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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

IRENA’s Sixteenth Council Concludes

Governing body discusses energy access, corporate sourcing, the energy transition, and the future direction of the Agency.

  • November 2018

Making power systems more flexible as global energy transition accelerates

With a new report and tool to assess the flexibility of the power system – the FlexTool – IRENA opens a new work stream that support its members in finding the most cost-effective mix of flexibility solutions.

  • November 2018

Blockchain: A New Tool to Accelerate the Global Energy Transformation

Few technological innovations have captured the public interest in recent years as much as blockchain. Blockchain in energy has huge potential. 

  • November 2018

Saving Lives With the Sun

Today, the power of the sun is saving lives around the world through its ability to power essential lifesaving equipment in remote and mobile clinics, and sustain hospitals in the event of natural disasters or other power outages.

  • November 2018

IOREC Underway: Leaders Gather to Unlock Investment and Accelerate Off-grid Deployment

Delegates are sharing ideas and insights on the future of standalone and mini-grid renewable energy solutions and are identifying ways to scale-up their adoption.

  • November 2018

Enabling Policies Can Unlock Renewable Energy Investments in ASEAN, IRENA Outlines

In a presentation to ASEAN Energy Ministers, Mr. Adnan Z. Amin, the Director-General of IRENA reinforced the Agency’s support for the region’s aspirational renewable energy target of 23 per cent of total primary energy by 2025. 

  • October 2018

IRENA at SIEW: Socio-Economic Benefits of a Sustainable Energy Future in Southeast Asia

IRENA’s commitment to supporting a sustainable energy transition in Southeast Asia will be showcased during the Singapore International Energy Week (SIEW) starting next week. 

  • October 2018

Suzhou Forum Calls for Faster Energy Transformation for Better Lives and Prosperity

Senior government officials, business leaders and key players in the global energy sector met today at the Third International Forum on Energy Transitions (IFET) in Suzhou, China.

  • October 2018

Advancing Renewable Energy Can Transform Healthcare in Rural Communities

IRENA’s Renewable Energy Solutions for Healthcare Facilities Conference will advance cross-sector discussion between the energy and healthcare communities.

  • October 2018