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2016 a Record Year for Renewables, Latest IRENA Data Reveals

Global renewable energy generation capacity increased by 161 gigawatts (GW) in 2016, making the strongest year ever for new capacity additions, according to data released today by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Renewable Energy Capacity Statistics 2017, estimates that by the end of last year the world’s renewable generation capacity reached 2,006 GW, with solar … Continue reading 2016 a Record Year for Renewables, Latest IRENA Data Reveals

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REthinking Energy 2017: Accelerating the global energy transformation

Renewable energy is a fundamental and growing part of the global energy transformation. Increasingly, renewables have become the first choice for expanding, upgrading and modernising power systems around the world. Click here to download REthinking Energy, the flagship report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), examines trends and developments in the global quest for … Continue reading REthinking Energy 2017: Accelerating the global energy transformation

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New IRENA report details how renewables can decarbonise the energy sector and improve the lives of billions

Falling costs, driven by innovation in technology and policy, is spurring renewable energy deployment and with it a myriad of socioeconomic benefits, according to the new comprehensive publication released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). REthinking Energy, now in its third edition, was released today at IRENA’s seventh Assembly, the Agency’s ultimate decision-making authority. … Continue reading New IRENA report details how renewables can decarbonise the energy sector and improve the lives of billions

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Dynamic Policies Driving Renewable Energy Growth in Latin America

Buoyed by rapid technology cost reductions and the consolidation of renewable energy policies, Latin America hosts some of the world’s most dynamic renewable energy markets, according to a new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Renewable Energy Market Analysis: Latin America finds that the region – endowed with some of the world’s best … Continue reading Dynamic Policies Driving Renewable Energy Growth in Latin America

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IRENA welcomes Paris Agreement as strong enabler for renewable energy action

International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) Director-General Adnan Z. Amin issued the following statement upon the entry into force of the Paris Agreement today: IRENA welcomes the entry into force of the Paris Agreement and congratulates those Parties whose leadership made this a reality. The fact that this happened more quickly than anyone thought possible, sends … Continue reading IRENA welcomes Paris Agreement as strong enabler for renewable energy action

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China leads the world in renewable energy

A third of the world’s investment in renewable energy last year came from China, the head of the International Renewable Energy Agency has said. Adnan Amin, director-general of IRENA which has 149 member states and works with governments to promote the adoption of sustainable energy sources, said that of $330 billion invested globally last year, … Continue reading China leads the world in renewable energy

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Offshore wind energy could grow by 650% by 2030

Offshore wind power has the potential to grow from just 13 gigawatts (GW) in 2015, to 100 GW in 2030, according to new analysis from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).   Future technological innovations in the offshore wind sector Innovation Outlook: Offshore Wind, launched today at the World Wind Energy Conference in Tokyo, provides … Continue reading Offshore wind energy could grow by 650% by 2030

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New Solar & Wind Maps Downloadable on IRENA Global Atlas

For the first time, privately-produced renewable energy resource data is available for download to all for free.  This past May, IRENA’s Global Atlas for Renewable Energy unveiled a new feature that allows users to download renewable resource data from selected datasets for offline analysis.  Up to now, only data from selected publicly-funded sources was available.  … Continue reading New Solar & Wind Maps Downloadable on IRENA Global Atlas

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IRENA conference set to boost off-grid renewable energy development worldwide

Key stakeholders from the off-grid renewable energy sector – including policy makers, the private sector, financiers, and development institutions – will gather in Nairobi, Kenya from 30 September to 1 October 2016, to push forward the global off-grid agenda. The third International Off-grid Renewable Energy Conference and Exhibition (IOREC), organised by the International Renewable Energy … Continue reading IRENA conference set to boost off-grid renewable energy development worldwide

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IRENA expects PV (photovoltaic) capacity between 1,760 and 2,500 GW by 2030

The share of global electricity generated by solar photovoltaics (PV) could increase from 2% today to as much as 13% by 2030, according to a recent report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). It estimates that solar PV capacity could reach between 1,760 and 2,500 gigawatts (GW) by 2030, up from 227 GW today. … Continue reading IRENA expects PV (photovoltaic) capacity between 1,760 and 2,500 GW by 2030

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IRENA and the Terrawatt Initiative launch effort to boost global solar energy development

Leaders in energy, finance and law will collaborate to scale up solar energy under a new initiative officially launched today on the margins of InterSolar Europe. The Solar Energy Standardisation Initiative, led by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the Terrawatt Initiative, aims to spur global solar development by standardising contracts to streamline the … Continue reading IRENA and the Terrawatt Initiative launch effort to boost global solar energy development

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Average Costs for Solar Power and Wind Energy Electricity Could Fall 59% by 2025

The average costs for electricity generated by solar and wind technologies could decrease by between 26 and 59 per cent by 2025, according to a report released today by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).   The average costs for electricity generated by solar and wind technologies could decrease by between 26 and 59 per … Continue reading Average Costs for Solar Power and Wind Energy Electricity Could Fall 59% by 2025

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American wind power celebrates Global Wind Day with two-thirds-off sale

The U.S. wind energy industry celebrated the 10th annual Global Wind Day Wednesday by highlighting a 66 percent drop in the cost of wind-generated electricity in just six years. “From the corn fields of Iowa to the windswept plains of Texas, by improving our technology and lowering wind power’s costs we’re saving you money,” said … Continue reading American wind power celebrates Global Wind Day with two-thirds-off sale

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Wind power suppports America’s fastest growing job, wind turbine technician

Most Americans strive to put in an honest day’s work so they can pay their bills and put food on the table for their families. American wind power is creating more opportunities for them to do so, while also working in a rewarding—and sustainable—career. It’s clear the wind industry is picking up. Wind turbine technician … Continue reading Wind power suppports America’s fastest growing job, wind turbine technician

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This Global Wind Day wind power is on sale for two-thirds off

It’s June 15, which means it’s once again time to celebrate Global Wind Day. And there’s a lot to be happy about this year. Here are the five things we’re most excited about as we reflect on the state of global wind energy. Wind power is on sale, now 66 percent cheaper than it was … Continue reading This Global Wind Day wind power is on sale for two-thirds off

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Global wind energy employment grew 5% last year to reach 1.1M

Record wind industry growth was reflected in a 5% increase in employment in the sector, which now employs 1.1 million1 people. Today, on Global Wind Day, GWEC highlights the socio-economic benefits generated by the global wind industry, in addition to supplying clean power. Global Wind Day is a worldwide event that occurs annually on 15 … Continue reading Global wind energy employment grew 5% last year to reach 1.1M

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Renewable Energy Employs 8.1 Million People Worldwide

More than 8.1 million people worldwide are now employed by the renewable energy industry – a five percent increase from last year – according to a report released today by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) at its 11th Council meeting. The report, Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review 2016, also provides a global … Continue reading Renewable Energy Employs 8.1 Million People Worldwide

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2015 sets record for renewable energy

Renewable generation capacity increased by 152 gigawatts (GW) or 8.3% during 2015, the highest annual growth rate on record, according to  new data released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Renewable Capacity Statistics 2016 finds that as of the end of 2015, 1,985 GW of renewable generation capacity existed globally. “Renewable energy deployment continues … Continue reading 2015 sets record for renewable energy

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Renewable energy capacity up by 152GW

The renewable energy generation capacity increased by 152 gigawatts (GW), which is equivalent to 8.3% last year, the highest annual growth rate on record, according to new data released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena). The Renewable Capacity Statistics 2016 found that as of the end of 2015, 1,985 GW of renewable generation capacity … Continue reading Renewable energy capacity up by 152GW

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Increasing World’s Share of Renewable Energy Would Boost Global GDP up to $1.3 Trillion

Achieving a 36 per cent share of renewable energy in the global energy mix by 2030 would increase global gross domestic product (GDP) by up to 1.1 per cent, roughly USD 1.3 trillion, according to new analysis by IRENA. Renewable Energy Benefits: Measuring the Economics, released today at IRENA’s sixth Assembly, provides the first global … Continue reading Increasing World’s Share of Renewable Energy Would Boost Global GDP up to $1.3 Trillion

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