The Investment Case for Energy Transition in Africa

IRENA and UNDP’s Africa Centre for Sustainable Development outline why significant investment is needed to transform Africa’s energy system.

  • March 2020

Battery Storage Paves Way for a Renewable-powered Future

Battery storage systems are emerging as one of the key solutions to effectively integrate high shares of solar and wind renewables in power systems worldwide. IRENA analysis illustrates how electricity storage technologies can be used for a variety...

  • March 2020

Measures to Strengthen Preparedness and Continuity of Operations in Response to COVID-19

IRENA Secretariat has decided not to hold any physical meetings during March and April at its premises in Abu Dhabi, Bonn, New York and elsewhere. 

  • March 2020

Financing the Global Energy Transformation: Green Bonds

Despite the positive renewable energy investment trends over the past decade, annual investments in renewable energy power alone need to double until 2050 to meet climate goals. IRENA has recently published a series of renewable energy finance briefs...

  • March 2020

Discussions on Sustainable Aviation Take Place in Abu Dhabi

In context of ICAO’s annual Fuel Task Group meeting, IRENA hosts discussion on role of biofuels in aviation decarbonisation.

  • February 2020

Public and Private Sectors Unite on Need for More Renewables

Coalition for Action calls on all governments to urgently enhance their NDCs, deploy higher shares of renewables and increase investments

  • January 2020

IRENA Tenth Assembly Live

IRENA 10th Assembly opens today Annual Report of the Director-General and Work Programme and Budget discussions Ministerial Roundtable on Decarbonisation: Green Hydrogen

  • January 2020

IRENA and EBRD Sign an Agreement to Strenghten Cooperation

Joint initiative with IRENA to rapidly increase share of renewable power in EBRD countries

  • January 2020

Green hydrogen – The Potential Energy Transition Gamechanger

Green hydrogen is projected to grow rapidly in the coming years. Participants of a ministerial roundtable have identified it as potential key accelerator of the energy transition and enabler for a wider global decarbonization.

  • January 2020

New IRENA Report on Women in Wind Energy Launched at High-level Women’s Dinner

Wind energy: A gender perspective highlights that while significant job opportunities for women exist across the wind energy value chain, the global wind energy industry is yet to reach meaningful gender equality.

  • January 2020