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Wind farm in Costa Rica

Dynamic Policies Driving Renewable Energy Growth in Latin America

Buoyed by rapid technology cost reductions and the consolidation of renewable energy policies, Latin America hosts some of the world’s most dynamic renewable energy markets, according to a new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).
  • November 2016

Ocean energy

IRENA Welcomes Paris Agreement as Strong Enabler for Renewable Energy Action

International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) Director-General Adnan Z. Amin issued the following statement upon the entry into force of the Paris Agreement today. IRENA welcomes the entry into force of the Paris Agreement and congratulates those Parties whose leadership made this a reality.
  • November 2016

12thcouncil

IRENA’s 12th Council Meeting Begins in Abu Dhabi

More than 300 high-level government representatives from 100 countries – the largest number ever represented at an IRENA Council meeting – gathered today in Abu Dhabi to attend the 12th Council of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).
  • November 2016

Offshore wind turbines

Falling Costs and Tech Innovations Will Drive Offshore Wind Power Boom

Offshore wind power has the potential to grow from just 13 gigawatts (GW) in 2015, to 100 GW in 2030, according to new analysis from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).
  • October 2016

Solar PV panels near a grid

IRENA & Central American Countries Join Forces to Integrate Renewables into Regional Power Systems

A one-week series of workshops designed to support the deployment of renewable energy in Central America will conclude tomorrow in Panama City.
  • October 2016

Solar panels in the city

Boosting Renewables in Cities is Vital to Achieve Climate and Development Goals

Cities now have an unprecedented opportunity to transform and decarbonise their energy supply and use, according to a new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).
  • October 2016

Wind turbine on a snow capped mountain

IRENA & South East European Countries Collaborate to Boost Regional Renewables Deployment

In a first-of-its kind workshop concluding today in Bucharest, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and South East European (SEE) countries agreed to strengthen their collaboration to accelerate renewable energy deployment in the region.
  • October 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

Wind farm in Thailand

ASEAN Members States Chart Course to Renewable Energy Future

Energy Ministers from across the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) met today at the 34th ASEAN Ministers on Energy Meeting (AMEM) to accelerate efforts to boost renewable energy deployment in the region.
  • 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