Category: Reports

International Green Hydrogen Report 2023

The 2023 edition of the report covers the latest updates across the globe, including key jurisdictions across Europe, Asia-Pacific, Africa and The Americas, highlighting key funding and support schemes, and exciting projects happening across the space. This year, the report also includes new chapters for Denmark, Morocco, Sweden, India, Argentina, Chile and The United States.

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US Offshore Wind Transmission: Report

The US has one of the most ambitious clean energy goals, much of which will depend on achieving the 2030 goal of 30 GW offshore wind (OSW) capacity. There is an urgent need to plan the transmission grid necessary for achieving these ambitions. The most efficient long-term grid development routes may be closed if proactive and comprehensive planning for long-term transmission needs is not undertaken immediately, while the more appealing near-term transmission alternatives will also not be identified.

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Italy Energy Policy Review 2023

Italy in 2022 successfully reduced its reliance on Russian natural gas imports, by signing new contracts with alternative suppliers, making use of the pipeline and LNG infrastructure that it has built up over the last decade. Reducing overall demand for natural gas through an accelerated shift to alternative energy sources and a stronger focus on energy efficiency, especially in the building sector, will not only further strengthen energy security, but also help the country meet its climate targets.

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Low-cost finance for the energy transition: Report

The need to scale up the deployment of technologies such as green hydrogen, energy storage and offshore wind has become increasingly critical to the success of the global energy transition and to meeting global climate goals. The report offers lessons from historical cost reduction trends for solar PV and onshore wind technologies, enabling innovative frameworks that can adopted to accelerate the deployment of new and critical low-carbon technologies.

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Preventing Electric Truck Gridlock in US: RMI Report

Even though heavy-duty trucks make up 4 percent of vehicles on the road in the United States, they are responsible for 20 percent of the transportation system’s pollution. Electrifying trucks nationwide can significantly reduce air pollution and improve health impacts, all while decreasing owners’ operating and maintenance costs. This report offers a background of electric trucks and their market potential as well as an overview of the challenges facing rapid electrification in the industry. 

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Europe’s Power Generation Trends: Report

Europe’s power system weathered a turbulent winter with the help of reduced demand combined with record renewable generation. A coal ‘comeback’ never materialised, as EU coal power fell compared to last winter. As Europe headed towards the end of 2022, the ongoing gas crisis combined with low nuclear and hydro output led to concerns about how countries would keep the lights on over winter.

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ASEAN Renewable Energy Regional Approach: Report

The long-term roadmap for the ASEAN region includes identifying seven key strategies to strengthen the enabling environment, attract climate financing, promote research and development, increase investment attractiveness, establish an ASEAN renewable energy facility, enhance interconnection, and catalyse future investments. ASEAN member countries must learn from each other in formulating robust policies and competitive renewable energy markets in the region.

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A Roadmap for Michigan’s EV Future: Report

Using economic modeling from 2024 to 2040, the report highlights the importance of Michigan seizing the opportunities electrification presents. Additionally, it presents policy recommendations to help Michigan attract and retain good jobs, support workers and ensure local communities benefit from the transition.

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Renewable Energy in Southeast Europe: Report

Renewable energy in the five EU member states in Southeast Europe – Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Romania and Slovenia – has been the fastest developing segment of the energy industry over the last few years and is poised to reach new heights. This is the main conclusion in the 2023 edition of Renewable Energy in Southeast Europe – a regional report by SeeNext. It includes an in-depth financial analysis covering the performance of 2,567 companies in the period 2019-2021, a comprehensive overview of changes in the regulatory framework in all five countries, and information on key investments and M&A deals.

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Unified National Power Market System in China

This report “”Building a Unified National Power Market System in China” examines the role of power markets in China and the pathways to develop a national market. The analysis focuses on short-term markets because they have the potential to unlock flexibility the system needs in light of renewables growth and changing weather patterns. The report provides recommendations to improve markets’ co-ordination across the country as well as within the provinces.

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US Offshore Wind Development Strategy

On March 29, 2023, DOE released ‘Advancing Offshore Wind Energy in the United States, U.S. Department of Energy Strategic Contributions Toward 30 Gigawatts and Beyond’ strategy, which is a comprehensive summary of its role to meet the country’s OSW target. The strategy has divided the OSW efforts by the DOE into four pillars – Near-Term Offshore Wind (NOW), Floating Offshore Wind Accelerated Research and Development (FORWARD), CONNECT and TRANSFORM.

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Greece Energy Policy Review 2023

Following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Greece is reducing its reliance on Russian energy imports and ensuring secure access to energy by diversifying its supply and increasing domestic energy production. Despite these notable successes, significant challenges remain. Fossil fuels still account for most of Greece’s energy use and stronger efforts are needed on energy efficiency. In this report, the IEA provides a range of energy policy recommendations to help Greece smoothly manage its transition to a secure, efficient and flexible carbon neutral energy system.

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ASEAN Energy Efficiency and Transport Sector: Report

This report provides valuable insights into the policy trends and best practices for EE&C measures within the transportation sector in the ASEAN region. It also highlights the need for greater policy actions on EE&C in the road transportation to ensure that the increase in mobility will not impact the region’s energy security, environmental sustainability, and economic prosperity. 

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Accelerate Solar for US Community Institutions: Report

This report explores how philanthropic foundations have supported the deployment of solar and solar plus battery storage (solar+storage) at community-serving institutions, including multifamily affordable housing, community centers, senior care facilities, educational facilities, and health centers in low- and moderate-income (LMI) communities in the United States. It provides a menu of strategies that foundations can use to bring clean energy benefits to LMI households and communities.

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Australia Energy Policy Review 2023

Since the IEA’s last review in 2018, Australia has significantly raised its climate ambitions, with the 2022 Climate Change Act doubling the target for emissions reductions by 2030 and setting the goal of reaching net zero emissions by 2050. To match these increased ambitions, Australia is seeking to update its existing strategies, starting with the preparation of a new emissions reduction plan for 2050. Such efforts would support both climate and energy security goals.

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Low-Carbon Hydrogen Report

The findings indicate that with government support, declining renewable energy costs, rapid technological advances, and a growing focus on decarbonization and sustainability, the demand for low-carbon hydrogen will increase manifold in the coming years. E&U organizations expect low-carbon hydrogen to meet up to 18% of energy demand by 2050.

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Impacts Of California’s Clean Cars Rule: Report

The Clean Air Act allows California to adopt stronger pollution standards than the federal government and for other states to follow suit. California recently adopted its Advanced Clean Cars II (ACC II) rule, setting a 100 percent zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) sales standard by 2035. New research uses the Energy Policy Simulator to assess the impact of additional state adoption of California’s Advanced Clean Cars II rule, setting a 100 percent zero-emission vehicles sales standard by 2035.

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UK Net Zero-Aligned Financial Centre: Report

In this report, E3G and Re:Pattern set out proposals for goals, themes, objectives and indicators to guide the Net Zero-Aligned Financial Centre to success. They might be used, as part of a regular monitoring process, to ensure the UK remains on track. It builds on E3G’s earlier work on the Net Zero-Aligned Financial Centre, and draws on input from a range of financial services professionals and experts.  

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How Southeast Asia Should Embrace Hydrogen: Report

The production of hydrogen within the ASEAN region can significantly strengthen the energy security of ASEAN Member States (AMS) by reducing their dependence on fossil fuels imports. The demand for hydrogen is projected to grow moderately but steadily until 2030, and then grow faster up to 2050 to meet global climate ambitions.

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Armenia Energy Profile: IEA Report

Prompted by a severe electricity supply crisis in the mid-1990s, Armenia has revamped its energy sector over the past 20 years. Parts of the sector have been privatised, some companies have been restructured, most households now have access to gas, and cost-reflective tariffs have been introduced. This has led to ample investment in capacity and networks, which has considerably improved reliability; funding came mainly from the donor community, upon which Armenia still relies for support.

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