Latin America’s Renewable Energy Market Analysis

Covering the surface area of China and the USA combined and home to around 600 million people, Latin America is rich in resources.   

  • November 2016

Scaling up Renewable Energy on Small Island Developing States: The Initiative for Renewable Island Energy

As early supporters of renewable energy technologies Small Island Developing States (SIDS) have played a pivotal role in demonstrating the role of renewables in achieving the Sustainable Development and Climate agendas. They know that overcoming...

  • November 2016

How Corporates are Taking the Lead in Renewable Energy

Over the last few years there has been a significant increase in the voluntary demand for renewable energy sourced by large corporations to supply their own operations and supply chains.   

  • November 2016

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

The Transformative Role of Renewable Energy – Energy Day at COP 22

“The climate objectives agreed in Paris require nothing less than the radical decarbonisation of the global economy,” said Adnan Z. Amin, IRENA Director-General, speaking before the start of Energy Day at COP22 on November 11.

  • November 2016

[Video] Sustainable Transportation Innovators Speak Out at COP22 Energy Day

One of the sub-themes emerging at this year's Global Climate Action Agenda Energy Day at COP22, co-organised by IRENA and Sustainable Energy for All, was sustainable transport. Bertrand Piccard, initiator, chairman and pilot of Solar Impulse,...

  • November 2016

IRENA Director-General Meets Vice-President of Uruguay

On 8 November 2016, H.E. Mr. Raul Sendic, Vice-President of Uruguay, visited IRENA’s headquarters to show his support for the Agency and engage with IRENA’s Director-General, Adnan Z. Amin.

  • November 2016

Renewable Energy Track Underway as COP22 Opens in Marrakech

COP22, the United Nations annual climate conference, kicked off Monday in Marrakech, Morocco with delegations lighting solar lanterns to represent unity for a clean energy future, essential to achieve the goals set out in the Paris Agreement.

  • November 2016

IRENA's 12th Council Convenes

Convened from 1 to 2 November 2016, IRENA’s 12th Council attracted more than 300 high-level government representatives from 100 countries – the most ever represented at a council meeting.

  • November 2016

A Gale of Innovation: the future of offshore wind

In just 13 years offshore wind power has grown from 160 MW to over 12 GW. A new IRENA report highlights a series of innovations that are expected to continue to drive that growth for decades to come.

  • October 2016