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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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Renewable Energy Employs 7.7 Million People Worldwide

More than 7.7 million people worldwide are now employed by the renewable energy industry, according to a new report released today by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). This is an 18 per cent increase from last year’s figure of 6.5 million. The report, Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review 2015, also provides a … Continue reading Renewable Energy Employs 7.7 Million People Worldwide

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IRENA launches new tool to help develop renewable energy projects

A comprehensive platform to facilitate the effective development of renewable energy projects worldwide is now available online. The Project Navigator tool, launched today by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), provides project developers with the knowledge, tools, case studies and best practices needed to support the successful completion of their projects.   Many promising renewable … Continue reading IRENA launches new tool to help develop renewable energy projects

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Cost-Breakthroughs Make Solar Energy and Wind Power the UAE’s Most Competitive Energy Sources

Solar energy and wind power may now be the cheapest sources of new energy supply in the United Arab Emirates, according to a report released today by the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), and Masdar Institute of Science and Technology.   Marking the country’s first public comparison of different energy … Continue reading Cost-Breakthroughs Make Solar Energy and Wind Power the UAE’s Most Competitive Energy Sources

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Renewable Energy Can Fuel India’s Economic Growth

Scaling up renewable energy in India is the topic of the day as government officials, investors, and energy industry leaders gather in New Delhi, India to attend RE-Invest, the First Renewable Energy Global Investors’ Meet & Expo.   The Director-General of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) Adnan Z. Amin, delivered today’s keynote address, stressing … Continue reading Renewable Energy Can Fuel India’s Economic Growth

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The cost of wind energy and solar power keeps dropping

A new study from the International Renewable Energy Agency laying it out in detail. Large wind power farms got cheaper between 2010 and 2014. Large-scale solar power got a lot cheaper. And at least some renewable plants are even becoming competitive with new fossil-fuel plants:   The chart shows the “levelized cost of electricity” for different … Continue reading The cost of wind energy and solar power keeps dropping

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Renewable energy now cost advantageous, especially when cost of pollution is factored in

The cost of generating power from renewable energy sources has reached parity or dropped below the cost of fossil fuels for many technologies in many parts of the world, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) revealed in a new report today.   The landmark report, Renewable Power Generation Costs in 2014, concludes that biomass, hydropower, … Continue reading Renewable energy now cost advantageous, especially when cost of pollution is factored in

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Renewable energy costs in 2014: Wind energy and solar power now cheaper than fossil

The cost of generating power from renewable energy sources has reached parity or dropped below the cost of fossil fuels for many technologies, the International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena) has revealed. Irena’s “Renewable Power Generation Costs in 2014” report concludes that biomass, hydropower, geothermal and onshore wind are all competitive with or cheaper than coal, … Continue reading Renewable energy costs in 2014: Wind energy and solar power now cheaper than fossil

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U.S. wind power can lead the way on 50 percent renewables by 2030

Renewables can compose half of the U.S.’s electricity by 2030, with the bulk of the new capacity coming from wind power. That’s according to an International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) report that is part of a broader, global analysis. The U.S. report found that wind could provide 22.09 percent of electricity by 2030. That closely … Continue reading U.S. wind power can lead the way on 50 percent renewables by 2030

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Irena is looking to recruit a Deputy Director-General

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) is looking to recruit a Deputy Director-General for the IRENA Secretariat. IRENA is an inter-governmental organisation, mandated by governments to promote the widespread adoption and sustainable use of all forms of renewable energy. It supports countries in their transition to a sustainable energy future and serves as the principal … Continue reading Irena is looking to recruit a Deputy Director-General

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Total installed capacity of renewable energy (wind energy, hydro, geothermal energy, concentrated solar power, PV, reached 1,700 GW in 2013

The renewable energy share of electricity generation exceeded 22 per cent for the first time: with 16.4 per cent hydro, 2.9 per cent wind power, 1.8 per cent biopower and 1.1 per cent solar PV, concentrated solar power (CSP), geothermal and ocean.   In a recently published report, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) traces the … Continue reading Total installed capacity of renewable energy (wind energy, hydro, geothermal energy, concentrated solar power, PV, reached 1,700 GW in 2013

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Renewable energy will be key to Paris climate change talks

As France prepares to host the make-or-break ParisClimate Conference in December 2015, and with expectations that the outcome will define global climate efforts in the future, renewable energy is increasingly taking centre stage in the climate discussion. REthinking Energy, a new report released by the International Renewable Energy Agency(IRENA) this week, underlines that renewables must … Continue reading Renewable energy will be key to Paris climate change talks

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