New Geopolitics: Commission on the Global Consequences of Renewable Energy Transformation

Newly formed Global Commission on the Geopolitics of Energy Transformation announces its members at Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue
  • April 2018

Economy and Human Welfare to Grow Under IRENA’s 2050 Energy Transformation Roadmap

A six-fold increase in renewable energy adoption is required to stay below two-degrees, avoid escalating stranded assets, and will by 2050 grow the global economy an additional one per cent while improving global welfare.
  • April 2018

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Countries Join Forces to Accelerate Global Energy Transition

Energy Transition Coalition to accelerate the transition to a sustainable energy future
  • March 2017

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Eliminating Energy-Related Carbon Emissions Possible, New IRENA Study Finds

Decarbonisation of global energy system, led by renewables and efficiency, would create economic gains  
  • March 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

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Cuba Seeks to Expand Role of Renewable Energy

The government of Cuba and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) are holding a workshop on approaches to operating and planning electricity systems with higher shares of variable renewable energy in the island nation of Cuba. Taking place in Havana from the 24th to 26th of August, with the support of the German Government’s International Climate Initiative, the...
  • August 2016

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Solar Energy Could Meet up to 13% of Global Power Needs by 2030

The share of global electricity generated by solar photovoltaics (PV) could increase from 2 per cent today to as much as 13 per cent by 2030, according to a new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).
  • June 2016

IRENA and the Terrawatt Initiative Launch Effort to Boost Global Solar Development

Leaders in energy, finance and law will collaborate to scale up solar energy under a new initiative officially launched today on the margins of InterSolar Europe.
  • June 2016

Solar PV Recycling Offers Significant Untapped Business Opportunity, New Report Shows

Technical potential of materials recovered from end-of-life solar PV panels could exceed $15 billion by 2050
  • June 2016

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Doubling Global Share of Renewable Energy by 2030 Can Save Trillions

Doubling the share of renewables in the global energy mix by 2030 can save up to USD 4.2 trillion annually by 2030 – 15 times more than the costs – according to a new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). REmap: Roadmap for a Renewable Energy Future, released today at the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue, recommends options to boost the share of...
  • March 2016