City Roadmap 2050 Supports Low-Carbon Winter Olympics 2022 in China

Zhangjiakou benefits from an abundant renewable energy resources, including an estimated technical resource potential of 30 gigawatts (GW) for solar photovoltaics (PV) and 40 GW for wind. IRENA’s report finds that after 2035, the city can...

  • November 2019

IRENA Facilitates Investment and Renewable Projects on Ground in Africa

IRENA’s first ever renewable energy matchmaking event took now place in Johannesburg as part of the Africa Investment Forum hosted by the African Development Bank.

  • November 2019

IRENA Concludes its Eighteenth Council

High-level representatives from 124 member countries attended the 18th meeting of the IRENA Council, held on November 5 and 6, 2019, in Abu Dhabi, to review the Agency’s progress and explore its future plans to accelerate the global energy...

  • November 2019

New Report Identifies Clean Energy Options for Global Shipping Industry

With heavy fuel oil covering 82 per cent of the sector’s energy needs, decarbonizing global shipping will play a critical role in achieving climate objectives, a new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) finds.

  • October 2019

High-level Meeting in Luxembourg Takes Electromobility to Next Level

Supported by IRENA, Luxembourg organised a pentalateral conference 'Closing the loop between Energy and Transport' which for the first-time ever gathered key stakeholders from all sectors involved such as car manufacturers, electricity market players...

  • October 2019

Building the Next Phase of Growth in Southeast Asia Around Renewable Energy. It’s Possible.

A global trade hub and a strong example of the benefits of regional cooperation, Southeast Asia promises to emerge as one the most successful economic development stories of the 21st century. To fulfil its full potential however, the region should...

  • October 2019

Five Reasons Why Countries in the Gulf are Turning to Renewables

Led by efforts in the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia, the GCC has become crucial to global efforts in support of the energy transformation.

  • October 2019

Unprecedented Momentum for Green Hydrogen

Hydrogen from renewable energy could play a central role in the global energy transformation. The latest report estimates that hydrogen from renewable power could translate into 8 per cent of global energy consumption by 2050.

  • October 2019

Building Partnerships for Progress at New York Climate Week

In total, IRENA agreed six new partnerships – representative of the interconnected nature of the SDGs and reinforcing the fact that achieving a number of development goals is directly or indirectly dependent on the achievement of another.

  • September 2019

Small Islands Delivering Bold Solutions to Climate Change at High-Level Event

With a number of countries pursuing 100 per cent renewable power generation targets, the islands are showing countries across the world what can be achieved through political will and collaborative effort. 

  • September 2019