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IRENA and the European Space Agency Agree to Advance Energy Transition in Space Activities

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the European Space Agency (ESA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) today to advance the global energy transition through space-based services and products. The new partnership was signed by the two Director-Generals Francesco La Camera and Josef Aschbacher in pursuit of the common goal to ensure sustainable long-term … Continue reading IRENA and the European Space Agency Agree to Advance Energy Transition in Space Activities

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Framework on Just and Inclusive Energy Transition

Representatives from over 50 IRENA member countries gathered for the first meeting of the Collaborative Framework for Just and Inclusive Energy Transitions. The meeting took place during the last week’s IRENA Council and was co-facilitated by the United States and South Africa. As IRENA members are stepping up action to meet global climate objectives and … Continue reading Framework on Just and Inclusive Energy Transition

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How Cities Can Take Action to Drive the Energy Transition

The dominance of fossil fuels in the urban energy supply puts cities on the frontline of climate change. Cities account for about 75% of global primary energy use and are responsible for 70 per cent of energy related greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, making them key actors in both national and global efforts to transition to … Continue reading How Cities Can Take Action to Drive the Energy Transition

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Green Fund Power List 2020 ranks the fund managers shaping the energy transition

Renewable energy has proven a particularly resilient asset class throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, with the exit from this crisis increasingly defined by demands for a green recovery and greater focus on ESG commitments. However, this does not mean that 2020 has elicited an easily navigable environment for renewable energy investors – with regional shifts in … Continue reading Green Fund Power List 2020 ranks the fund managers shaping the energy transition

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Accelerate renewables and close coal-fired plants: the energy transition track

Imagine that the energy transition is a train track. Two parallel rails are ready to connect the energy mix of the past to the next station, which is sustainable development. On one rail runs renewable energies, which are pervading the nation faster and faster every day. On the other rail runs something equally important, the … Continue reading Accelerate renewables and close coal-fired plants: the energy transition track

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IRENA and UN-Habitat Join Efforts to Accelerate Global Energy Transition in Cities

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) today with the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), to cooperate on sustainable energy in the context of urban development.  IRENA’s studies show that cities are responsible for 65 per cent of global energy demand and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change data … Continue reading IRENA and UN-Habitat Join Efforts to Accelerate Global Energy Transition in Cities

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Nexans contributes to France’s energy transition by connecting Saint Brieuc offshore wind farm

Nexans will provide the 225 kV power export cables for Saint Brieuc, one of the biggest offshore wind energy projects in France. In the framework of the 115-million-euro contract, Nexans will deliver cables featuring innovative hybrid armouring. Nexans will also provide Inspection, Maintenance and Repair (IMR) services for the wind power project. RTE France has … Continue reading Nexans contributes to France’s energy transition by connecting Saint Brieuc offshore wind farm

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Equinor to sign a framework agreement for advanced R&D services with IFPEN in the area of energy transition

Equinor has just signed a Framework Agreement with IFPEN for a period of four years (with two options to renew, for a total of four additional years). The Framework Agreement covers provision of advanced R&D services in oil & gas technologies, renewable energies and low carbon solutions. The previous agreement, signed in 2013, first focused … Continue reading Equinor to sign a framework agreement for advanced R&D services with IFPEN in the area of energy transition

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IRENA analysis smart charging electric vehicles on the energy transition

Today the average car runs on fossil fuels, but growing pressure for climate action, falling battery costs, and concerns about air pollution in cities, has given life to the once “over-priced” and neglected electric vehicle. With many new electric vehicles (EV) now out-performing their fossil-powered counterparts’ capabilities on the road, energy planners are looking to … Continue reading IRENA analysis smart charging electric vehicles on the energy transition

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Energy Transition promises new markets for Canadian wind energy

Falling costs, an expanding customer base, and growing recognition of the role clean energy will play in building a prosperous economy will drive the wind energy industry’s continued expansion in Canada, business leaders agreed as the Canadian Wind Energy Association’s (CanWEA) 33rd Annual Conference and Exhibition wrapped up at the Palais des congrès de Montréal. … Continue reading Energy Transition promises new markets for Canadian wind energy

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