International Renewable Energy Agency

International Renewable Energy Agency

IRENA promotes the widespread adoption and sustainable use of all forms of renewable energy, including bioenergy, geothermal, hydropower, ocean, solar and wind energy in the pursuit of sustainable development, energy access, energy security and low-carbon economic growth and prosperity. www.irena.org

02.04.2019

Renewable Energy Now Accounts for a Third of Global Power Capacity

Renewable Energy Now Accounts for a Third of Global Power Capacity

Sector adds 171 GW of generating capacity in 2018 The decade-long trend of strong growth in renewable energy capacity continued in 2018 with global additions of 171 gigawatts (GW), according to new data released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) today. The annual increase of 7.9 per cent was… »

17.05.2017

China’s Belt and Road Initiative: an ancient route renewed

China’s Belt and Road Initiative: an ancient route renewed

China’s Belt and Road Initiative revives history for modern trade, development and renewable energy across Asia Stretching thousands of kilometres, across mountains and deserts, the Silk Road holds a special place in history. Traversed by Marco Polo and named after one of its most precious goods, the trade route facilitated… »

26.07.2016

IRENA congratulates first round-the-world solar flight

IRENA congratulates first round-the-world solar flight

The following is a statement from IRENA Director-General Adnan Z. Amin on the completion of the first circumnavigation of the globe by the Solar Impulse solar-powered airplane today in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: “I am delighted to congratulate Solar Impulse on its pioneering round-the-world flight fuelled entirely by energy… »

23.11.2015

Renewables poised to deliver climate solution

Renewables poised to deliver climate solution

IRENA report presents actions to limit global temperature rise to below 2°C by accelerating transition to renewable energy. Emission reductions from renewables, coupled with energy efficiency improvements, must be at the heart of any effort to limit global temperature rise to two degrees Celsius, according to a report released today… »

26.03.2015

Germany’s commitment to renewables helped drive down costs

Germany’s commitment to renewables helped drive down costs

The global energy elite gather today in Berlin to discuss progress and chart new direction in the ongoing global transition to renewable energy. The two-day Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue – towards a global Energiewende brings together energy policy experts and representatives of politics, industry and civil society to… »

17.01.2015

Renewable power costs plummet: many sources now cheaper than fossil fuels

Renewable power costs plummet: many sources now cheaper than fossil fuels

Renewable energy now cost advantageous, especially when accounting for the cost of pollution and ill health. The cost of generating power from renewable energy sources has reached parity or dropped below the cost of fossil fuels for many technologies in many parts of the world, the International Renewable Energy Agency… »

12.01.2015

US can more than triple share of renewable energy by 2030, new IRENA report says

US can more than triple share of renewable energy by 2030, new IRENA report says

The United States can increase the use of renewable energy in its energy mix from 7.5 per cent in 2010 to 27 per cent by 2030, according to a new report released today. Renewable Energy Prospects: United States of America, prepared by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), also says… »

24.10.2014

“Renewable Energy Can Enhance Japanese Energy Security”

“Renewable Energy Can Enhance Japanese Energy Security”

Renewables can lower fuel imports, improve trade balance and address environmental imperatives, new report shows Tokyo, Japan, 24 October: Speaking in Tokyo on Friday, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) Director-General Adnan Z. Amin highlighted the benefits of renewable energy, citing reduced fuel import cost, economic growth and job creation… »

25.01.2014

Employment in renewable energy sector reaches 5.7 million globally

Employment in renewable energy sector reaches 5.7 million globally

New IRENA report proves positive socio-economic impacts of renewable energy Abu Dhabi, UAE, January 21, 2014: The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) today launched a pioneering new report on employment in the renewable energy sector, Renewable Energy and Jobs. The first global study of its kind, it features new data… »

25.01.2014

IRENA and ADFD Bring Power to Rural Communities

IRENA and ADFD Bring Power to Rural Communities

$41m financing for renewable energy projects in developing countries announced Abu Dhabi, UAE, January 19, 2014:  The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) today announced approximately $41 million in concessional loans for renewable energy projects in developing countries. The financed projects have a… »

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