Hydropower

ADFD and IRENA Announce Funding by ADFD of USD 44.5 million in Four Developing Countries

Four renewable energy projects in developing countries in the Pacific and Africa have been identified by Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) to receive USD 44.5 million in funding.
  • January 2017

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Business and Policy Leaders Commit to Further Action on Global Energy Transition for a Just Climate Future for All

With the Paris Climate Agreement having just come into force, leaders from a wide range of sectors are coming together on Energy Day at the UN Climate Change Conference in Marrakech (COP22, to 18 November) to demonstrate action on global efforts to decarbonise our energy system.
  • November 2016

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Dominican Republic Can Triple Renewable Energy Share by 2030, New IRENA Report Finds

Higher renewables share would reduce CO2 emissions by 23%_x000D_ and save billions of dollars_x000D_
  • July 2016

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IRENA’s 11th Council Meeting Kicks Off in Abu Dhabi

More than 300 high-level government representatives from 96 countries – the largest number ever represented at an IRENA Council – gathered today in Abu Dhabi to attend the eleventh meeting of the Council of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). At the outset of the meeting, the Council elected H.E. Kenred Dorsett, Minister of the Environment and Housing of the...
  • May 2016

IRENA Steps Up Engagement with Pacific Islands to accelerate renewable energy technology deployment

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) is strengthening its engagement with the Pacific region by organising a three-day workshop on renewable energy solutions for islands.
  • November 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 Can Unlock Socio-Economic Benefits for Islands, IRENA Reports Find

Developing the vast renewable energy resources of Fiji, the Marshall Islands and Vanuatu would provide substantial socio-economic benefits for their citizens, according to three reports released today by IRENA.
  • July 2015

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Renewable Energy Takes Center Stage at Small Island Developing States Conference in Samoa

On the occasion of the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States, the Government of Samoa, the Government of New Zealand and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) co-organised the Renewable Energy Forum.
  • September 2014

IRENA and UNWTO to Promote Renewable Energy in Islands Tourism Sector

IRENA and the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) have joined forces to promote renewable energy use on islands. In a joint statement at the Third UN Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in Samoa, they resolved to encourage investment in cost-effective solutions that would reduce islands‘ reliance on carbon-emitting fossil fuel.
  • September 2014

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ASU and IRENA launch solar photovoltaic training for Pacific island technicians and entrepreneurs

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and Arizona State University (ASU) will work together to familiarise Pacific technicians and entrepreneurs with cutting-edge solar power technology.
  • August 2013