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Small Island Developing States Signal High Ambition to Address Climate Change and Scale-Up Renewables

October 17, 2017 - in Event Coverage, Events

Male, Maldives — Ministers and senior officials representing 30 countries and organizations from across the world met in Malé, Maldives, signalling the determination of small island developing states (SIDS) to strengthen global efforts to…

Renewable Energy Employs 9.8 Million People Worldwide, New IRENA Report Finds

May 25, 2017 - in Energy, Featured, Renewables

Abu Dhabi, U.A.E — More than 9.8 million people were employed in the renewable energy sector in 2016, according to a new report from the International…

2016 a Record Year for Renewables, Latest IRENA Data Reveals

March 30, 2017 - in Energy, Renewables

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 30 March 2017 — Global renewable energy generation capacity increased by 161 gigawatts (GW) in 2016, making the strongest year ever…

Eliminating Energy-Related Carbon Emissions Possible, New IRENA Study Finds

March 20, 2017 - in Energy, Renewables

Berlin, Germany, 20 March 2017 — Global energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions can be reduced by 70% by 2050 and completely phased-out by 2060 with a net positive economic outlook, according to new findings released today by the International Renewable…

IRENA/ADFD Open Fifth Round of Funding for Renewable Energy Projects

November 14, 2016 - in Energy, Renewables

Abu Dhabi, U.A.E., 14 November, 2016 – The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) have officially opened the fifth round of funding for renewable energy projects in developing countries. The funding round…

Dynamic Policies Driving Renewable Energy Growth in Latin America

November 8, 2016 - in Energy, Renewables

Abu Dhabi, U.A.E., 8 November 2016 – Buoyed by rapid technology cost reductions and the consolidation of renewable energy policies, Latin America hosts some of the world’s most dynamic renewable energy markets, according to a new report by the International…

Falling Costs and Tech Innovations Will Drive Offshore Wind Power Boom

October 31, 2016 - in Energy, Renewables

Tokyo, Japan, 31 October 2016 – Offshore wind power has the potential to grow from just 13 gigawatts (GW) in 2015, to 100 GW in 2030, according to new analysis from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Innovation Outlook: Offshore Wind, launched…

Boosting Renewables in Cities is Vital to Achieve Climate and Development Goals

October 18, 2016 - in Energy, Renewables

Quito, Ecuador, 18 October 2016 – Cities now have an unprecedented opportunity to transform and decarbonise their energy supply and use, according to a new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Renewable Energy in Cities, released…

Off-Grid Renewables Offer Unprecedented Opportunity to Achieve 100% Energy Access

September 30, 2016 - in Energy, Renewables

Nairobi, Kenya, 30 September 2016 – More than 500 participants gathered in Nairobi today for the opening of the third International Off-Grid Renewable Energy Conference (IOREC). Organised by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), the conference…

Solar PV Poised to Boom in Africa Thanks to Declining Costs

September 22, 2016 - in Electric Grid, Energy

Abu Dhabi, U.A.E., 22 Sept. 2016 – The business case for solar photovoltaics (PV) in Africa is stronger than ever thanks to rapidly declining technology costs, according to a new report released today by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).…