Solar panels India

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

Islands - Ariel view

SIDS Signal High Ambition to Address Climate Change and Scale-Up Renewables

Maldives hosts inaugural Island Renewable Energy Initiative with IRENA in Malé
  • October 2017

Battery Storage Station

Battery Costs in Stationary Energy Could Fall by up to 66%, Grow 17-Fold by 2030, Says IRENA

Energy storage capacity to triple by 2030, if countries double the share of renewables in the world’s energy system
  • October 2017

Tangste power plant

A Quarter of India’s Energy Demand Can Be Met with Renewable Energy

Increasing India’s renewables would save 12 times more than it costs
  • August 2017

Bangui wind farm

Renewables Hold Great Promise for Philippines

IRENA recommends concrete actions for renewable energy deployment
  • March 2017

Solar PV panels in the city

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

Off-grid solar PV

Off-Grid Renewables Offer Unprecedented Opportunity to Achieve 100% Energy Access

Key stakeholders from the off-grid renewable energy sector – including policy makers, the private sector, financiers, and development institutions – will gather in Nairobi, Kenya from 30 September to 1 October 2016, to push forward the global off-grid agenda. The third International Off-grid Renewable Energy Conference and Exhibition (IOREC), organised by the International...
  • September 2016

Solar plant in Northern Cape

Solar PV Poised to Boom in Africa Thanks to Declining Costs

The business case for solar photovoltaics (PV) in Africa is stronger than ever thanks to rapidly declining technology costs, according to a new report released today by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).
  • September 2016

Solar PV farm

Cuba Seeks to Expand Role of Renewable Energy

The government of Cuba and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) are holding a workshop on approaches to operating and planning electricity systems with higher shares of variable renewable energy in the island nation of Cuba. Taking place in Havana from the 24th to 26th of August, with the support of the German Government’s International Climate Initiative, the...
  • August 2016

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IRENA Conference Set to Boost Off-Grid Renewable Energy Development Worldwide

Third International Off-Grid Renewable Energy Conference will convene key players in Nairobi to drive global off-grid agenda
  • August 2016