the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations analyses the role of renewable energy in agri-food systems and the opportunity they offer to advance energy and food security objectives as well as contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement. The joint report outlines an 8-point action agenda to scale up renewable energy use in the agriculture sector. 

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Advice for US States on 100% Clean Energy Planning

The paper “Advice for States on 100% Clean Energy Planning Part One: The Process for Producing a Plan” was prepared by Warren Leon of Clean Energy States Alliance. To successfully achieve a 100% clean energy goal, a state will need to develop and implement a sound plan of action. This paper, Part One of a two-part series, provides advice for states on the planning process, the organization of a plan, and the presentation of results.

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