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IRENA Helps Maritime Sector Ramp-up Decarbonisation Efforts

The maritime shipping industry contributes 3 per cent of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions and is heavily reliant on fossil fuels. Accounting for over 90 per cent of global trade volume, the maritime sector is regarded as the world economy’s backbone. As business expands, emissions are anticipated to rise even further. If the shipping industry … Continue reading IRENA Helps Maritime Sector Ramp-up Decarbonisation Efforts

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Decentralised Renewables Solutions Can Improve Healthcare Services for Almost 1 Billion People

Close to 1 billion people in low- and lower-middle income countries are served by healthcare facilities that lack a reliable electricity supply, according to a new report from the World Health Organization (WHO), the World Bank, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), and Sustainable Energy for All (SEforAll). Access to electricity is critical for quality … Continue reading Decentralised Renewables Solutions Can Improve Healthcare Services for Almost 1 Billion People

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Renewables Can Provide Nearly 60 Per Cent of Nigeria’s Energy Demand by 2050

Nearly 60 per cent of Nigeria’s energy demand in 2050 can be met with renewable energy sources, saving 40 per cent in natural gas and 65 per cent in oil needs at the same time, according to a new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). With a growing population and a range of … Continue reading Renewables Can Provide Nearly 60 Per Cent of Nigeria’s Energy Demand by 2050

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IRENA’s Top Ten News Pieces in 2022 Showcase Work on Global Energy Transition

Throughout the year, IRENA brings you the latest news on progress, impacts and solutions for the energy transition. Here are our top ten news pieces of 2022. Renewable Power Remains Cost Competitive amid Fossil Fuel Crisis The Renewable Power Generation Costs report shows almost two-thirds of renewable power added in 2021 had lower costs than … Continue reading IRENA’s Top Ten News Pieces in 2022 Showcase Work on Global Energy Transition

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Off-Grid Sector Emerges to Plug Energy Access Gaps

Globally, the percentage of people having access to electricity has risen gradually over recent decades, yet more than 733 million people remain without basic access, according to the latest figures in Tracking SDG 7: The Energy Progress Report 2022. Off-grid and decentralised energy systems have emerged as an alternative to facilitate energy access and resilience … Continue reading Off-Grid Sector Emerges to Plug Energy Access Gaps

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Renewables Can Diminish Expensive Kyrgyz Energy Imports

Rising fossil fuel imports are adding to the financial burdens of Kyrgyztan’s energy sector, according to a new report published today by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). ‘Renewables Readiness Assessment: The Kyrgyz Republic’ identifies concrete actions that can help address the country’s energy challenges, develop a more diverse energy sector and improve the livelihoods … Continue reading Renewables Can Diminish Expensive Kyrgyz Energy Imports

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IRENA Members Address the Geopolitical Challenges of Energy Transformation

“It is abundantly clear we need to understand the geopolitical implications of the energy transition, so that we can proactively shape its outcomes,” remarked IRENA Director-General Francesco La Camera at the opening of the sixth meeting of the Collaborative Framework on the Geopolitics of Energy Transformation. The virtual meeting was attended by nearly 40 participants … Continue reading IRENA Members Address the Geopolitical Challenges of Energy Transformation

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Bankable Power Purchase Agreements are an Important Element of Renewables Investments in Caribbean SIDS

Despite economic challenges caused by the pandemic, Small Island Developing States (SIDS) renewable energy capacity keeps growing towards the SIDS Lighthouses target of 10 GW of total installed renewables capacity by 2030. According to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)’s data, the SIDS currently account for almost 7 GW of installed renewables capacity. The growth reflects … Continue reading Bankable Power Purchase Agreements are an Important Element of Renewables Investments in Caribbean SIDS

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Accelerating Energy Transition Solutions at COP27

At the UN Climate Change Conference COP27 in Sharm el-Sheikh, IRENA’s Director-General Francesco La Camera addresses world leaders, industry CEOs, global partners, and allies. As the world increasingly recognises renewable energy as a multiplier solution that addresses climate challenges, fosters socioeconomic growth and enhances energy security amid a global energy crisis, Francesco La Camera emphasised … Continue reading Accelerating Energy Transition Solutions at COP27

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Could the Energy Transition Benefit Africa’s Economies?

As the world’s youngest continent, Africa is expected to be home to nearly 2.5 billion people by 2050. Eighty percent of them will live in Sub-Saharan Africa, where less than half of all people have access to electricity today, and as little as 16% have access to clean cooking fuels and technologies. Africa is also … Continue reading Could the Energy Transition Benefit Africa’s Economies?

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Net Zero Pledges in G7 to Drive Up Global Hydrogen Demand by Up to 7 Times

G7 members can be the front runners in low carbon and green hydrogen deployment, a new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) concludes. Overall, the consumption of hydrogen by G7 countries could grow between four and seven times by 2050. Published today at the UN Climate Change Conference COP27 in Sharm El-Sheikh, Accelerating … Continue reading Net Zero Pledges in G7 to Drive Up Global Hydrogen Demand by Up to 7 Times

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GE and IRENA sign collaborative agreement at COP27 to support the global climate change agenda

GE (NYSE:GE) signed a framework agreement with the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) to collaborate on a plan which will support both climate change and energy security.  The agreement was signed by Francesco La Camera, Director-General of IRENA and Roger Martella, Chief Sustainability Officer of GE at the 27th Conference of the Parties of the UNFCCC … Continue reading GE and IRENA sign collaborative agreement at COP27 to support the global climate change agenda

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IRENA Maps Pathway for ASEAN to Lead Net-Zero Race

By 2050, the economic and demographic expansion in Southeast Asia will cause a roughly 2.5-fold rise in energy demand. The amount of CO2 emissions associated with energy would double along with this growth. Recognising the dangers, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member states have set decarbonisation targets and pledged to reduce emissions in … Continue reading IRENA Maps Pathway for ASEAN to Lead Net-Zero Race

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IRENA and World Meteorological Organization Join to Promote Clean Energy Transition

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) will work together to support the transition to renewable energy through tailored weather, water and climate services. A Memorandum of Understanding signed today at the UN Climate Conference COP27 in Sharm el-Sheikh by IRENA’s Director-General Francesco La Camera and WMO’s Secretary-General Prof Petteri … Continue reading IRENA and World Meteorological Organization Join to Promote Clean Energy Transition

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IRENA and UNIDO Support Global Energy Transition Through Green Hydrogen

Today, Francesco La Camera, the Director-General of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and Gerd Müller, the Director-General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) have signed a joint declaration on advancing sustainable energy through the fundamental role of green hydrogen. In their statement made at the UN Climate Change Conference COP27 in Sharm … Continue reading IRENA and UNIDO Support Global Energy Transition Through Green Hydrogen

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Greenhouse Gas Emissions Are Continuing to Rise, When They Need to Be Falling Steeply

Interview with an Expert: IRENA Consultant Kelly Rigg COP27 has started amid growing global challenges. The Ukraine conflict, combined with the COVID-19’s long-term repercussions, has made it clear that the energy transition needs to be accelerated to address both the energy and climate crisis. As tens of thousands of delegates converged on Sharm el-Sheikh, IRENA … Continue reading Greenhouse Gas Emissions Are Continuing to Rise, When They Need to Be Falling Steeply

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New Report Warns World of Huge Untapped Renewable Energy Potential

Renewables are the backbone of the energy transition and a viable climate solution. Yet out of the 183 parties to the Paris Agreement with renewable energy components in their Nationally Determined Commitments (NDCs), only 143 have quantified targets with the vast majority focusing on the power sector. Only 12 countries had committed to a percentage … Continue reading New Report Warns World of Huge Untapped Renewable Energy Potential

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Creating a new hydrogen economy is a massive undertaking

Interview with Barbara Jinks, Programme Officer – Green Gas delivery and Use, Innovation and Technology Centre, IRENA At the 24th Council meeting of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), hydrogen took centre stage as members discussed priority areas for the organisation’s ongoing work on green hydrogen. Held on 27th October, the event titled “Accelerating Hydrogen–Opportunities … Continue reading Creating a new hydrogen economy is a massive undertaking

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IRENA Rolls Out Indonesian Energy Transition Roadmap

As climate concerns mount, and the world looks to gather in Egypt at COP27 in early November to deliver a collective response to the crisis, a new report outlines a comprehensive energy roadmap for accelerating renewable energy and energy transition resources in Indonesia. A collaboration between the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the Indonesian … Continue reading IRENA Rolls Out Indonesian Energy Transition Roadmap

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We face an abyss of irreversible climate consequences, says IRENA DG

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) kicked off its twenty-fourth Council meeting today in Abu Dhabi. The biannual two-day meeting, chaired this year by Uruguay, gathers more than 400 delegates from 108 countries to discuss the world’s energy transition ahead of the annual UN Climate Change Conference (COP27) in Sham el-Sheikh, Egypt. “We are staring … Continue reading We face an abyss of irreversible climate consequences, says IRENA DG

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