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City Roadmap 2050 Supports Low-Carbon Winter Olympics 2022 in China

The Chinese city of Zhangjiakou has stepped up its efforts to deploy renewable energy systems, a new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) finds. The Agency’s first ever roadmap 2050 for the city of Zhangjiakou sets an example for Chinese cities to run their energy systems off coal and take advantage of renewable … Continue reading City Roadmap 2050 Supports Low-Carbon Winter Olympics 2022 in China

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Latin America and Caribbean on the Brink of Massive Solar Power Growth

Latin America and the Caribbean could grow their installed solar capacity by a factor of 40 by 2050, a new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) shows. Annual investmens exceeding seven billion would see the region’s solar PV capacity rise from 7 gigawatts (GW) today, to more than 280 GW by mid-century. While … Continue reading Latin America and Caribbean on the Brink of Massive Solar Power Growth

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IRENA Facilitates Investment and Renewable Projects on Ground in Africa

Boosting renewable energy projects on the ground requires scaling up investment. IRENA’s state-of-the-art analysis of enabling policy frameworks and finance mechanisms channel public and private investment in markets like Africa, Latin America, Asia, South-East Europe and the Small Island Developing States (SIDS). Now, IRENA is taking its work one step further by increasing the Agency’s … Continue reading IRENA Facilitates Investment and Renewable Projects on Ground in Africa

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Closing the loop between Energy and Transport

Electric vehicles can be a game-changer for renewable power like wind energy and solar power and offer ideal opportunities for the broader introduction of renewables to the transport sector. Electric vehicles (EVs) create new demand for electricity that can be supplied by renewables. In addition to benefits like reducing CO2 emissions and air pollution, electric mobility … Continue reading Closing the loop between Energy and Transport

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Building the Next Phase of Growth in Southeast Asia Around Renewable Energy

It is one of the fastest growing and dynamic regions in the world. A global trade hub and a strong example of the benefits of regional cooperation, Southeast Asia promises to emerge as one the most successful economic development stories of the 21st century. To fulfill its full potential however, the region should turn decisively … Continue reading Building the Next Phase of Growth in Southeast Asia Around Renewable Energy

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Global wind energy would employ more than 3.7 million by 2030

The global wind energy industry would employ more than 3.7 million people by 2030, and more than six million by 2050, a report from Irena revealed. According to the report of the International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena), these figures are, respectively, almost three and five times higher than the little more than one million jobs … Continue reading Global wind energy would employ more than 3.7 million by 2030

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Asia Poised to Become Dominant Market for Wind Energy

Asia could grow its share of installed capacity for onshore wind power from 230 Gigawatt (GW) in 2018 to over 2600 GW by 2050, a new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) finds. By that time, the region would become a global leader in wind turbines, accounting for more than 50 per cent … Continue reading Asia Poised to Become Dominant Market for Wind Energy

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Concentrated Solar Power costs are expected to fall by 79% by 2022

Concentrating Solar Power costs have already plummeted by 47% compared to 2010. It is likely that costs will continue their downward trajectory thanks to economies of scale, deployment in locations with better solar resources and lower costs of capital, according to a study by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). The International Renewable Energy Agency … Continue reading Concentrated Solar Power costs are expected to fall by 79% by 2022

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Unprecedented momentum for green hydrogen

Hydrogen from renewable energy could play a central role in the global energy transformation, the latest report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) finds. ‘Hydrogen: a renewable energy perspective’ estimates that hydrogen from renewable power, so called green hydrogen, could translate into 8 per cent of global energy consumption by 2050. 16 per cent … Continue reading Unprecedented momentum for green hydrogen

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Building Partnerships for Progress at New York Climate Week

The UN Climate Action Summit and New York Climate Week provided compelling reasons for an urgent and renewed call to action around climate change, and parties from many corners delivered. For IRENA, the week brought new opportunities to shape the energy transformation, mitigate climate change and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals through a series of … Continue reading Building Partnerships for Progress at New York Climate Week

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Small Islands Delivering Bold Solutions to Climate Change at High-Level Event

For small islands, climate change is already a reality. Rising sea levels and storms of increasing severity are not distant threats. These phenomena are today’s reality for the 65 million people who call small islands home. They have done little to contribute to global warming, but the fate of these 50 countries is now entirely … Continue reading Small Islands Delivering Bold Solutions to Climate Change at High-Level Event

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IRENA Explores Potential of Green Hydrogen

Hydrogen from renewables like wind energy and solar power can help tackle various critical energy challenges. It could particularly offer ways to decarbonise a range of sectors where it is proving difficult to meaningfully reduce CO2 emissions, a new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) on Hydrogen: a renewable energy perspective finds. As … Continue reading IRENA Explores Potential of Green Hydrogen

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Climate Investment Platform Targets Increase in Flow of Capital to Clean Energy Projects

Green Climate Fund, IRENA, SEforAll and UNDP launch partnership to advance low-carbon energy transition and raise climate ambition. In response to country needs to mobilize low-carbon, climate-resilient investments, a new global public good announced today will aim to increase the flow of capital in developing countries to meet climate ambitions. The Climate Investment Platform (CIP) … Continue reading Climate Investment Platform Targets Increase in Flow of Capital to Clean Energy Projects

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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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