Advancing Africa with Renewable Energy Auctions

Renewable energy auctions in South Africa, Uganda and Zambia are changing renewables’ prospects on the continent.

  • May 2018

Empowering women in Nigeria with solar energy

Empowering Women in Nigeria with Solar Energy

In Nigeria, a new solar energy initiative is providing the community with an affordable source of energy, and empowering women through access to income-generation activates.

  • March 2018

Renewables at the Heart of G20 Hamburg Energy Action Plan

Leaders of the world’s biggest economies envision renewables' key role in economic growth.

  • July 2017

Ministers: 'IRENA/ADFD Plays Key Role Advancing Renewables in Developing Countries'

Renewable energy projects from the Marshall Islands, Niger, Seychelles and the Solomon Islands have been selected to receive a total of USD 44.5 million in funding through the IRENA/ADFD Project Facility.

  • March 2017

Pay-As-You-Go Solar Systems in Rural Senegal Give Access to Electricity

In the rural villages in southern Senegal, pay-as-you-go solar systems are transforming lives.

  • December 2016

Coalition for Advancing Low Carbon Fuels Launches at COP22

A massive scale-up in renewable energy deployment is vital to fully decarbonize the global energy system by 2050.  

  • November 2016

IRENA Convenes Ministers at COP22 to Address Renewables for Africa

Ministers and senior officials from government, international organizations, development institutions and civil society gathered at COP22 in Marrakech on Monday to discuss the pathways to meet African climate objectives with renewable energy.

  • 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