The power system of Ireland is driving major changes that require a fundamental understanding of key challenges, including system frequency response, ramping services, voltage control and portfolio performance.
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This factsheet outlines how electricity supply options (renewable vs. traditional) can be appropriately compared. It is the first in a series of three tools to help break down these analyses for greater clarity and precision in weighing the cost effectiveness of renewable energy options.
This report examines cost reduction and technology improvement trends for a suite of renewable energy generation options, and it illuminates other factors that may influence their deployment through 2025.
This paper examines energy efficiency's role in boosting economic growth and reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
This report describes the range of choices available in renewable energy auctions and makes recommendations to facilitate optimal decision-making. The authors focus on challenges that need to be addressed and the alternatives that may be considered for each auction design element.
This report describes the electricity system by combining the expertise of over 65 country and technology specialists in 11 countries to provide a view of how the market will evolve.
This report describes how energy has become the central theme in discussions on alleviating poverty, promoting economic development and improving the quality of life of people.
This report describes how India is at the cusp of accelerating its economic growth, and industrial growth and improvements in agricultural productivity, though requiring electricity to propel production, are critical for creating jobs.
This journal article describes how urban population growth, improved living standards and dwindling water supplies in the United States are causing the demand for treated municipal water to exceed the supply.
This paper describes how the substantial increased use of ethanol in gasoline in the United States, spurred by a steady rise in the price of gasoline from 2006 to 2008, led to a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions but an increase in food prices in the country.