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IRENA Welcomes Brazil's Decision to Seek Membership of the Agency

Director-General Adnan Z. Amin welcomes Brazil’s decision to initiate the process of joining IRENA
  • February 2018

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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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Dynamic Policies Driving Renewable Energy Growth in Latin America

Buoyed by rapid technology cost reductions and the consolidation of renewable energy policies, Latin America hosts some of the world’s most dynamic renewable energy markets, according to a new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).
  • November 2016

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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

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

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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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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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New partnerships to enhance mapping of wind and solar energy resources

Ministers and Senior Officials participating in a side event on 19 June 2012 at the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development stressed the importance of international cooperation for mapping the world’s renewable energy resources.
  • June 2012