This research paper suggests that energy, and mainly electricity, should be treated as a special case in the UK’s future relationship with the EU27, although forging a positive and constructive energy partnership will be tricky given the political sensitivities of the Brexit negotiations.
The paper provides a short country analysis of the existing alignment (or not) of South African national policies and strategies with its G20 commitments relating to climate change and renewable energy and its global climate commitments under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
The atlas graphically illustrates where the resources are, where the potential for expansion occurs and what the possible impacts on the environment could be. It also provides visual information on the challenges and opportunities to providing Africa’s population with access to reliable, affordable and modern energy services.
Energy leaders are certain that technology, in its many forms, is the key to a decarbonised energy future. Advances in electric storage and renewable energy are the key areas that have the potential to determine the pace and the scale of the energy transition.
This paper analyses the issues involved with developing green mini-grids for rural electrification. These are mini-grids powered by renewable energy resources – solar radiation, wind, hydro power or biomass – either exclusively or in combination with diesel generation.
Energy sustainability is based on three core dimensions: energy security, energy equity and environmental sustainability. This three constitute a ‘Trilemma’. The Energy Trilemma Index ranks countries’ energy performance around the world and provides a framework to benchmark progress.
The research conducted by the World Energy Council together with ADEME concludes that energy efficiency continues to improve all over the world but despite the significant advances, more can and should be done to improve the efficiency of energy production and use.
This report examines the evolution of the most critical emerging risks to the energy sector – extreme weather events, energy-water-food nexus and cyber threats – and identifies measures to respond through improved financing conditions for investments for energy infrastructure, including financial risk management. It also identifies seven recommendations, which aim at improving the financing of […]