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Pacific Islands Unite Around Enhanced Renewables Ambition Under Climate Goals

In a year of critical action on climate mitigation and adaptation, Pacific Island governments have reinforced their commitment to energy transition action and strengthened sustainable energy goals within updated nationally determined contributions (NDCs) ahead of COP26 in Glasgow, the United Kingdom in November. At a meeting of high-level policy and intergovernmental representatives jointly hosted by … Continue reading Pacific Islands Unite Around Enhanced Renewables Ambition Under Climate Goals

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IRENA Report Identifies Policy Measures to Advance Jordan’s Transition to Renewables

A new report published today by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has identified a series of policy measures that can help advance the energy transition towards renewable energy in Jordan. The “Renewables Readiness Assessment: The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan” – developed in co-operation with Jordan’s Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, suggests opportunities exist … Continue reading IRENA Report Identifies Policy Measures to Advance Jordan’s Transition to Renewables

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IRENA: the appointment of Silvia Piana brings EGP onto the Steering Group of the Coalition for Action

A prestigious appointment for Enel Green Power’s Head of Regulatory Affairs Africa, Asia and Australia: “Green hydrogen, community engagement and a just transition are some of the priorities”. Silvia Piana, Enel Green Power’s Head of Regulatory Affairs Africa, Asia and Australia, has been elected one of the seven members of the Steering Group of the … Continue reading IRENA: the appointment of Silvia Piana brings EGP onto the Steering Group of the Coalition for Action

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IRENA and IHA Forge Partnership to Advance Sustainable Hydropower

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the International Hydropower Association (IHA) collaborate to tackle climate change. In recognition of their shared objectives to increase the uptake of renewable energy, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the International Hydropower Association (IHA) have today signed a formal partnership agreement. Hydropower is the world’s largest source … Continue reading IRENA and IHA Forge Partnership to Advance Sustainable Hydropower

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Energy Transformation in Southern Africa Boosted by New IRENA Agreement with SACREEE

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the Southern African Development Community’s (SADC) Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (SACREEE) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), to work together on accelerating the deployment renewable energy solutions, including decentralised technologies, in Southern African countries. The two organisations will also cooperate on policy development, capacity building … Continue reading Energy Transformation in Southern Africa Boosted by New IRENA Agreement with SACREEE

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IRENA Launches Spring Virtual Renewable Energy Training

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has launched the spring 2021 edition of its training programme. Eligible students are now encouraged to apply for the virtual training initiative. IRENA Virtual Renewable Energy Training is IRENA’s response to the growing interest in renewables among young people. The programme aims to prepare the future generation of global … Continue reading IRENA Launches Spring Virtual Renewable Energy Training

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IRENA’s World Energy Transition Day to Kick-Start Crucial Assembly Meeting

The International Renewable Energy Agency’s (IRENA) Eleventh Assembly will get underway virtually from tomorrow (Monday) setting the course for a critical year of global commitments to low-carbon development. With the postponed COP26 set to take place later this year, 2021 is seen as an important moment for countries to raise climate mitigation ambition including renewable … Continue reading IRENA’s World Energy Transition Day to Kick-Start Crucial Assembly Meeting

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Engaging the ‘Climate’ Generation in Global Energy Transition

Renewable energy is at the heart of global efforts to secure a sustainable future. Partnering with young people to amplify calls for the global energy transition is an essential part of this endeavour, as they represent a major driver of development, social change, economic growth, innovation and environmental protection. In recent years, young people have … Continue reading Engaging the ‘Climate’ Generation in Global Energy Transition

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Making Green Hydrogen a Cost-Competitive Climate Solution

As global economies turn increasingly carbon neutral, IRENA drives hydrogen agenda and sees renewable hydrogen at least cost possible within decade. Hydrogen produced with renewable electricity could compete on costs with fossil fuel alternatives by 2030, according to a new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) published today. A combination of falling costs … Continue reading Making Green Hydrogen a Cost-Competitive Climate Solution

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Aligning Recovery with Climate Efforts in Latin America and the Caribbean

Renewable energy is a central part of national climate pledges under the Paris Agreement. Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) set out the steps that countries intend to take to keep the rise in global average temperature to well below 2°C. However, current national plans, as far as they set renewable power targets, lack ambition compared to … Continue reading Aligning Recovery with Climate Efforts in Latin America and the Caribbean

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IRENA Offers El Salvador a Strategic Action Plan To Drive Energy Transformation

Enhancing long-term planning for the renewable energy sector, fostering project development and establishing clear institutional frameworks are among the key action areas that can significantly accelerate the deployment of renewable energy in El Salvador, according to recently published recommendations by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). ‘Renewables Readiness Assessment: El Salvador’ identifies challenges for renewable … Continue reading IRENA Offers El Salvador a Strategic Action Plan To Drive Energy Transformation

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Community wind energy – an investment with impact

WWEA is very pleased that the IRENA Coalition for Action has launched its White Paper on Stimulating Investment in Community Energy – please find below IRENA’s announcement. Experts from around the world have contributed to an excellent paper that identifies barriers and instruments for broadening community energy across the globe. The White Paper highlights the … Continue reading Community wind energy – an investment with impact

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IRENA and African Development Bank Partner to Scale up Renewables Investments in Africa

“The Bank’s partnership with IRENA will support Africa’s energy transition and our goal to achieve universal access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy in Africa by 2030.”  – Bank VP Kevin Kariuki “This agreement represents the type of coordinated international cooperation that is the cornerstone of the realisation of sustainable development in Africa and … Continue reading IRENA and African Development Bank Partner to Scale up Renewables Investments in Africa

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Leading Renewable Players Urge Governments to Re-align Recovery Measures with Paris Agreement

With the Paris Agreement celebrating its fifth anniversary this week, all eyes are on the world’s governments to urgently scale-up climate action. In a renewed call to action, over 100 leading renewable energy players, as members of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) Coalition for Action, urge governments to correct course. By placing a renewables-based … Continue reading Leading Renewable Players Urge Governments to Re-align Recovery Measures with Paris Agreement

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IRENA and Ocean Energy Europe Partner to Drive Ocean Energy Industry

The CEO of Ocean Energy Europe (OEE), Rémi Gruet and the Director-General of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), Francesco La Camera, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) today at the annual Ocean Energy Europe Conference & Exhibition. The partnership will deepen existing cooperation to accelerate the commercialisation of ocean energy technologies, by promoting the … Continue reading IRENA and Ocean Energy Europe Partner to Drive Ocean Energy Industry

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Urgent Action Needed for the Energy Transition in Heating and Cooling

Heating and cooling based on renewable energy has emerged as an urgent priority for countries striving to meet climate goals and build resilient, sustainable economies. The transition to cleaner, more sustainable heating and cooling solutions can attract investment, create millions of new jobs and help to drive a durable economic recovery in the wake of … Continue reading Urgent Action Needed for the Energy Transition in Heating and Cooling

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IRENA and Pacific Community Announce Joint Efforts to Boost Recovery

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the Pacific Community (SPC) will work together to support Pacific island countries transition their energy systems to renewable energy sources as part of a drive support the post-pandemic recovery. With around 64 per cent of Pacific island residents living without access to reliable energy, and much of the … Continue reading IRENA and Pacific Community Announce Joint Efforts to Boost Recovery

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IRENA and GWEC Enhance Cooperation to Scale Up Renewables Globally

Today, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) signed a cooperation agreement in order to join efforts aimed at increasing the adoption and deployment of wind and renewable energy worldwide. This agreement was signed by IRENA Director-General Francesco La Camera and GWEC CEO Ben Backwell on the occasion of … Continue reading IRENA and GWEC Enhance Cooperation to Scale Up Renewables Globally

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The East African Rift: Realising the Region’s Geothermal Potential

The East African Rift System (EARS) is one of the largest rifts in the world. Characterised by a spreading crust, the tectonically active region spans 6,400 kilometres in length and up to 64 kilometres in width and runs through several countries in Eastern Africa. The geological attributes of the EARS make it so rich in … Continue reading The East African Rift: Realising the Region’s Geothermal Potential

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IRENA drives UN Climate Action Pathway on Energy

2020 was meant to be the “year of climate action,” with more ambitious national climate plans due under the Paris Agreement. While 2020 has so far brought loss and uncertainty with the COVID-19 pandemic being the most urgent threat today, it cannot be forgotten that climate change remains the biggest long-term threat to humanity and … Continue reading IRENA drives UN Climate Action Pathway on Energy

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