PUBLICATIONS



Working Paper: Transition risks for Argentina’s agricultural sector

The Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria (INTA) and NewClimate analyse the transition risks faced by Argentina’s export-oriented agriculture sector in the context of increasingly carbon-constrained commodity trade. The report suggests that Argentina should find ways of reconciling plans to promote its agri-export model with its stated climate ambition. By exploring and implementing mitigation options that help the sector reduce its emission intensity, Argentina can strengthen its position as a key exporter of agriculture commodities on world markets.

Replacing Suralaya coal with solar PV: Initiating a fair and inclusive energy transition in Indonesia

This presentation sets out our analysis of Indonesian government announced plans to replace 3.4GW of coal units at Suralaya with new grid-connected solar PV. We examine a range of climate and wider socioeconomic impacts, explore feasibility and offer recommendations to ensure coal phase-out is delivered in a fair and inclusive manner. The slides formed the basis of focus group discussions with key energy sector stakeholders in Indonesia.

Kenya Power’s Decarbonising the Energy Mix Initiative

The scoping study aims to support Kenya Power’s Decarbonise the Energy Mix Initiative that is included in the company’s Strategic Plan 2018-2023 by analysing potential challenges associated with power sector decarbonisation and suitable intervention options to overcome these challenges.

The Kenyan cooking sector – Opportunities for climate action and sustainable development

This study provides new and additional insights on the specific link between residential cooking solutions, climate change, health impacts and associated sustainable development objectives in Kenya. It builds on the 2019 National Cooking Sector Study and uses scenario modelling to present different possible development pathways for the Kenyan residential cooking sector, estimating their respective impact on GHG emissions and human health.

Climate change and sustainable development in the Kenyan electricity sector – Impacts of electricity sector development on Kenya’s NDC

The objective of this report is to synthesize the analysis and results from analytical and capacity support activities undertaken as part of the “Ambition to Action” (A2A) project in Kenya between March 2017 and December 2019. The insights aim to inform policy planning in the Kenyan electricity sector and to feed into the discussions around more ambitious climate targets for successive NDCs, aligned with the country’s sustainable development agenda, and the long-term strategy.

Three Indonesian solar-powered futures

This report takes a closer look at solar photovoltaic (PV) as a clean alternative to coal-powered electricity supply for Indonesia. We establish a sense of direction and scale of the impacts of solar PV deployment on energy security, emissions, employment, air pollution, and SDGs. With analyses such as this one we hope to inform and inspire support for energy and climate policy that truly reflects Indonesia’s ‘highest possible ambition’ towards achieving prosperity and fighting climate change.

A roadmap for the power supply sector in Argentina – Implications of ambitious climate action for policy and investment

The “Ambition to Action” (A2A) project provided support to the Argentinian NDC process between March 2017 and December 2019. This report provides a synthesis of the results of three years of supporting governmental and non-governmental constituencies with analytical support for the energy supply sector. At the core of the work were three strands. 1) Scenario analysis to support the understanding of the implication of the long term temperature goals of the Paris Agreement. 2) Analysis of socio-economic impacts of the energy transition, especially regarding employment and industrial development. And 3) a framework to help better understand the technical challenges of the energy transition in the power sector.

Domestic expenditure and employment impacts of power sector development in Thailand

This paper presents the results of a modelling assessment to estimate the expenditure, investment and employment impacts of three different power sector development scenarios for Thailand, using the EIM-ES model created by the A2A project.

The role of renewable energy mini-grids in Kenya’s electricity sector

This report synthesises available analyses on the role and potential of mini-grids in Kenya and explores how this technology can help the country attain its goal of universal electrification by 2022, and also contribute to the achievement of other related development objectives. The synthesis aims to provide policy makers with the required evidence and justification for elevating the position of off-grid solutions in electricity sector development and planning and the political agenda.

The role of geothermal and coal in Kenya’s electricity sector

This study aims at supporting decision making in the electricity sector by comparing the two main power generation technologies that are considered baseload electricity supply options in Kenya, namely geothermal and coal, and the impact of developing these technologies on generation costs, affordability of electricity, and overall flexibility and reliability of electricity supply. In addition, the report quantifies the impact that geothermal and coal-based power generation has on employment creation, health and climate change.

Scoping study Industrial development in Thailand: Renewable energy sector

This Scoping Study presents an overview of the renewable energy sector in Thailand to inform our project’s work on industrial development potential, including an initial assessment of local activity along key value chains and mapping of stakeholders and policies.

Grid integration of variable renewables in Indonesia

This policy brief presents a number of considerations for Indonesia related to integrating variable renewables into a power grid, looks at how these relate to the local energy context, and offers direction to prepare for future integration of significant levels of solar and wind energy in emerging power grids.

Power sector NDC-alignment in Indonesia

This report looks at the alignment of current and planned developments in the Indonesian power sector and how these relate to the Indonesia’s first NDC

Power sector NDC-alignment in Argentina

This report looks at the alignment of current and planned developments in the power sector in Argentina and how these relate to the Argentina’s first NDC

Grid integration of variable renewables in Argentina

Integration of high shares of renewables is an important consideration for decarbonisation of the power sector. A2A organised a workshop with stakeholders on the integration of renewable energy technologies into the Argentinean electricity system.

Paris-compatibility of Argentina’s energy pathways

This report discusses the Paris-compatibility of Argentina’s energy pathways developed under the Plataforma Escenarios Energéticos Argentina 2040 initiative.