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

Small Island Developing States: Renewable Ambition in Pursuit of Climate Change Adaptation

Through its initiative, IRENA provides platforms to support: the development of policy frameworks; the identification of potential renewable energy resources; project facilitation; capacity building; and helping island countries find financial and...

  • December 2019

Latin America and the Caribbean Announce Ambitious New Renewables Target

A new LAC region initiative coordinated by the Latin American Energy Organization (OLADE) and announced to the global community at COP25, sets a regional goal of reaching at least 70 per cent of renewable energy in electricity in by 2030. 

  • December 2019

New IRENA events series kicked off with Innovation Day in Latin America

The event brought together over 200 participants from across Latin America and abroad to inspire and inform the broader and faster uptake of innovative solutions in the power sector. 

  • July 2019

Argentinian City Puts Solar Water Heaters on the Boil

Growing cities need power, heat and water in rapidly rising quantities. Argentina’s third largest city, Rosario, with a population approaching a million, is encouraging widespread use of solar water heaters as a way to help meet its energy...

  • May 2019

Caribbean Embraces New Geothermal Resource Classification

IRENA and partners pilot for the first time at a regional level a system to encourage investment in geothermal projects.

  • December 2018

Embracing Renewables in Cuba

Strong partnerships vital for accelerating Cuba’s energy transformation and realising renewable energy goals.

  • February 2018

IRENA Presents President of Argentina with award for Year of Renewable Energy

Renewable energy adoption in Argentina has seen positive progress since the establishment and introduction of Plan RenovAR in 2016.

  • December 2017

This is Izalco, a stratovolcano in El Salvador, that through continuous eruptions, formed between 1770 and 1958. This “young” volcano is  a sign of the enormous geothermal energy potential sitting beneath this Central American country.

Geothermal, a Hot Topic in El Salvador

Central American countries seek to bring geothermal to the forefront of future energy development plans.

  • September 2017

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

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