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27 09 2020 | 08:05

Renewables at Heart of Reaching Zero Emissions in Industry and Transport.

Only seven industry and transport sectors will account for 38% of all CO2 emissions globally in 2050 unless there are significant changes in current approaches.

27 09 2020 | 08:01

Is This The Cleanest Energy On Earth?

The green energy revolution is well and truly underway. Renewables have proven to be highly resilient, emerging as the only energy sector to record any kind of growth at a time when fossil fuels are…

07 09 2020 | 09:38

Solar Panels Are Starting to Die. Will We be Able to Recycle the E-Waste?

Solar photovoltaic (PV) panels convert sunlight into energy and continue to play an essential role in the fight to stop the climate crisis. As the pioneering panels of the early 2000s near the end of…

04 09 2020 | 08:02

Fossil fuels given $3.1 trillion subsidies at 'staggering' twenty-times level of renewables.

Massive gap in direct and indirect support highlighted by Irena effort to put accurate figure on discrepancy. The global fossil fuel sector enjoyed annual subsidy support worth $3.1 trillion, a “…

31 08 2020 | 08:19

Construction of Namibia-Botswana mega solar project imminent.

The signing of an agreement between Namibia and Botswana to construct a mega solar photovoltaic project is imminent, Namibian Minister for Mines and Energy Tom Alweendo has shared. A full…

12 07 2020 | 08:54

OLADE and IRENA Put Renewables at Heart of Post-Pandemic Economic Recovery in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Accelerating renewables could bring 3 million jobs to Latin America as region battles COVID-19.

12 07 2020 | 08:27

IRENA Innovation Week 2020: 5-8 October 2020

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) invites you to save the date for the third edition of IRENA Innovation Week – a virtual gathering of policymakers, innovators, developers and…

29 06 2020 | 07:49

IRENA Puts Energy Transformation at Heart of Sustainable Recovery Agenda.

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 24 June 2020 — Governments can align immediate economic stimulus needs with medium to long-term decarbonisation and sustainable development objectives by targeting…

22 06 2020 | 07:56

Neon's 30MW/30MWh battery storage project in Finland to help stabilise grid.

French renewable energy developer Neoen has announced plans to develop a 30 MW/30 MWh storage project near Lappeenranta, in southern Finland. The Yllikkälä Power Reserve One project will stabilize…

22 06 2020 | 07:49

UAE energy sector is ripe for ‘green’ funds.

COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in need for new realities in the energy space. According to International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), renewable energy could power an economic recovery from COVID…

05 06 2020 | 08:15

COVID-19 Intensifies the Urgency to Expand Sustainable Energy Solutions Worldwide.

To meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targets by 2030, countries must safeguard the gains already attained and accelerate efforts to achieve affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern…

03 06 2020 | 10:49

IRENA presents Renewable Power Generation Costs in 2019

Renewable power is increasingly cheaper than any new electricity capacity based on fossil fuels, IRENA's newly launched Renewable Power Generation Costs in 2019 finds. The report highlights that new…

03 06 2020 | 10:27

Renewables Increasingly Beat Even Cheapest Coal Competitors on Cost .

Competitive power generation costs make investment in renewables highly attractive as countries target economic recovery from COVID-19, new IRENA report finds  

19 05 2020 | 07:51

US$130trn investment needed for carbon neutrality by 2060.

A US$130trn investment to 2050 could help to reduce carbon emissions to zero by 2060, according to the International Renewable Energy Agency’s (IRENA’s) inaugural Global Renewables Outlook.

15 05 2020 | 07:54

Investors to governments: Build back better, or deal with escalating climate risks.

As governments claw their way out of the pandemic, they must not lose sight of the climate crisis to safeguard investors and economies from escalating risks from global heating, a global network of…

15 05 2020 | 07:36

Investing for tomorrow, because Energy subsidies will decline 25% by 2050 – analysis.

IRENA has modelled energy subsidies to 2030 and 2050 for their pathway to meet the Paris targets. Here, Michael Taylor summarises their findings. Firstly, they estimate today’s global direct energy…

08 05 2020 | 10:54

3 Reasons to Invest in Renewable Energy Now.

As the human tragedy of the COVID-19 pandemic worsens, global restrictions to stop the spread of the virus — including stay-at-home orders, business closures and travel prohibitions — may contribute …

21 04 2020 | 10:51

IRENA’s Global Renewables Outlook: Renewable energy can support resilient and equitable recovery.

IRENA’s first Global Renewables Outlook shows decarbonisation of the energy system supports short-term recovery while creating resilient and inclusive economies and societies

19 04 2020 | 07:29

Seychelles readies the world’s largest salt-water floating solar plant.

It will be built across 40,000 square meters of water Located in the Indian Ocean archipelago, and with a population of just 25,400 souls, Seychelles is putting together the world’s largest floating…

19 04 2020 | 07:23

African Union and IRENA to Advance Renewables in Response to COVID-19 .

Renewable energy solutions will provide fast response to the global coronavirus pandemic and build more resilient energy systems