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IRENA to Highlight Key Role of Renewables to Realisation of SDGs at UN HLPF

IRENA will highlight the central contribution renewables make to sustainable development and the vast socioeconomic benefits of energy transformation during the United Nations High-Level Political Forum (HLPF).
  • July 2018

EU Reinforces Position at the Forefront of Global Energy Transformation, Says IRENA

Adnan Z. Amin, Director-General of IRENA has welcomed the EU decision to increase its renewable energy target from 27 per cent to 32 per cent by 2030, highlighting that the move reflects the new economics of renewable energy. 
  • June 2018

Corporate Sourcing of Renewables Growing, Taking Place in 75 Countries

The study shows world market for corporate sourcing of renewable electricity reached 465 terawatt hours in 2017 – enough to power a country the size of France.
  • May 2018

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

Renewable Energy Can Build Prosperity and Improve Energy Security in Pakistan

IRENA assessment shows Pakistan’s abundant renewable resources can boost power generation and energy access
  • April 2018

IRENA to Help Deliver Low-Carbon 2022 Winter Olympics in Zhangjiakou, China

International Renewable Energy Agency to support Zhangjiakou, in Hebei Province, become China’s first energy transition pilot city
  • March 2018

Higher Shares of Renewable Energy Central to Sustainable Development Across Southeast Asia

New IRENA market analysis sees renewable energy driving growth and expanding energy access in Southeast Asia 
  • February 2018

EU Doubling Renewables by 2030 Positive for Economy, Key to Emission Reductions

New IRENA report outlines how increasing share of renewables to 34% can boost economy, and help meet emission reductions goals
  • February 2018

New Global Commission to Examine Geopolitics of Energy Transformation

IRENA Commission to analyse how energy transformation driven by renewables will impact foreign policies and geopolitics
  • January 2018