This is Izalco, a stratovolcano in El Salvador, that through continuous eruptions, formed between 1770 and 1958. This “young” volcano is  a sign of the enormous geothermal energy potential sitting beneath this Central American country.

Geothermal, a Hot Topic in El Salvador

Central American countries seek to bring geothermal to the forefront of future energy development plans.

  • September 2017

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

Renewable Energy Efforts Scaled-Up in Central America

National and regional stakeholders met in Panama to discuss the methodologies used in CECCA and to validate the findings from IRENA’s RRA Panama.

  • July 2017

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

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

A Renewable Urban Agenda

“Cities are realising that renewables offer an effective means to address climate change and reduce air pollution, while helping solve a host of social, economic and environmental challenges,” says IRENA Director-General, Adnan Z. Amin....

  • October 2016

Living Sustainably: Future Renewable Cities

For millennia, the vast majority of the world’s population lived in the countryside. But today more than 54% of the world’s population lives in cities. one of the most pressing challenges this brings is making sure that cities, which...

  • October 2016

Event: IRENA & Partners Focus on Sustainable Cities

To help drive the needed energy transition in cities, IRENA and the governments of Ecuador, Germany and the UAE will host a full-day event on the sidelines of the upcoming UN Habitat III meeting in Quito, Ecuador.

  • September 2016

Boosting Global Renewables, One Island at a Time

Today, the US Department of Energy and the US State Department announced a new initiative to help boost renewables on islands. The Energy Transition Initiative Pacific Program will help Pacific islands move away from costly imported fuels and towards...

  • 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