IRENA Members See Hydropower at the Heart of Climate Action

Hydropower is the largest source of renewable electricity worldwide and advancing its deployment is essential in driving the energy transition forward. This week’s High-Level Meeting of IRENA’s Collaborative Framework on Hydropower...

  • September 2021

Key renewables players call for collaboration between renewable energy and agriculture sectors

Energy use is responsible for about one-third of greenhouse gases emitted by the food systems. With its continuously declining costs, renewables have become an attractive and effective way to fuel the achievement of key sustainable development...

  • September 2021

IRENA at UN High-Level Dialogue on Energy: Mobilising Action Through Energy Compacts

Ambitious and targeted actions are needed now and throughout the coming decades to ensure the goals of energy access for all are fulfilled and a decarbonised energy system is achieved by 2050.

  • September 2021

IRENA and IAEA to Help African Union Develop Continental Power Master Plan with EU support

The initiative is led by the African Union Development Agency (AUDA) with the technical and financial support of the European Union (EU), and is aimed at establishing a long-term continent-wide planning process.

  • September 2021

How Solar Water Heaters Industry Benefits the Local Economy

Solar water heaters are a mature technology that has been successfully deployed in several countries for more than 30 years, mostly in the residential sector, providing an affordable solution for many households.

  • August 2021

Applications Open for the Fall 2021 Cohort of the IRENA Student Leaders Programme

The virtual traineeship programme aims to prepare the future generation of global energy professionals

  • August 2021

IRENA and the European Space Agency Agree to Advance Energy Transition in Space Activities

The new partnership aims to achieve the common goal of ensuring sustainable long-term socio-economic development within planetary boundaries.

  • July 2021

IRENA Outlines Action Agenda on Offshore Renewables for G20

The report provides 50 concrete actions that G20 countries could take while defining their national strategies for offshore renewables.

  • July 2021

IRENA and the Electric Power Research Institute Join Forces to Accelerate Smart Electrification

The agreement provides the framework for cooperation in pursuit of the shared objectives to promote a sustainable energy transition around the world.

  • July 2021

How Solar Power is Reducing Maternal Mortality Rates in Zimbabwe

A renewable energy innovation has improved obstetric care to last-mile communities across Zimbabwe, successfully supporting over 180,000 deliveries per year since its introduction.

  • July 2021