This study examines the opportunities and constraints associated with the development of second-generation biofuels in the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) region, based on a review of existing environmentally sound technologies that can be accessed by small and medium ent
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This guidebook is intended to serve as a resource for countries in Africa as they consider options to develop bioenergy production capacity. Some level of bioenergy production capacity exists in Africa, though not on a large scale.
This market report from the Geothermal Energy Association provides an overview of the international geothermal power industry in 2011-2012. The authors find that global geothermal energy growth has far outpaced growth in the United States.
This document provides an analysis of the energy situation in West Africa as well as the region’s needs and options for energy development in the near future. The authors run the IRENA energy planning tool under four different scenarios and share their results.
This report finds that in order to stabilize the global temperature at an acceptable level, USD 34 billion of additional public funding is required to stimulate private capital for green investments.
This study offers one of the first perspectives on the job-creation role of rural energy access. The authors find that there is significant potential for job creation due to rural energy access initiatives, especially small-scale renewables.
This report explores the experiences and challenges of the renewable energy sector to date, both in meeting the requirements of South Africa’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (RE IPPPP) and in planning for its longer-term implementation.
This report examines clean energy predictions and realities around the world. It includes much data and country case studies that give a realistic overview of the international energy picture through 2030.
This report details a recent exploration of climate finance readiness in Tanzania. The authors detail markets, policy, finance and the projected future of climate readiness in the country. And, they offer suggestions for policy and program development to improve climate readiness.
This report presents the status of energy efficiency and renewable energy deployment in Algeria.