Eastern and Southern Africa's Vast Renewables Potential Offers Route to Sustainable Growth

A new study assesses the long-term energy plans the two regional power pools, known as the Eastern and Southern African Power Pools, and finds the region well-endowed with high quality, cost-effective, but under-utilised wind and solar resources.

  • April 2021

IRENA and State Grid Corporation of China Team-Up to Expand Regional Renewable Capacities

Technical experts from SGCC to assist IRENA’s renewable capacity building activities in Africa, Central America and Southeast Asia.

  • November 2017

Regional Clean Energy Corridors Mobilise Investment to Meet Climate Goals

Energy leaders from developing and emerging countries have resolved to step up regional initiatives promoting renewable power generation during a pre-IRENA Assembly event entitled, “New Energy Future: Towards Renewable-based Energy Systems in...

  • January 2016

IRENA and Power Africa Work Together to Accelerate Renewable Energy in Sub-Saharan Africa

IRENA and the US Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Power Africa Initiative met on the side lines of the recent Climate Change Conference in Paris and have committed to sustainable development joint initiatives and activities to...

  • January 2016

Clean Energy Corridor Initiative Expands to West Africa

A star-studded panel of eight key African leaders convened on the sidelines of COP21 yesterday to discuss plans to meet Africa's current and future energy needs through renewable energy.

  • December 2015

Energy Efficiency Vital to Doubling Global Share of Renewables

It may sound obvious that efforts to scale-up renewable energy and efforts to improve energy efficiency are interlinked. We consume less energy overall when we implement energy efficiency measures like installing building insulation or efficient...

  • August 2015

Renewables Key to Achieving Socio-Economic Development in Swaziland

Locally-generated renewable energy could reduce electricity costs, improve energy access and increase Swaziland’s energy independence.

  • March 2015

Leaders Advance Plans to Unlock Renewable Energy Potential in Central America

An initiative to integrate more renewable energy into the Central America power system took one step forward this week as regional vice-ministers, directors of energy, and directors of climate change met in El Salvador to discuss Central...

  • February 2015