How Global Energy Transformed in 2019

As we enter a new decade during which significant carbon emission reductions need to be made, 2019 presents a picture of positive momentum. See 20 reminders of how energy transformation advanced in 2019. 

  • January 2020

100% by 2050 – Vancouver’s roadmap to urban sustainability

Vancouver is leading this urban energy transformation by committing itself to 100% renewables by 2050 through an ambitious, well-defined roadmap for a sustainable, carbon-free future. 

  • May 2019

Renewables at the Heart of G20 Hamburg Energy Action Plan

Leaders of the world’s biggest economies envision renewables' key role in economic growth.

  • July 2017

New Initiative to Boost Corporate Sourcing of Renewables

Governments and private sector corporations have committed to work together to scale up renewable energy under a new campaign launched today at the 7th Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) meeting in San Francisco.

  • June 2016

Cities, Corporations 'Key' to Global Energy Transition

Ministers, investors, engineers, utilities, policy makers and other energy enthusiasts convened in San Francisco’s Union Square today to discuss one thing: how to meet the world’s growing energy needs, while also mitigating climate change...

  • June 2016

Renewable Energy Transition Marches Ahead in San Francisco

Energy ministers from more than 20 countries gather in San Francisco this week for the 7th Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) meeting. Accounting for some 80% of global emissions and 90% of global clean energy investment, participating...

  • May 2016

Sustainable Energy for All and SDG 7 in Focus

World leaders gathered last weekend at the United Nations General Assembly and formally adopted new development goals as successors to the Millennium Development Goals – the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). These 17 ambitious...

  • September 2015

Solar Impulse Lands in Hawaii, Breaks World Record for Longest Flight

At 5:55 in the morning, the Solar Impulse 2 safely landed in Kalaeloa, Hawaii, and, along the way in the blue expanse of the Pacific Ocean, shattered the world record for the longest non-stop solo flight in any kind of plane. It is a historic...

  • July 2015

Renewable Energy 'Key' Component of U.S. Energy Policy

Policy makers and other energy industry leaders meet today in Washington D.C., to discuss renewable energy as an important component of U.S. energy policy – key to addressing the issues of climate change, energy security, and economic...

  • June 2015

Mexico Can More Than Quadruple Share of Renewable Energy by 2030

A new IRENA report released today at an event in Merida, Mexico finds the country can increase the amount of renewable energy in its energy mix from 4.4% in 2010 to 21% by 2030.

  • May 2015