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IRENA Puts Renewables Centre-Stage at UN High-Level Meeting

‘There can be no sustainable development without renewables’ – that was the takeaway from the 17th IRENA Council which concluded recently in Abu Dhabi. It was a message the Agency’s Director-General Francesco La Camera reinforced at every opportunity and a message that will once again take centre-stage during the United Nations High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) … Continue reading IRENA Puts Renewables Centre-Stage at UN High-Level Meeting

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IRENA Urges for More Climate Ambition through Renewables

IRENA presents renewable energy roadmap to address climate change and deliver jobs, economic growth and sustainable development at high-level UN Climate Meeting The tools required to meet the decarbonisation goals of the Paris Agreement exist today, and are technically feasible and economically attractive. This central message is being presented by IRENA at the UN’s Abu … Continue reading IRENA Urges for More Climate Ambition through Renewables

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IRENA and TWI Launch Open Solar Contracts for Review

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and Terrawatt Initiative (TWI) have teamed up to support the rapid and widespread scale-up of solar energy. Open Solar Contracts provides freely available standardised contract documentation designed to streamline project development and finance processes for solar PV projects. The contracts are now available for review.  The simple and universally … Continue reading IRENA and TWI Launch Open Solar Contracts for Review

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High-Level Discussion on Renewables and Climate Change to Get Underway at 17th Council

More than 360 government representatives from 116 countries will gather in Abu Dhabi tomorrow to attend the Seventeenth Council of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Luxembourg will Chair the Agency’s two-day high-level meeting that takes place days ahead of the Abu Dhabi Climate Meeting, one of the central global preparatory meetings for the United … Continue reading High-Level Discussion on Renewables and Climate Change to Get Underway at 17th Council

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UNDP and IRENA Join Forces to Advance Low-Carbon Energy Transition

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) announced a global partnership today to accelerate low-carbon energy transition and offer concrete steps to achieve sustainable development.  Under the cooperation, the organizations will explore joint initiatives aimed at accelerating the implementation of the Agenda 2030, and stimulating renewable energy investments in … Continue reading UNDP and IRENA Join Forces to Advance Low-Carbon Energy Transition

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IRENA to Present Innovation Pathway to Renewable Energy Growth at G20

The G20 group of countries, whose members represent nearly 80 per cent of global energy consumption and hold 75 per cent of global renewables deployment potential by 2030, are well positioned to lead the global energy transformation. The group has shown a growing commitment to collaborate on climate and energy issues, and to address challenges … Continue reading IRENA to Present Innovation Pathway to Renewable Energy Growth at G20

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11 Million People Employed in Renewable Energy Worldwide in 2018

Eleven million people were employed in renewable energy worldwide in 2018 according to the latest analysis by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). This compares with 10.3 million in 2017 . As more and more countries manufacture, trade and install renewable energy technologies, the latest Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review finds that renewables … Continue reading 11 Million People Employed in Renewable Energy Worldwide in 2018

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Irena: Concentrated Solar Power Costs Fell 46% From 2010–2018

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has reported that energy generation and installation costs of concentrated solar power (CSP) or concentrating solar thermal projects fell sharply in 2018, down more than 40% from 2010. IRENA analyzed multiple financial and technical parameters related to concentrated solar power projects in its latest report Renewable Power Generation Costs … Continue reading Irena: Concentrated Solar Power Costs Fell 46% From 2010–2018

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Solar power, onshore wind energy to fall below cost of fossil fuel for first time

Renewable energy has become an increasingly competitive way to meet new power generation needs. This comprehensive cost study from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) highlights the latest trends for each of the main renewable power technologies. Released ahead of high-profile United Nations energy and climate discussions, Renewable Power Generation Costs in 2018 draws on the … Continue reading Solar power, onshore wind energy to fall below cost of fossil fuel for first time

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IRENA analysis smart charging electric vehicles on the energy transition

Today the average car runs on fossil fuels, but growing pressure for climate action, falling battery costs, and concerns about air pollution in cities, has given life to the once “over-priced” and neglected electric vehicle. With many new electric vehicles (EV) now out-performing their fossil-powered counterparts’ capabilities on the road, energy planners are looking to … Continue reading IRENA analysis smart charging electric vehicles on the energy transition

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Global energy transformation: A roadmap to 2050

Increased use of renewable energy, combined with intensified electrification, could prove decisive for the world to meet key climate goals by 2050. This study from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) highlights immediately deployable, cost-effective options for countries to fulfil climate commitments and limit the rise of global temperatures. The envisaged energy transformation would also … Continue reading Global energy transformation: A roadmap to 2050

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IRENA to Drive Clean Energy Transition at Ministerial in Vancouver

From 27-29 May, Ministers from over 25 countries will gather in Vancouver to accelerate progress towards a clean energy future. The objective of this year’s 10th Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM10) and 4th Mission Innovation (MI-4) hosted by Canada is to advance the development of clean energy policy, technology and innovation globally. The Canadian host will … Continue reading IRENA to Drive Clean Energy Transition at Ministerial in Vancouver

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Renewable energy capacity reached 2,351GW by the end of last year

IRENA’s annual Renewable Capacity Statistics 2019, the most comprehensive, up-to-date and accessible figures on renewable energy capacity indicates growth in all regions of the world, although at varying speeds. Renewables now account for a third of all power capacity installed around the world. That’s according to new data released by the International Renewable Energy Agency … Continue reading Renewable energy capacity reached 2,351GW by the end of last year

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Renewable Energy to have future geopolitical effects

IRENA estimates that by 2025 the global weighted average cost of electricity could fall by 26 % from onshore wind energy, by 35 % from offshore wind power, by at least 37 % from concentrated solar power (CSP) technologies, and by 59 % from solar photovoltaics (PV). IRENA, the Assembly of the International Renewable Energy … Continue reading Renewable Energy to have future geopolitical effects

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IRENA report calls for international offshore wind energy standards

IRENA has published a report which, amongst other things, concludes that ‘offshore wind energy stands on the cusp of rapid and widespread growth’ reports Andrew Williams. So, what are the key findings of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) report?  What methods did the authors use to arrive at their conclusions?  And how best might stakeholders in … Continue reading IRENA report calls for international offshore wind energy standards

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Renewable Energy Jobs Reach 10.3 Million Worldwide in 2017

The renewable energy industry created more than 500,000 new jobs globally in 2017, a 5.3 per cent increase from 2016, according to the latest figures released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). According to the fifth edition of Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review, launched at IRENA’s 15th Council in Abu Dhabi today, … Continue reading Renewable Energy Jobs Reach 10.3 Million Worldwide in 2017

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The world obtained 17.5% of its total final energy consumption from renewable sources

The world is not on track to meet the global energy targets for 2030 set as part of the Sustainable Development Goals, but real progress is being made in certain areas – particularly expansion of access to electricity in least developed countries, and industrial energy efficiency, according to a new report from five international agencies. … Continue reading The world obtained 17.5% of its total final energy consumption from renewable sources

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Global renewable energy capacity rises by 8.3 pct annually for 7 years

The global renewable energy generation capacity increased by 167 gigawatt (GW) to reach 2,179 GW by the end of 2017, representing an average annual growth of 8.3 percent for seven consecutive years, a report said Thursday. The Abu Dhabi-based International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) said in an e-mailed statement that solar photovoltaics (PV) grew by … Continue reading Global renewable energy capacity rises by 8.3 pct annually for 7 years

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EU doubling renewables by 2030 positive for economy

The European Union (EU) can increase the share of renewable energy in its energy mix to 34 per cent by 2030 – double the share in 2016 – with a net positive economic impact, finds a report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), launched in Brussels. Presenting the findings during a launch event, ‘Renewable … Continue reading EU doubling renewables by 2030 positive for economy

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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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