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Energy subsidies: Evolution in the global energy transformation to 2050

The energy sector lacks a standard definition of subsidies. This paper contributes to research on how subsidies are calculated – for fossil-fuels, renewables and the sector as a whole.

  • April 2020
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  • Costs, Policy
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  • English

Global Renewables Outlook: Energy transformation 2050

This outlook highlights climate-safe investment options until 2050, policies for transition and specific regional challenges. It also explores options to eventually cut emissions to zero.

  • April 2020
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  • Energy Transition, Policy
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  • English, Arabic, French, Chinese, German, Spanish

Renewables Readiness Assessment: Republic of Azerbaijan

As Azerbaijan seeks to diversify its economy, a renewable-based energy system would offer socio-economic benefits, introduce innovative technologies, and provide viable low-carbon solutions.

  • March 2020
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  • Policy, Finance & Investment
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  • English
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  • Azerbaijan

Renewable energy finance: Green bonds

Renewables have emerged as a major recipient of green bond proceeds. This brief highlights the need for more green bonds to drive sustainable, climate safe, energy finance.

  • January 2020
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  • Finance & Investment
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  • English

Renewable energy finance: Institutional capital

Transforming the global energy system calls for massive mobilisation of capital. This brief provides recommendations to harness institutional investment for renewable energy projects.

  • January 2020
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  • Finance & Investment
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  • English

Renewable energy finance: Sovereign guarantees

To make renewables bankable, investors need assurances against default due to various country-level risks. This brief examines sovereign guarantees and other risk mitigation options.

  • January 2020
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  • Finance & Investment
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  • English

النهوض بمصادر الطاقة المتجددة في البلدان النامية

يستعرض هذا التقرير التقدم المحرز في المشاريع المدعومة من مبادرة تسهيل المشاريع للوكالة الدولية للطاقة المتجددة وصندوق أبوظبي للتنمية. وهي شراكة لتوسيع الوصول إلى الطاقة المتجددة في البلدان النامية وتحقيق أهداف التنمية المستدامة.

  • January 2020
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  • Finance & Investment, Energy Transition
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  • English, Arabic

10 Years: Progress to Action

IRENA's 10th Assembly booklet charts global advances over the past decade and calls for a new Decade of Action on renewables. Comparative graphs and data illuminate the road ahead.

  • January 2020
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  • Energy Transition, Finance & Investment
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  • English

NDCs in 2020

The brief, released at the global climate meeting COP25, underlines the opportunity to address the climate threat, decarbonise energy use and simultaneously achieve multiple Sustainable Development Goals.

  • December 2019
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  • Climate Change, Finance & Investment
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  • English

Advancing Renewables in Developing Countries

The IRENA/ADFD Project Facility represents a partnership between the two key organisations to promote renewable energy in developing countries. This report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) reviews concrete progress over the first five years of their joint facility to finance such projects.

  • January 2019
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  • Off-grid for Energy Access, Finance & Investment
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  • English
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  • Maldives, Mali

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