IRENA Director-General Adnan Z. Amin addressed the first plenary session of the
Pacific Energy Summit on 25 March 2013 in Auckland, New Zealand. Full speech available here.
Mobilizing finance is one of the greatest challenges for scaling up renewable energy.
The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) received over 80 applications
from developing countries for concessional loans worth USD 50 million from the Abu
Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) during the 60-day period ending 12 January 2013.
Following scoring and review by a Panel of Experts, established by the IRENA/ADFD
Advisory Committee, and further general comments from the IRENA/ADFD Advisory Committee,
selected applicants have been invited to submit Full Project Proposals from the
beginning of April 2013.
The short-listed projects are from various regions, represent a diverse mix of renewable
energy sources and technologies, address concerns about energy access, and offer
innovative and potentially replicable solutions.
In an effort to promote talented academics, and with the generous support of the
Government of the United Arab Emirates, IRENA awards up to 20 scholarships annually
for students taking up a MSc study programme at the Abu Dhabi based MASDAR Institute
of Science and Technology. IRENA Scholars are entitled to attend monthly lectures
on renewable energy policies, technologies and trends. If you want to read more,
please click here.
Apply now for the 2013-2015 IRENA Scholarship Programme
Admission Deadline: May 31, 2013
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