IRENA Director-General addressed global energy leaders on “The Future of Renewables”

19 September 2012| Articles


IRENA Director-General Adnan Z. Amin gave a keynote speech on the second day of the FT Global Energy Leaders Summit in London. The two day Global Energy Leaders Summit was entitled Doom or Boom? Energy Security in Uncertain Times, and attracted energy industry leaders, innovators, financiers, and policy makers from across the globe.

During his speech, the Director-General outlined how renewable energy has the ability to move the world onto a more secure and sustainable energy path. Mr. Amin went on to identify the major trends emerging in renewable energy today, which will impact on the industry in the future. These trends include increasing global investment, global expansion of enabling policy frameworks, emergence of diverse markets, technological innovation, and increasing competitiveness of renewable energy technologies.

"The approach we have taken in IRENA is that the case for renewable energy can only succeed if there is a compelling business case", said Mr. Amin during his speech. "We are convinced there is."

See the video of Mr Amin’s speech at the FT Global Energy Leaders Summit here, the Summit slideshow here, and for more information please visit FT Live Energy Events