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New IRENA Report Details How Renewables Can Decarbonise the Energy Sector and Improve the Lives of Billions

Falling costs, driven by innovation in technology and policy, is spurring renewable energy deployment and with it a myriad of socioeconomic benefits, according to the new comprehensive publication released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). REthinking Energy, now in its third edition, was released today at IRENA’s seventh Assembly, the Agency’s ultimate...
  • January 2017

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International Renewable Energy Agency Opens Seventh Assembly

Government officials from more than 150 countries and leaders from international organisations, the private sector and civil society are gathering today and tomorrow in Abu Dhabi for the Seventh Assembly of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) to chart a pathway to a sustainable energy future.
  • January 2017

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South East Europe Has Vast Renewable Potential worth 740 GW, IRENA Report Finds

A new comprehensive study from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), reveals the enormous potential of renewable energy in the South East Europe (SEE) region.
  • January 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

Global Energy Leaders Gather in Abu Dhabi to Accelerate Renewable Energy Deployment

Government officials from more than 150 countries including 75 ministers, and leaders from international organisations, the private sector and civil society are gathering this week for the Seventh Assembly of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).
  • January 2017

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IRENA/ADFD Open Fifth Round of Funding for Renewable Energy Projects

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) have officially opened the fifth round of funding for renewable energy projects in developing countries.
  • November 2016

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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

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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

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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

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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