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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

Africa Can Quadruple Share of Renewable Energy by 2030

The African continent could generate nearly a quarter of its energy needs through the use of indigenous, clean, renewable energy by 2030, according to a new report by IRENA.
  • October 2015

World Leaders Back Major Renewable Energy Initiatives for Africa and Islands at UN Climate Summit

Two initiatives to expand people's energy access through clean, renewable energy will be substantially scaled up in Africa and small island developing states (SIDS), it was announced today at the Climate Summit by a coalition of leaders from government, business and civil society.
  • September 2014

Africa Clean Energy Corridor to Boost Renewable Energy

Energy ministers and delegates from 19 countries committed to the creation of an ambitious initiative, the Africa Clean Energy Corridor, at a meeting in Abu Dhabi, convened by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). The Corridor will boost the deployment of renewable energy and help to meet the rising African energy demand with clean, indigenous, cost-effective power...
  • January 2014

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Auctions on the rise to promote renewable energy

Renewable energy auctions are an increasingly effective tool for governments to procure renewable electricity at moderate cost, finds a newly released policy report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).
  • June 2013

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IRENA sets plans in motion for Africa Clean Energy Corridor

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) convened a major international strategy session on 22 and 23 June to discuss the prospects for a Clean Energy Corridor (CEC) to serve the rapidly growing power demand across East and Southern Africa. The Africa CEC brings together more than 20 countries in a coordinated effort to build the foundation for a substantial shift to...
  • June 2013

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Renewing Africa’s Energy Future

A side event, jointly organised by IRENA and the Government of Mozambique during the Rio+20 conference highlighted the role of renewable energy in meeting the growing energy demand in Africa. The event brought together some 300 policy- and decision makers, including 14 ministers and representatives of regional and international organisations.
  • June 2012

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Strong international support for IRENA Global Atlas initiative Launched

International cooperation on renewable energy passed another milestone at the third Meeting of the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM3) taking place in London (April 25-26), when a dozen influential countries expressed their commitment to the development of the Global Solar and Wind Atlas initiative, being managed by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).
  • April 2012