Our latest modelling sets out the important role of renewable energy in the future energy system. Over the longer term, we expect a huge scale up of renewables to decarbonise the power sector and improve energy access. Renewables are also likely to grow in other sectors to provide low-carbon heat and transport solutions.
Access our latest long-term analysis to gain insight into potential future scenarios for renewable energy globally.
World Energy Outlook
Since 1993, IEA's World Energy Outlook (WEO) has provided medium- to long-term energy projections using the World Energy Model (WEM). The model is a large-scale simulation model designed to replicate how energy markets function and is the principal tool used to generate detailed sector-by-sector and region-by region projections for the WEO scenarios. Updated each year, the WEO highlights recent trends in energy and energy policies.
Energy Technology Perspectives Model
The IEA Energy Technology Perspectives (ETP) analysis offers a comprehensive, long-term view of energy system trends and technologies essential to meet goals for affordable, secure and low-carbon energy.
Our work on Renewables
Released October 2017
Explore the key findings from our latest report on renewables, including market analysis and overview of renewable electricity, biofuels, and heat
System Integration of Renewables (SIR)
The IEA aims to identify global best practice for integrating renewable energy into power grids and the wider energy system
Policies and Measures Database (PAMS)
The Joint IEA/IRENA database provides country-validated information on the renewables policies and measures of more than 140 countries
Good data is an essential component of effective policy making on renewable energy. Access our global datasets here
The IEA’s renewables work receives valuable inputs from governments, industry and technical experts through the working party (REWP) and the industry advisory board (RIAB)
Future Scenarios for Renewables
Access our latest modelling and analysis to gain insight into potential future scenarios for renewables globally
Status of Power System Transformation 2018
Provides a comprehensive overview of how power plants can contribute to making power systems more flexible
Renewable Energy Policies in a Time of Transition
Joint report by IRENA, the IEA and REN21, identifies key barriers and policy options to boost renewable energy deployment
Renewable Heat Policies
This paper examines the heat policies of nine IEA member and partner countries
- Commentary: Progress with solar heat in India
3 July 2018
- IEA report highlights need for policy action to improve power system flexibility
24 May 2018
- Only 4 out of 38 clean-energy technologies are on track to meet long-term climate goals
23 May 2018
Events & workshops
WorkshopSystems Integration Side EventYokohama, Japan
WorkshopEU4Energy Policy Forum on BioenergyVienna, Austria
WorkshopEnhancing the Impact of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Policies - A joint workshop of the IEA Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Working PartiesFrench Ministry of Foreign Affairs Ministerial Conference Centre, Paris