How to Transform Energy System And Reduce Carbon Emissions

Digital story: Electricity from renewables must underpin our future energy system. Renewable energy can immediately and significantly reduce global carbon emissions. 

  • April 2019

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Renewables offer G20 countries the best opportunity to achieve climate goals

Renewables are, in combination with energy efficiency, the key to uncoupling economic growth from an increase in emissions. IRENA analysis estimates that G20 countries hold 75% of the global renewables deployment potential by 2030.

  • November 2018

European Union Can Meet Ambitious Renewable Energy Targets

IRENA’s new study shows that exceeding EU’s 27% renewable energy target would grow economy and improve health.

  • January 2018

Europe Showcases Renewable Energy Progress at EU Sustainable Energy Week

EU Sustainable Energy Week gathers leaders from across renewable energy landscape.

  • July 2017

Decarbonising the Global Economy: Thinking Differently to Achieve a Renewable Energy Future

During a plenary session at the World Climate Summit on 13 November, held on the sidelines of COP22 in Marrakech, Morocco, a diverse panel of speakers discussed the kinds of innovations needed to achieve rapid deployment of renewables –...

  • November 2016

A Renewable Future for Southeast Asia

During the 34th ASEAN Ministers on Energy Meeting being held in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar, IRENA and the ASEAN Centre for Energy (ACE) previewed a study, Renewable Energy Outlook for ASEAN — A REmap Analysis, showcasing technological and sectorial...

  • September 2016

Laying the Route to Sustainable Transport

The transport sector makes up 30 per cent of global energy consumption and its energy use is expected to grow one per cent every year till 2030. With the lowest renewable energy share of any sector, and making up 25 per cent of global carbon dioxide...

  • August 2016

Dominican Republic’s Roadmap to a Renewable Future

Creating a sustainable future is the responsibility of all countries, and that includes allocating a greater share of the world’s energy mix to renewables. a new IRENA report, Renewable energy prospects: Dominican Republic, finds the Dominican...

  • July 2016

Doubling Renewables Would Save 4+ Million Lives Annually

Doubling the global share of renewables by 2030 would dramatically decrease emissions harmful to human health – saving up to 4 million lives per year by 2030 – according to a brief released today by IRENA.

  • May 2016

The Real Cost of Energy: Why Renewables Make More Sense

Op Ed by IRENA Director-General Adnan Z. Amin (originally published in the Huffington Post) Energy-related greenhouse gas emissions have plateaued for the second year running – an extraordinary fact considering the global...

  • April 2016