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Why Hydrogen from Renewables May Hold the Key to a Low-Carbon Future

As the world strives to reduce emissions, power generation from renewables has emerged as a front runner in the low-carbon energy transformation. The latest IRENA report outlines the potentially pivotal role hydrogen may play in a the process.

  • September 2018

Harnessing the power of renewables in refugee camps

IRENA is supporting UNHCR to improve electricity access to refugee settings. This interview to Toby Harward, head of the UNHCR office in Abu Dhabi, reveals the outcomes of this collaboration and new challenges that need to be met by the UN,...

  • August 2018

IRENA Outlines Importance of Energy Transition in Global Innovation Index

IRENA identifies four innovation focus areas in 2018 Global Innovation Index report.

  • August 2018

IRENA Director-General, Adnan Z. Amin Visits World’s Largest CSP Site in Morocco

IRENA Director-General tours Morocco’s Nour Solar Complex in Ouarzazate – the largest concentrated solar power plant in the world.

  • August 2018

BMW & Microsoft on How Corporations Are in the Driving Seat in the Renewable Energy Transformation

Today corporations are at the forefront of the global energy transformation. In 2017, companies in 75 countries actively sourced 465 terawatt hours (TWh) of renewable energy.

  • July 2018

Unlocking Geothermal Potential in Japan Through Small-scale Generation

Despite Japan’s technical and construction preeminence and its significant energy potential, there are only around twenty geothermal plants in Japan, generating 0.3% of the country’s total electricity. However, in the wake of the...

  • July 2018

Off-grid Renewables are Growing, Bringing Socio-economic Benefits to Millions

IRENA brief highlights positive momentum for off-grid renewable energy, and its transformative impact as a key pillar of Sustainable Development Goal 7.

  • July 2018

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

Scaling-up the energy transformation will bring significant benefits

 A fast-moving global energy transformation is underway - driven by technological innovation, dramatic cost declines, positive socio-economic benefits and the imperative to decarbonise our economies.

  • July 2018

IRENA to Integrate Iraq’s New Solar Map into Global Atlas

New solar resource map will help identify the best solar resources for informing and facilitating renewable energy planning across the country.

  • June 2018