Landlocked Developing Countries Turn to Renewables for Socio-economic Development

Innovations in technology and business models, together with falling costs, have supported the rapid uptake of renewables worldwide, offering affordable energy access to even the most isolated of rural communities.

  • December 2019

IRENA to Encourage Renewable Energy Ambition at COP25

IRENA will be present at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP25) that takes place in Madrid, Spain from 2 to 13 December 2019.

  • November 2019

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