European Union Can Meet Ambitious Renewable Energy Targets

IRENA’s new study shows that exceeding EU’s 27% renewable energy target would grow economy and improve health

  • January 2018

Europe Showcases Renewable Energy Progress at EU Sustainable Energy Week

EU Sustainable Energy Week gathers leaders from across renewable energy landscape

  • July 2017

Decarbonising the Global Economy: Thinking Differently to Achieve a Renewable Energy Future

During a plenary session at the World Climate Summit on 13 November, held on the sidelines of COP22 in Marrakech, Morocco, a diverse panel of speakers discussed the kinds of innovations needed to achieve rapid deployment of renewables –...

  • November 2016

A Renewable Future for Southeast Asia

During the 34th ASEAN Ministers on Energy Meeting being held in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar, IRENA and the ASEAN Centre for Energy (ACE) previewed a study, Renewable Energy Outlook for ASEAN — A REmap Analysis, showcasing technological and sectorial...

  • September 2016

Dominican Republic’s Roadmap to a Renewable Future

Creating a sustainable future is the responsibility of all countries, and that includes allocating a greater share of the world’s energy mix to renewables. a new IRENA report, Renewable energy prospects: Dominican Republic, finds the Dominican...

  • July 2016

The Real Cost of Energy: Why Renewables Make More Sense

Op Ed by IRENA Director-General Adnan Z. Amin (originally published in the Huffington Post) Energy-related greenhouse gas emissions have plateaued for the second year running – an extraordinary fact considering the global...

  • April 2016

Energy Efficiency Vital to Doubling Global Share of Renewables

It may sound obvious that efforts to scale-up renewable energy and efforts to improve energy efficiency are interlinked. We consume less energy overall when we implement energy efficiency measures like installing building insulation or efficient...

  • August 2015

Mexico Can More Than Quadruple Share of Renewable Energy by 2030

A new IRENA report released today at an event in Merida, Mexico finds the country can increase the amount of renewable energy in its energy mix from 4.4% in 2010 to 21% by 2030.

  • May 2015

Leaders Discuss How to "Tap" Renewable Energy Resources in Latin America

Today in Abu Dhabi, government leaders and organizational representatives from across Latin America met to discuss scaling up renewable energy in the region.

  • January 2015

US Can More Than Triple Share of Renewable Energy by 2030

A new report released today by IRENA indicates that the United States could affordably increase its renewable energy share from 7.5% in 2010 to 27% by 2030.

  • January 2015