Implementation of new and
renewable energy technologies is always difficult due to the initial costs involved,
the low availability of finance for frontier projects, the frequent need for
successful public/private sector participation and adverse public perception.
Growing energy demand and
environmental consciousness have re-evoked human interest in wind energy. As a
result, wind is the fastest growing energy source in the world today.
Renewable energy technologies can help countries meet their policy goals for secure, reliable and affordable energy to expand electricity access and promote development. This paper is part of a series on the cost and performance of renewable energy technologies produced by IRENA.
audits are an inspection, survey, and analysis of energy consumption in a
building process or system. The end-goal of an energy audit is to
identify areas of high usage and waste and determine services and/or
systems that will reduce your energy demand or control usage - without
decreasing your production.
Preliminary data from the International Energy Agency (IEA) indicate that global emissions of carbon dioxide from the energy sector stalled in 2014, marking the first time in 40 years in which there was a halt or reduction in emissions of the greenhouse gas that was not tied to an economic downturn.