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The top 10 geothermal countries of 2020
Energy

The top 10 geothermal countries of 2020

The geothermal power generation capacity around the world was 15,608 MW in 2020. In comparison to 2019, only 202 MW was added. This limited growth was due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The United States, Indonesia and the Philippines are the top 3 geothermal energy producers.

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Source: ThinkGeoEnergy
The top 10 emerging technologies of 2020
Circular EconomyEnergyHealth

The top 10 emerging technologies of 2020

The 10 technologies offer solutions to the two most important global challenges of the moment: global health and climate change. The sun’s energy is able to covert waste carbon dioxide into valuable materials to reduce the carbon footprint. And virtual organs will be created for diagnoses.

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Source: World Economic Forum
New microgrid R&D programme
Energy

Shaping the carbon-neutral economy of the future

Engie launched a new hydrogen-based energy storage system on Semakau Island, Singapore, to explore solutions for green electricity access in Southeast Asia and the future of urban power distribution, as well as climate-friendlier cooling systems and data centres.

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Source: Eco-Business
Deep-Sea Mineral Platform
EnergyICTOceans

Staying ahead of the battery boom

To meet the growing demand for seabed minerals and create the space needed for mineral sourcing manufacturers and metal markets to take thoughtful action on this topic, the World Economic Forum has launched the Deep-Sea Minerals Dialogue.

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Source: World Economic Forum
Low-carbon energy systems
Energy

Plugging the energy investment gap

Access to renewable energy finance remains a key challenge for developing nations. The Climate Investment Platform blends the capabilities and resources of IRENA, SEforAll, UNDP and the Green Climate Fund to initiate a step change in developing countries’ pursuit of low-carbon energy ambitions.

 

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Source: IRENA
Smart energy systems
EnergyGender

Innovations addressing the needs of women

Research indicates how energy innovations that ignore the gendered nature of domestic chores can undermine the ability of new policies to achieve more flexibility. Considering gender when designing such innovations is therefore crucial to avoid reinforcing income inequalities.

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Source: The Conversation