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IRENA and State Grid of China to Cooperate on Accelerating Energy Transition

IRENA to work with world’s largest utility to improve grid efficiency 
  • June 2017

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IRENA Expands Effort to Drive Corporate Renewable Energy Use

New research will assess corporate sourcing of renewables globally and feed into the REmade Index
  • June 2017

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International Renewable Energy Agency Opens Seventh Assembly

Government officials from more than 150 countries and leaders from international organisations, the private sector and civil society are gathering today and tomorrow in Abu Dhabi for the Seventh Assembly of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) to chart a pathway to a sustainable energy future.
  • January 2017

G20 Energy Ministers Recognise Progress on Renewables, Set Stage for More Action

Energy Ministers and other senior officials recognised recent progress to scale up renewable energy and examined opportunities for even greater action today on the sidelines of the G20 Energy Ministers meeting in Beijing.
  • June 2016

New IRENA Report Presents Options to Boost Renewable Energy Investment

A new report released today on the margins of the G20 Energy Ministers meeting in Beijing provides policy makers, financial institutions and project developers with a range of options to help scale up investment in renewable energy.
  • June 2016

Renewable Energy Offers Solution to Reduce Carbon and Water Use in China’s Power Sector

Scaling up renewable energy and introducing improved plant cooling technologies in China’s power sector can reduce water-intensity up to 42 per cent and emissions-intensity up to 37 per cent in 2030, according to a new joint brief by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and China Water Risk.
  • March 2016

China, IRENA to Co-Host International Forum on Energy Transitions

Energy leaders from government, business and the scientific community will gather in Suzhou City, China from 5-7 November for the first International Forum on Energy Transitions.
  • November 2015

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Renewable Energy Employs 7.7 Million People Worldwide, Says New IRENA Report

More than 7.7 million people worldwide are now employed by the renewable energy industry, according to a new report released today by IRENA.
  • May 2015

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China Can Nearly Quadruple Share of Modern Renewable Energy by 2030, New IRENA Report Says

China can increase its use of renewable energy from 13 to 26 per cent by 2030, according to a new report released today by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). The growth in renewable energy use would represent nearly a fourfold increase in the share of modern renewables between 2010 and 2030.
  • November 2014

Renewable Energy Provides 6.5 Million Jobs Globally

In 2013, approximately 6.5 million people were already employed in the renewable energy industry worldwide, a new study by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) reveals. ‘Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review 2014’ underlines the important role that renewables continue to play in employment creation and growth in the global economy.
  • May 2014