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The COVID-19 pandemic continues to exact a tragic toll on lives and livelihoods and will greatly impact global energy use in the near term. Energy demand will fall 8% this year, and with a slow recovery, our whole energy demand forecast is rebased downwards by 8% relative to our previous forecast through to 2050.

The report finds it is unlikely that India – or indeed other countries – will be able to overtake the Gulf region to provide the world’s cheapest solar power in the near term.

Electricity generated from wind and solar is 30-50 per cent cheaper than previously thought, according to newly published UK government figures.

This report shows evidence that wind and solar have quickly increased to become a major source of electricity in most countries in the world, and are successfully reducing coal generation throughout the world.

The electricity demand forecast is an important input for the planning of the power sector to meet the future power requirement of various sectors of electricity consumption.

IRENA has developed Guiding Principles for Engaging in Cooperation Activities with the Private Sector.

On 21 July 2020 the Water Tribunal upheld an appeal by groundWork of a water use licence granted to the proposed Khanyisa coal-fired independent power producer owned by ACWA. On 21 July 2020 the Water Tribunal upheld groundWork’s appeal to set aside the Water Use Licence, due to lack of adequate public participation.

RES4Africa Foundation and Enel Foundation’s joint 3rd Flagship Publication “Scaling up Africa’s renewable power” is dedicated to de-risking renewable energy investments in Africa, at it is launched during a virtual event which sees the participation of key European and African institutions, as well as RE industry champions to shed light on the i

The outbreak of COVID-19 and the wide-ranging measures needed to slow its advance triggered an unprecedented collapse in oil demand, a surge in oil inventories, and a record one-month decline in oil prices in March 2020. This paper examines the likely implications of the 2020 oil price plunge for emerging market and developing economies.

COVID-19 and the oil prices crash induced by it have imposed a double whammy on fuel-exporting countries in Asia and the Pacific.

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