Door to 1.5°C Still Open Says Francesco La Camera Following Biden Leaders Summit on Climate

IRENA Director General comments in the context of recently concluded Leaders Summit on Climate hosted by the President of the United States of America, Joe Biden.

  • April 2021

Sustainable, Modern Energy Dominates Discussion at UN Forum

High-Level Political Forum reaffirms renewable energy’s central role in achieving global sustainable development goals.

  • July 2018

Boosting Global Renewables, One Island at a Time

Today, the US Department of Energy and the US State Department announced a new initiative to help boost renewables on islands. The Energy Transition Initiative Pacific Program will help Pacific islands move away from costly imported fuels and towards...

  • September 2016

New Initiative to Boost Corporate Sourcing of Renewables

Governments and private sector corporations have committed to work together to scale up renewable energy under a new campaign launched today at the 7th Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) meeting in San Francisco.

  • June 2016

Cities, Corporations 'Key' to Global Energy Transition

Ministers, investors, engineers, utilities, policy makers and other energy enthusiasts convened in San Francisco’s Union Square today to discuss one thing: how to meet the world’s growing energy needs, while also mitigating climate change...

  • June 2016

Renewable Energy Transition Marches Ahead in San Francisco

Energy ministers from more than 20 countries gather in San Francisco this week for the 7th Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) meeting. Accounting for some 80% of global emissions and 90% of global clean energy investment, participating...

  • May 2016

Sustainable Energy for All and SDG 7 in Focus

World leaders gathered last weekend at the United Nations General Assembly and formally adopted new development goals as successors to the Millennium Development Goals – the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). These 17 ambitious...

  • September 2015

Solar Impulse Lands in Hawaii, Breaks World Record for Longest Flight

At 5:55 in the morning, the Solar Impulse 2 safely landed in Kalaeloa, Hawaii, and, along the way in the blue expanse of the Pacific Ocean, shattered the world record for the longest non-stop solo flight in any kind of plane. It is a historic...

  • July 2015

Renewable Energy 'Key' Component of U.S. Energy Policy

Policy makers and other energy industry leaders meet today in Washington D.C., to discuss renewable energy as an important component of U.S. energy policy – key to addressing the issues of climate change, energy security, and economic...

  • June 2015

US Can More Than Triple Share of Renewable Energy by 2030

A new report released today by IRENA indicates that the United States could affordably increase its renewable energy share from 7.5% in 2010 to 27% by 2030.

  • January 2015