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IRENA welcomes Brazil’s decision to seek membership of the Agency

Director-General Adnan Z. Amin has welcomed Brazil’s decision to initiate the process of joining the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). The Brazilian Government notified the Agency that it is commencing the formal procedure of accession to become a full Member of the Agency. “Brazil’s decision to seek IRENA’s membership reflects the country’s strong commitment to … Continue reading IRENA welcomes Brazil’s decision to seek membership of the Agency

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Onshore Wind Power Now as Affordable as Any Other Source, Solar to Halve by 2020

The cost of generating power from onshore wind has fallen by around a quarter since 2010, with solar photovoltaic (PV) electricity costs falling by 73 per cent in that time, according to new cost analysis from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). The report also highlights that solar PV costs are expected to halve by … Continue reading Onshore Wind Power Now as Affordable as Any Other Source, Solar to Halve by 2020

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Renewable Energy can account for 37% of Thailand’s energy mix by 2036

With a stronger and more ambitious energy development plan, Thailand’s share of renewable energy in total final energy consumption could surpass its national target by a quarter and reach more than 37 per cent by 2036, according to a new report published by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the Ministry of Energy of … Continue reading Renewable Energy can account for 37% of Thailand’s energy mix by 2036

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A quarter of India’s energy demand can be met with renewable energy

India can raise its renewable energy use to meet a quarter of the country’s total final energy demand by 2030, according to the findings of a report presented today by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Renewable energy prospects for India, a study from IRENA’s REmap programme, outlines action areas that can unlock India’s vast … Continue reading A quarter of India’s energy demand can be met with renewable energy

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2016 a Record Year for Renewables, Latest IRENA Data Reveals

Global renewable energy generation capacity increased by 161 gigawatts (GW) in 2016, making the strongest year ever for new capacity additions, according to data released today by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Renewable Energy Capacity Statistics 2017, estimates that by the end of last year the world’s renewable generation capacity reached 2,006 GW, with solar … Continue reading 2016 a Record Year for Renewables, Latest IRENA Data Reveals

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New IRENA report details how renewables can decarbonise the energy sector and improve the lives of billions

Falling costs, driven by innovation in technology and policy, is spurring renewable energy deployment and with it a myriad of socioeconomic benefits, according to the new comprehensive publication released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). REthinking Energy, now in its third edition, was released today at IRENA’s seventh Assembly, the Agency’s ultimate decision-making authority. … Continue reading New IRENA report details how renewables can decarbonise the energy sector and improve the lives of billions

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Dynamic Policies Driving Renewable Energy Growth in Latin America

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 Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Renewable Energy Market Analysis: Latin America finds that the region – endowed with some of the world’s best … Continue reading Dynamic Policies Driving Renewable Energy Growth in Latin America

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IRENA welcomes Paris Agreement as strong enabler for renewable energy action

International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) Director-General Adnan Z. Amin issued the following statement upon the entry into force of the Paris Agreement today: IRENA welcomes the entry into force of the Paris Agreement and congratulates those Parties whose leadership made this a reality. The fact that this happened more quickly than anyone thought possible, sends … Continue reading IRENA welcomes Paris Agreement as strong enabler for renewable energy action

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China leads the world in renewable energy

A third of the world’s investment in renewable energy last year came from China, the head of the International Renewable Energy Agency has said. Adnan Amin, director-general of IRENA which has 149 member states and works with governments to promote the adoption of sustainable energy sources, said that of $330 billion invested globally last year, … Continue reading China leads the world in renewable energy

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Offshore wind energy could grow by 650% by 2030

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).   Future technological innovations in the offshore wind sector Innovation Outlook: Offshore Wind, launched today at the World Wind Energy Conference in Tokyo, provides … Continue reading Offshore wind energy could grow by 650% by 2030

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Average Costs for Solar Power and Wind Energy Electricity Could Fall 59% by 2025

The average costs for electricity generated by solar and wind technologies could decrease by between 26 and 59 per cent by 2025, according to a report released today by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).   The average costs for electricity generated by solar and wind technologies could decrease by between 26 and 59 per … Continue reading Average Costs for Solar Power and Wind Energy Electricity Could Fall 59% by 2025

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Renewable Energy Employs 8.1 Million People Worldwide

More than 8.1 million people worldwide are now employed by the renewable energy industry – a five percent increase from last year – according to a report released today by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) at its 11th Council meeting. The report, Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review 2016, also provides a global … Continue reading Renewable Energy Employs 8.1 Million People Worldwide

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Increasing World’s Share of Renewable Energy Would Boost Global GDP up to $1.3 Trillion

Achieving a 36 per cent share of renewable energy in the global energy mix by 2030 would increase global gross domestic product (GDP) by up to 1.1 per cent, roughly USD 1.3 trillion, according to new analysis by IRENA. Renewable Energy Benefits: Measuring the Economics, released today at IRENA’s sixth Assembly, provides the first global … Continue reading Increasing World’s Share of Renewable Energy Would Boost Global GDP up to $1.3 Trillion

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IRENA and DTU Launch World’s Most Detailed Wind Resource Data

The most detailed data and statistics on global wind energy potential are now available online, thanks to a free resource launched today by IRENA and the Technical University of Denmark (DTU). The Global Wind Atlas provides wind resource data at one-kilometre resolution. Prior to this release, global wind data was only publically available at 10-kilometre … Continue reading IRENA and DTU Launch World’s Most Detailed Wind Resource Data

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Wind atlas reveals true extent of wind energy potential in

An Energy Sector Management Assistance Programme (ESMAP) project, funded by the World Bank and developed by DNV GL, has issued a preliminary wind atlas for three countries: Zambia, Tanzania and Maldives.   The wind atlas aims to reveal the true extent of wind energy production potential in each of the three countries. DNV GL’s early … Continue reading Wind atlas reveals true extent of wind energy potential in

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New IRENA guide helps countries integrate larger share of renewable energy

A new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) aims to assist countries in their transition to renewable energy-based power systems. The Age of Renewable Power, released today on the sidelines of the Innovation for Cool Earth Forum in Tokyo, identifies 20 measures that can be taken to support the development of national roadmaps … Continue reading New IRENA guide helps countries integrate larger share of renewable energy

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Africa can quadruple share of renewable energy by 2030

The African continent could generate nearly a quarter of its energy needs through the use of indigenous, clean, renewable energy by 2030, according to a new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Africa 2030 – a comprehensive roadmap for Africa’s energy transition – finds that a combination of modern renewable technology could realistically … Continue reading Africa can quadruple share of renewable energy by 2030

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IRENA platform supports renewable energy innovation

Policy makers and other energy sector players can now access the world’s largest collection of global renewable energy standards and patents, thanks to a new online platform launched today by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). The International Standards and Patents in Renewable Energy platform, also known as INSPIRE, is the first and most complete … Continue reading IRENA platform supports renewable energy innovation

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Renewable Energy can unlock socio-economic benefits for Islands

Developing the vast renewable energy resources of Fiji, the Marshall Islands and Vanuatu would provide substantial socio-economic benefits for their citizens, according to three reports released today by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Renewables Readiness Assessments for the three island nations find that a combination of solar, wind, geothermal, marine, biomass and biofuel could … Continue reading Renewable Energy can unlock socio-economic benefits for Islands

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Solar Thermal Energy Potential in Latin America and the Caribbean

Experts and leaders from across Latin America and the Caribbean gathered in San Jose, Costa Rica today to increase the development of solar thermal energy in the region. The two-day forum, co-organized by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), the Latin America Energy Organization (OLADE), the Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE), and the German Metrology … Continue reading Solar Thermal Energy Potential in Latin America and the Caribbean

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