Tendencias en RI

Renewable energy country attractiveness index

Rising interest rates and the end of quantitative easing are set to raise the cost and reduce the flow of the cheap capital that has underwritten the dramatic roll-out of renewable energy capacity over recent years.

At the same time, government subsidies for clean power are being reduced or eliminated around the world. It also finds that the plunging cost of battery technology is increasingly enabling the cost-effective pairing of storage with wind and solar, providing clean dispatchable power, while standalone batteries are proving able to compete on price with open cycle gas plants in providing flexible demand response services.



Assessing the Real Cost of Disasters

Disasters disrupt socio-economic activities and cause substantial damage. Yet, their full economic impact remains largely unknown, especially the cost of smaller disasters and indirect impacts such as those due to business disruptions. Similarly, little information exists on the total amount of public resources that countries devote to disaster risk management. Reliable, comprehensive and comparable data on the economic impact of disasters as well as on public spending on disaster management and risk prevention are essential for developing effective disaster risk management policies. This report provides an overview of countries' efforts to improve the quality and quantity of information on the costs of disasters.



Offshore Energy Outlook

Energy produced offshore is a major component of global oil and natural gas supply and could provide an increasingly important source of renewable electricity. Resources are enormous, but offshore projects have to prove their worth in a changing market and policy context, amid a variety of pressures on the world’s oceans.

More than a quarter of today’s oil and gas supply is produced offshore, mostly in the Middle East, the North Sea, Brazil, the Gulf of Mexico and the Caspian Sea. While offshore oil production has been relatively stable since 2000, natural gas output from offshore fields has risen by more than 50% over the same period. Offshore electricity generation, mainly from wind, has increased rapidly in recent years, notably in the relatively shallow coastal waters of Europe’s North Sea.



Atlas de Radiación y de Viento

En un trabajo conjunto con el IDEAM, se presenta la nueva versión del atlas de Radiación y de viento con mapas, datos, análisis e información actualizada sobre radiación solar global, entre otros, con una mejor resolución espacial y temporal, que permitirá conocer la distribución de la energía solar y eólica del territorio nacional.






En esta edición de nuestra revista digital, en la que participan destacados analistas -nacionales e interna- cionales-, y en la que se abordan diversos temas relacionados con el medio ambiente, quisiera resaltar algunos logros de nuestra misión, que hacen parte de los Objetivos del Desarrollo Sostenible ODS. Dentro de nuestra competencia estos son algunos ejemplos: Los puntos 7 (energías renovables), 9 (innovación e infraestructura), 12 (producción y consumo responsa- ble), 13 (acción por el clima), 14 (vida submarina) y 15 (vida de ecosistemas terrestres).