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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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IRENA Joins Public/Private Sector Initiative to Boost Corporate Sourcing of Renewables

Governments and private sector corporations will collaborate to scale up renewable energy in support of the Paris Agreement under a campaign launched today at the seventh Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) meeting in San Francisco. The Corporate Sourcing of Renewables Campaign will build partnerships to increase the number of companies committed to sourcing renewable energy for...
  • June 2016

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IRENA Head Meets UN Secretary-General to Further Renewable Energy Expansion

Mr. Adnan Z. Amin, Director-General of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and Mr. Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations, met at the UN Headquarters in New York to discuss the rapid scale-up of renewable energy and its vital role at the upcoming UN Climate Change Conference (COP21) in Paris in December.
  • August 2015

Pacific Island Countries and Territories Explore Pathways to Transform Energy Systems

In an ongoing effort to solve the region’s significant energy challenges, Pacific Island countries and territories and development partners are meeting this week (July 21 to 23) in Honolulu to share experiences on increasing the use of renewable energy.
  • July 2015

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Renewable Energy Must Be Key Component of U.S. Energy Policy, Say Industry Leaders

Energy industry leaders will meet today in Washington D.C., to discuss renewable energy as an important component of U.S. energy policy – key to addressing the issues of climate change, energy security, and economic development.
  • June 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

US Can More Than Triple Share of Renewable Energy by 2030, New IRENA Report Says

The United States can increase the use of renewable energy in its energy mix from 7.5 per cent in 2010 to 27 per cent by 2030, according to a new report released today. Renewable Energy Prospects: United States of America, prepared by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), also says the US can increase its use of renewable energy in power generation from 14 per cent...
  • January 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

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$550 Billion Annually Will Avert Most Serious Impacts of Climate Change, Says IRENA

The transition to a sustainable energy future will require, on average, $550 billion investment in renewable energy per year until 2030, the International Renewable Energy Agency said at the Renewable Energy Finance Forum (REFF Wall Street) in New York this week.
  • June 2014

Doubling Renewable Energy will Save Money and Avoid Climate Catastrophe, IRENA Says

The world faces an important energy choice, according to a new report launched by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) in New York today.
  • June 2014