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Renewable Energy Takes Center Stage at Small Island Developing States Conference in Samoa

Declining costs of renewable energy technologies, abundant examples of successful deployment, better business models, available investment and the need to decarbonize energy to address climate change have created a momentum of opportunity that must be seized. On the occasion of the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States, the Government of Samoa, the Government … Continue reading Renewable Energy Takes Center Stage at Small Island Developing States Conference in Samoa

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Doubling Renewable Energy will Save Money and Avoid Climate Catastrophe

The world faces an important energy choice, according to a new report launched by the International Renewable Energy Agency in New York today. “REmap 2030” says that scaling-up renewable energy to 36% of the world’s total final energy consumption by 2030 is possible, affordable and will keep the world on a trajectory consistent with a … Continue reading Doubling Renewable Energy will Save Money and Avoid Climate Catastrophe

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International Renewable Energy Agency confirms first permanent diplomatic representatives

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) this week received its first two permanent representatives – a key step to build up the diplomatic functions of the young organisation’s headquarters in the capital of the United Arab Emirates. Representatives of the UAE and Germany – the countries home to IRENA’s permanent headquarters in Abu Dhabi and … Continue reading International Renewable Energy Agency confirms first permanent diplomatic representatives

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Road Transport: The Cost of Renewable Solutions

The latest in a steadily expanding series of costing studies from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) describes “an increasingly positive outlook” for the use of renewable energy in road transport from 2020 onward. Road Transport: The Cost of Renewable Solutions (80 pages; English only), says the signs are encouraging, but continued research and development, … Continue reading Road Transport: The Cost of Renewable Solutions

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Renewable energy on the rise in the world

Renewable energy constitutes 18 per cent of global energy consumption, a trillion dollar industry and global energy consumption is on the rise, Adnan Ameen, Director-General of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) told Gulf News. “The renewable energy industry has increased by 17 per cent in 2011 and will continue increasing with China, India and … Continue reading Renewable energy on the rise in the world

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Irena applauds hails UAE concentrated solar power launch

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) welcomed the activation of the world’s largest operational Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) facility to date, as the Middle East turns to clean energy to fuel future growth. The Shams 1 thermosolar plant – in the desert of Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Arab Emirates – adds 100 megawatts … Continue reading Irena applauds hails UAE concentrated solar power launch

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Policy choices shape wind energy success

A new report released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) shows a set of conditions that must be fulfilled in order to best harness wind, to attract investment and to help anticipate the effects of possible policy options for new and emerging markets. A new report released today … Continue reading Policy choices shape wind energy success

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Solar power becomes cheaper than diesel generation

The cost of solar energy has dropped below the cost of diesel generation worldwide for communities living away from the electricity grid, International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena) said on Tuesday. Renewable energy has entered into a new virtuous cycle of falling costs, increasing deployment, and accelerated technological progress, according to an Irena report launched during … Continue reading Solar power becomes cheaper than diesel generation

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Construction begins on Masdar and International renewable energy agency headquarters complex

Masdar today announced the awarding of the design and construction contract for its new headquarters complex, which will also house the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). The headquarters will be one of the most advanced, sustainable multi-use complexes in the United Arab Emirates. It will be the cornerstone of Masdar City – the special economic … Continue reading Construction begins on Masdar and International renewable energy agency headquarters complex

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