Category: Reports

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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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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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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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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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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Transition Finance in China’s Guangdong Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area

The Transition Finance in China’s Guangdong Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area report prepared by Climate Bonds Initiative discusses the principles that credible transition finance should adhere to and takes Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao (GBA) Greater Bay Area – an important economic powerhouse for China –  as a case for studying the application of transition finance concerning the low-carbon transition.

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A net zero UK financial centre

The UK Government announced in the Green Finance Roadmap its intention to create a world-leading net zero financial system. However, an important part of delivering this sustainable system lies in how the government supports private finance in going green. This briefing establishes exactly what is a net zero financial centre, and  outlines a suggested timeline for the sub sectors of the UK finance sector to transition to net zero.

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Energizing Finance in Ghana and Mozambique

The Energizing Finance research series consists of in-depth primary research and analysis by Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) and partners that examines supply and demand for finance across two key areas of energy access: electricity and clean cooking. Taking the Pulse shines a light on both the volume and type of capital – debt, equity, grants and affordability gap financing – challenges to achieving universal access and recommendations on actions required to achieve SDG7.

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De-risking Investments in North Macedonia

This report, developed by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) under the Climate Promise cooperation framework sets out to identify barriers and provide recommendations for de-risking of renewable energy investments, to support North Macedonia accelerate the implementation of its enhanced NDC.

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ASEAN Climate Action: A Review of Nationally Determined Contribution Submissions towards COP26

The Covid-19 pandemic adversely impacted the preparation of the NDCs and caused many countries, including some AMS, to submit their NDCs late. Despite this, the AMS have not lost sight of the need to take measures to minimise their carbon emissions. In light of the latest AMS submissions and the 26th Conference of the Parties (COP26), this brief reviews the information contained in the ten latest available NDCs of the AMS.

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Lazard’s Levelized Cost of Energy

Lazard’s latest annual Levelized Cost of Energy Analysis (LCOE 15.0) shows the continued cost-competitiveness of certain renewable energy technologies on a subsidized basis and the marginal cost of coal, nuclear and combined cycle gas generation. The costs of renewable energy technologies continue to decline globally, albeit at a slowing pace, reflecting reductions in capital costs, increased competition as the sector continues to mature and continued improvements in scale and technology.

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