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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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New IRENA best-practice guide steers design, adoption of renewable energy auctions worldwide

Renewable energy auctions are increasingly becoming a policy tool of choice to support renewable energy deployment, according to a new publication released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). The six-volume guidebook Renewable Energy Auctions: a Guide to Design, finds that more than 60 countries have now adopted renewable energy auctions, up from six in … Continue reading New IRENA best-practice guide steers design, adoption of renewable energy auctions worldwide

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New IRENA App Delivers Global Renewable Energy Data Straight to Your Pocket

Smartphone users can now access the most reliable data on global renewable energy potential, for free, thanks to an application launched today by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). The Global Atlas pocket, now available on all platforms including BlackBerry 10, iOS, Android and Windows Phone, is the only global tool of its kind, combining … Continue reading New IRENA App Delivers Global Renewable Energy Data Straight to Your Pocket

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164 countries worldwide have now adopted renewable energy targets

Renewable energy targets are now a defining feature of the global energy landscape, according to a new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Renewable Energy Target Setting, launched on the side lines of IRENA’s ninth Council meeting, finds that 164 countries have adopted at least one type of renewable energy target, up from … Continue reading 164 countries worldwide have now adopted renewable energy targets

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IRENA Roadmap Breaks New Ground on Renewable Energy Storage

A new ground-breaking report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) provides clear direction on how to advance storage systems as part of the infrastructure for a sustainable energy future. Renewables and Electricity Storage, released today on the side lines of IRENA’s ninth Council meeting, prioritizes 14 action items across five priority areas where governments … Continue reading IRENA Roadmap Breaks New Ground on Renewable Energy Storage

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International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) will now operate from one of the UAE’s most sustainable buildings

High-level officials from around the world gathered in Masdar City today to celebrate the official inauguration of the permanent headquarters of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). The event celebrated the history and achievements of the Agency since its foundation in 2009, while recognizing the move as the latest milestone in the global clean energy … Continue reading International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) will now operate from one of the UAE’s most sustainable buildings

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Renewable Energy Must Be Key Component of U.S. Energy Policy

Energy industry leaders will meet today in Washington D.C., to discuss renewable energy as an important component of U.S. energy policy – key to addressing the issues of climate change, energy security, and economic development. According to an earlier IRENA report released earlier this year, the U.S. can increase the use of renewable energy in … Continue reading Renewable Energy Must Be Key Component of U.S. Energy Policy

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