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  • UAE- IRENA celebrates first five years, looks ahead to next five

    On 23rd May 2016 at its headquarters in Masdar City, IRENA gathered Member State representatives, international stakeholders and local leaders to celebrate its fifth year of operations. Since its first Assembly, 80 additional countries have joined the Agency bringing its total membership to 148, with 28 more countries in the process of joining. "The five years since the establishment of IRENA as a fully-fledged intergovernmental organisation have seen unprecedented development in the deployment of renewable energy at a global scale," said Adnan Z. Amin, IRENA Director-General.
    (Emirates News Agency (WAM) (UAE), 24 May 2016)
  • New High For Renewable Energy

    MENA countries have tremendous potential for clean energy on account of their growing populations and abundant solar and wind resources. According to the IRENA, the region is anticipating renewable energy investment of $35 billion per year by 2020. The rapid growth of global renewable energy sector in the past few years is the strongest signal yet for investors and corporations to take the plunge towards green energy and low-carbon growth.
    (Forbes Middle East (UAE) Salman Zafar , 23 May 2016)


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