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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

Foz do Iguassu Brazil

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

Renewables and Improved Cooling Technologies Key to Reducing India's Water Use

New IRENA-WRI analysis finds that urgent action can significantly lower intensities of water withdrawal and consumption, while substantially reducing carbon emissions intensity by 2030.
  • January 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

Onshore Wind Power Now as Affordable as Any Other Source, Solar to Halve by 2020

The new IRENA cost report finds all renewable technologies will be competitive by 2020. The cost of generating power from onshore wind has fallen by around a quarter since 2010, with solar photovoltaic (PV) electricity costs falling by 73 per cent in that time, according to the analysis. 
  • January 2018

ADFD Approves USD25 Million for Solar PV Projects in Mauritius and Rwanda

Projects selected via IRENA/ADFD Project Facility will support poverty alleviation through renewable energy.
  • January 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

IRENA 8th Assembly

Governments to Signal Support for IRENA Key Role in Global Energy Transformation

More than 1,100 government representatives from over 150 countries to gather in Abu Dhabi for Eighth IRENA Assembly
  • January 2018

Visions of Sustainability Exhibit Showcases Power and Elemental Beauty of Renewable Energy

Week-long art exhibit hosted by IRENA brings global message of renewables and sustainability to UAE
  • January 2018