Tag: low carbon

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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Low Carbon Future for Middle East and Central Asia: IMF Paper

The purpose of this departmental paper is to identify the menu of fiscal policy options which would allow the region to fulfil its emissions reduction commitment. Specifically, the paper examines and estimates the trade-off between two broad categories of fiscal policies: public investments, for example in renewable sources of energy, and measures that raise the effective price of fossil fuels.

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Long-term energy scenarios: Report

The report provides a comparative analysis of 24 LTES and 36 scenario-based LT-LEDS from a total of 45 countries. It considers the institutional and governance framework in which LTES and scenario-based LT-LEDS publications are developed, including the level of institutional coordination, stakeholder consultation, type of publication, and highlights from these publications. Additionally, it assesses the coverage of energy transition elements included in the scenarios of these publications.

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UNECE Renewable Energy Status Report 2022

The report reviews the progress made in harnessing renewable energy and energy efficiency in 17 member countries of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) as well as Kosovo. The report serves as an update to the previous edition released in 2017 and presents the most upto-date data and analysis on the policy landscape, market developments, and investment in renewables and efficiency in the region.

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Delivering the low-carbon transition in emerging markets and developing economies

A review of the impact and achievements of some trailblazing governments, corporates, investors, and civil society across EM&DEs over the last decade also reveals the opportunities that transitioning to a low-carbon economy can generate. In this piece, the authors provide Macquarie’s perspective on why supporting decarbonisation in EM&DEs is central to global climate change mitigation efforts.

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Blueprints for Climate Finance in Kenya

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Kenya has embarked on a low carbon, resilient recovery plan. A study from GNIplus that tracked climate finance flows in Kenya revealed that only one third of needed annual climate finance flowed to climate-related investments in 2018. Of that, 80% of the climate finance tracked flowed mostly to mitigation sectors such as energy. 

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Year in review: China’s climate goals withstand heat

President Xi Jinping’s carbon neutrality pledge at the United Nations in September 2020 set in motion a massive build-up of national policy, legislation and regulation on decarbonisation, with unprecedented speed. Barely two months later, Xi announced a set of more ambitious 2030 targets at the Climate Ambition Summit. And then, in March 2021, China’s top legislators approved the 14th Five Year Plan (FYP) with a whole host of climate and energy targets for 2025.

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Renewable energy transition in the US – Separating perception from reality

Most countries are targeting net-zero emissions by 2050, and the US administration supports a goal of emission-free electricity by 2035. How difficult will it be to get there? This report explores five of the most commonly raised challenges: comparing costs of wind and solar versus conventional generation, integrating variable renewables, managing supply chain constraints, addressing disaster vulnerability, and meeting future electricity and renewable electricity demand.

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Decarbonizing Low- to Medium-Temperature Industrial Heat Across the G-20

The report “Hot Spots for Renewable Heat: Decarbonizing Low- to Medium-Temperature Industrial Heat Across the G-20” is has been prepared by a collaboration between World Business Council on Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and BloombergNEF. This report is intended to provide guidance on the markets that are particularly attractive for renewable heat solutions. It also explores the applicability of specific technology solutions.

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Renewables Readiness Assessment: Paraguay

The Renewables Readiness Assessment (RRA) process for Paraguay has identified key actions for accelerating the deployment of renewable energy in the country. This report by IRENA examines Paraguay’s energy institutions and their governance, long-term energy planning practices, and the socio-economic benefits of promoting renewable and low-carbon technologies in the end-use sectors.

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A hydrogen vision for the UK

There is a growing conversation around the role that hydrogen can play in the future of the UK, and how to best harness its potential to secure jobs, show climate leadership, promote industrial competitiveness and drive innovation. The Government’s ‘Ten Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution’ included hydrogen as one of its ten actions, targeting 5GW of ‘low carbon’ hydrogen production by 2030. Britain is thus joining the EU, US, Japan, Germany and a host of other countries seeking to be part of the hydrogen economy of the future.

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ADB and Japan enhance their joint efforts to promote clean energy in ASEAN Region

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) have signed a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) for clean energy promotion in South-East Asia. The cooperation, under the Cleaner Energy Future Initiative for ASEAN (CEFIA), will strengthen their efforts in the areas that focus on energy transition including renewable energy, energy conservation and efficiency.

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