Environment reports: potential and challenges of deploying clean energy across continents

Here's an overview of recently released reports and studies on renewable energy 

By DTE Staff
Published: Tuesday 29 May 2018
Credit: Quinn Dombrowski

Developing a secure low-carbon energy infrastructure in Southern Africa, which reels under energy poverty, is needed to meet it growing power demand. A paper by the Stockholm Environment Institute identifies how centralised and decentralised approaches can help countries work together to develop a secure low-carbon energy infrastructure to ensure universal energy access? Read more

On a similar note, this report by Climate Policy Initiative examines the challenge of managing India’s renewable energy growth with increased flexibility in the system. It explores the roads to renewable energy penetration in India along different dimensions, including social costs, macroeconomic impacts, environmental impacts and financial risk. It also tries to address the dual issue of flexibility and stranded assets and looks at the plausibility of using existing coal-based power plants as flexibility reserves. Read more

In a bid to answer crucial questions on deploying offshore wind power in Northern Europe, this report by International Energy Agency tries to understand the potential for offshore wind in Northern Europe and at what costs. It also explores industrial productions that can be decarbonised if green energy is available in plenty. Read more

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