Publication


22
Jul 2014

Ocean energy offers the potential for long-term carbon emissions reduction but is unlikely to make a significant short term contribution before 2020 due to its nascent stage of development. In 2009, additionally installed ocean capacity was less than 10 MW worldwide, yielding a cumulative installed capacity of approximately 300 MW by the end of 2009. All ocean energy technologies, except tidal barrages, are conceptual, undergoing research and development (R&D), or are in the pre-commercial prototype and demonstration stage. The performance of ocean energy technologies is anticipated to improve steadily over time as experience is gained and new......

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Hydropower

Hydropower offers signifi cant potential for carbon emissions reductions. The installed capacity of hydropower by the end of 2008 contributed 16% of worldwide electricity supply, and hydropower remains the largest source of renewable energy in the...


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Geothermal Energy

Geothermal energy has the potential to provide long-term, secure base-load energy and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions. Accessible geothermal energy from the Earth’s interior supplies heat for direct use and to generate electric energy. Climate change...


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Direct Solar Energy

Solar energy is abundant and offers signifi cant potential for near-term (2020) and long-term (2050) climate change mitigation.There are a wide variety of solar technologies of varying maturities that can, in most regions of...


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Bioenergy

Bioenergy is embedded in complex ways in global biomass systems for food, fodder and fi bre production and for forest products; in wastes and residue management; and in the everyday living of the developing countries’ poor. Bioenergy...


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Renewable Energy and Climate Change

All societies require energy services to meet basic human needs (e.g., lighting, cooking, space comfort, mobility, communication) and to serve productive processes. The quality of energy is important to the development process (Cleveland et al., 1984; Brookes,...


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Sustainable Energy for Albania

The actual energy system in Albania is currently based completely at the hydroenergy. There are enormous doubts on its sustainability, as there are limited generation capacities towards the growing demand. On the other side it is...


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