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 of 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
Technology Roadmap: Delivering Sustainable Bioenergy
Re-examines the role of bioenergy in light of changes to the energy landscape over the past five years
Detailed market analysis and overview of renewable electricity, biofuels, and heat
Status of Power System Transformation 2017
An overview of current trends in the integration of renewables and local grid development across the globe
- Commentary: Renewable energy offers cost-effective options to cut carbon emissions from industry
9 November 2017
- Digitalization set to transform global energy system with profound implications for all energy actors
6 November 2017
- Commentary: The environmental case for natural gas
23 October 2017
Events & workshops
Energy Statistics Course March 2018
Identifying Technology Innovation Needs and Opportunities Under Mission Innovation Challenge n°2: Off-grid Access to Electricity
OECD Conference Centre, 2 rue André Pascal, 75016 Paris, France