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Renewable energy employs 6.5m worldwide

In 2013, approximately 6.5 million people were already employed in the renewable energy industry worldwide, a new study by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) reveals. ‘Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review 2014’ underlines the important role that renewables continue to play in employment creation and growth in the global economy. The comprehensive annual … Continue reading Renewable energy employs 6.5m worldwide

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IRENA Maps Out Path to Double the Global Share of Renewable Energy

The global renewable energy share can reach and exceed 30 per cent by 2030 at no extra cost, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) says in a report, “REmap 2030,” that was published today. The study maps out a pathway for doubling the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix based on the … Continue reading IRENA Maps Out Path to Double the Global Share of Renewable Energy

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International Renewable Energy Agency confirms first permanent diplomatic representatives

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) this week received its first two permanent representatives – a key step to build up the diplomatic functions of the young organisation’s headquarters in the capital of the United Arab Emirates. Representatives of the UAE and Germany – the countries home to IRENA’s permanent headquarters in Abu Dhabi and … Continue reading International Renewable Energy Agency confirms first permanent diplomatic representatives

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Cener signs a collaboration agreement with Irena for the development of renewable energy

The Director-General of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) with its headquarters in Abu Dhabi, Adnan Z. Amin, and the General Manager of the Spanish National Renewable Energy Centre (Centro Nacional de Energías Renovables de España, CENER), José Javier Armendáriz, recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding between the two institutions. The main objective of this … Continue reading Cener signs a collaboration agreement with Irena for the development of renewable energy

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Concentrated Solar Power: the deployment of CSP is still at an early stage

Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) plants use mirrors to concentrate sunlight onto a receiver, which collects and transfers the solar energy to a heat transfer fluid that can be used to supply heat for end-use applications or to generate electricity through conventional steam turbines.   Large CSP plants can be equipped with a heat storage system … Continue reading Concentrated Solar Power: the deployment of CSP is still at an early stage

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Road Transport: The Cost of Renewable Solutions

The latest in a steadily expanding series of costing studies from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) describes “an increasingly positive outlook” for the use of renewable energy in road transport from 2020 onward. Road Transport: The Cost of Renewable Solutions (80 pages; English only), says the signs are encouraging, but continued research and development, … Continue reading Road Transport: The Cost of Renewable Solutions

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Renewable energy on the rise in the world

Renewable energy constitutes 18 per cent of global energy consumption, a trillion dollar industry and global energy consumption is on the rise, Adnan Ameen, Director-General of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) told Gulf News. “The renewable energy industry has increased by 17 per cent in 2011 and will continue increasing with China, India and … Continue reading Renewable energy on the rise in the world

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Irena applauds hails UAE concentrated solar power launch

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) welcomed the activation of the world’s largest operational Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) facility to date, as the Middle East turns to clean energy to fuel future growth. The Shams 1 thermosolar plant – in the desert of Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Arab Emirates – adds 100 megawatts … Continue reading Irena applauds hails UAE concentrated solar power launch

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Global online atlas for solar power and wind energy

During its Annual General Meeting in Abu Dhabi, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) made the world’s first global atlas for renewable resources public. The atlas comprises databases and maps that are freely available on the Internet. The German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) has contributed substantially to this development through … Continue reading Global online atlas for solar power and wind energy

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Policy choices shape wind energy success

A new report released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) shows a set of conditions that must be fulfilled in order to best harness wind, to attract investment and to help anticipate the effects of possible policy options for new and emerging markets. A new report released today … Continue reading Policy choices shape wind energy success

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Solar power becomes cheaper than diesel generation

The cost of solar energy has dropped below the cost of diesel generation worldwide for communities living away from the electricity grid, International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena) said on Tuesday. Renewable energy has entered into a new virtuous cycle of falling costs, increasing deployment, and accelerated technological progress, according to an Irena report launched during … Continue reading Solar power becomes cheaper than diesel generation

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Global Atlas for Renewable Energy Resources

A The world’s first open-access Global Atlas of renewable energy resources goes live today, announced at the annual general assembly of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). “The Global Atlas provides a powerful new tool in international efforts to double the world’s share of renewable energy by 2030” The Global Atlas is the largest ever … Continue reading Global Atlas for Renewable Energy Resources

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Renewable power costs continue to fall

Renewable energy has become the most cost-effective way to generate electric power for hundreds of millions of people worldwide who are not on the grid, a new IRENA policy brief reveals. Renewable energy has also become the least-cost option for extending grid supply in areas with suitable resources, such as sun and wind. The findings … Continue reading Renewable power costs continue to fall

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