Egypt Could Meet More than 50% of its Electricity Demand with Renewable Energy

IRENA’s new ‘Egypt Renewable Energy Outlook’ report shows renewables could present cost savings of USD 900 million annually
  • October 2018

High-Level Renewable Energy Conference to Advance Low-Carbon Development in Egypt

Release of IRENA’s ‘Egypt Renewable Energy Outlook’ will be key focus of co-organised three-day conference in Cairo next month.
  • October 2018

Small Island Developing States and IRENA to Take Energy Transformation to Next Level

Heads of state and government and development partners to strengthen cooperation on renewable energy with the launch of the SIDS Lighthouses Initiative 2.0 at the UN General Assembly.
  • September 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

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

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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

Lawmakers Discuss Policies to Accelerate Global Energy Transformation

IRENA Legislators Forum and joint event with FNC promotes lawmaking to boost renewable energy deployment
  • January 2018

Renewable Energy Can Be Strengthened in Next Round of Climate Negotiations

Nationally Determined Contributions under Paris Agreement must reflect growing business case and global momentum for renewables 
  • November 2017

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IRENA Convenes Legislators Forum to Engage Key Actors in Renewable Energy Policy

Lawmakers from around the world are meeting today in Abu Dhabi to discuss the policies needed to support the transformation of the global energy system. Held the day before the opening of the seventh Assembly of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), the 2017 Legislators Forum, “Renewable Energy – the Role of Legislators in Catalyzing Action”, is the second meeting...
  • January 2017