Renewable energy

08.04.2014

As Planet Warms, Clean Energy Investments Take a Dive

As Planet Warms, Clean Energy Investments Take a Dive

By Samuel Oakford for Inter Press Service UNITED NATIONS, Apr 7 2014 (IPS) – Policy uncertainty and plummeting solar prices led to a 14-percent decrease in investment in renewable energy in 2013, according to a report released Monday. Investment fell across the globe, even… »

01.02.2014

Japanese regions transition to 100% renewable energy

Japanese regions transition to 100% renewable energy

Tokyo, 31st January 2014: Local governments across Japan are seeking to supply their regions with 100% renewable energy, three years after the major earthquake which resulted in a nuclear disaster. At the Community Power Conference in Fukushima, the Founding Partners of the Global 100% Renewable Energy Campaign welcome the decision… »

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… »

14.01.2014

IRENA to Highlight Transformative Role of Renewable Energy

IRENA to Highlight Transformative Role of Renewable Energy

Renewable energy is transforming the global energy system, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) will highlight at the Agency’s Fourth Assembly, setting the stage for this year’s Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW). Showcasing the Agency’s original research and policy advice, IRENA will present “REmap 2030”, a roadmap for doubling the… »

25.06.2013

Plans in motion for Africa clean energy corridor

Plans in motion for Africa clean energy corridor

Renewable energy could meet a rising share of the continent’s fast-growing power needs and support economic development in a sustainable manner. The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) convened a major international strategy session on 22 and 23 June to discuss the prospects for a Clean Energy Corridor (CEC) to serve… »

22.04.2013

IRENA welcomes the launch of Africa’s largest solar PV plant

IRENA welcomes the launch of Africa’s largest solar PV plant

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) welcomes the news that the largest solar photovoltaic (PV) plant in Africa was inaugurated today by the Government of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania and Masdar, the renewable energy company of Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates. The new facility, located in the capital… »

19.03.2013

Renewable agency applauds U.A.E. solar launch

Renewable agency applauds U.A.E. solar 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… »

21.02.2013

Solar lighting can deliver major development and climate benefits – UN agency

Solar lighting can deliver major development and climate benefits – UN agency

Countries that switch from lamps, candles, flashlights and other traditional lighting systems to solar power can recover the costs in less than one year, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) said today, highlighting new studies that show the development and climate benefits of ‘off-grid’ lighting. “Replacing the world’s 670 million… »

20.01.2013

Japan to build world’s largest offshore wind farm

Japan to build world’s largest offshore wind farm

This article can be found its entirety on the New Scientist website. It’s goodbye nuclear, hello renewables as Japan prepares to build the world’s largest offshore wind farm this July. By 2020, the plan is to build a total of 143 wind turbines on platforms 16 kilometres off… »

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