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Renewables Can Lead the World’s Response to Climate Change

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) will deliver a clear message to policy makers, civil society leaders and business decision makers in New York during the 74th Session of the UN Assembly and the Climate Action Summit next week. The Agency will reinforce the fact that limiting climate change within the 11-year time frame specified … Continue reading Renewables Can Lead the World’s Response to Climate Change

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IRENA and UN agree to jointly combat desertification through renewables

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the Secretariat of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) are joining forces to support climate adaptation and resilience and to implement UN Sustainable Development Goals through renewables. In a Memorandum of Understanding signed today by IRENA’s Director-General Francesco La Camera and UNCCD’s Executive Secretary Ibrahim Thiaw, … Continue reading IRENA and UN agree to jointly combat desertification through renewables

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IRENA Takes Call for Energy Transition Action to the World Energy Congress

Renewable energy is driving a shift in the way the world generates, distributes and consumes energy — powering economic growth, enhancing energy security and combating climate change. It also brings widespread socioeconomic benefits including millions of skilled jobs and boosts domestic industrial capacities, globally and in the GCC region. These are central message the International … Continue reading IRENA Takes Call for Energy Transition Action to the World Energy Congress

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Renewable Technology Innovations in Focus at IRENAs Innovation Day in Bangkok

Artificial intelligence and big data, the Internet of Things and batteries are innovative solutions that will enable massive solar and wind use and amplify the transformation of the power sector based on renewables. By 2050, over 60 per cent of total power generation could come from wind and solar renewables globally, driven by the imperative … Continue reading Renewable Technology Innovations in Focus at IRENAs Innovation Day in Bangkok

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IRENA Takes Renewable Innovation & Climate Action to Asia

Today, more than 40 per cent of the world’s total installed renewable energy capacity is in Asia and the region is responsible for 60 per cent of all renewable energy jobs worldwide. As the global energy transformation advances across the world, Asia has become its catalyst. Domestically however, renewables have become essential to the achievement … Continue reading IRENA Takes Renewable Innovation & Climate Action to Asia

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IRENA and UN Climate Change Join Forces to Accelerate Renewables as Climate Solution

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and UN Climate Change (UNFCCC) are jointly ramping up efforts to fight climate change by promoting the widespread adoption and sustainable use of renewable energy. The new strategic partnership builds on a long history of cooperation that aims to ensure a low-carbon climate-resilient world in line with the Sustainable … Continue reading IRENA and UN Climate Change Join Forces to Accelerate Renewables as Climate Solution

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IRENA and RES4Africa Partner to Accelerate Renewables in Africa

New agreement pursues sustainable development and climate goals in Africa by increasing renewable energy deployment. IRENA and the RES4Africa Foundation have agreed to cooperate to increase the speed of renewable energy development in Africa in the pursuit of the continent’s sustainable development and climate goals. The ‘Letter of Intent’ signed on 15 July 2019 in … Continue reading IRENA and RES4Africa Partner to Accelerate Renewables in Africa

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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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