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Majority of New Renewables Undercut Cheapest Fossil Fuel on Cost

Countries urged to power past coal as new report confirms renewables would bring cost savings of USD 156 billion to emerging economies.
  • June 2021

IRENA and the UN Agree to Advance Renewables in Peacekeeping Operations

Partnership between UN Department of Operational Support and IRENA to advance use of renewables in UN peacekeeping missions and host countries.
  • June 2021

Morocco and IRENA Partner to Boost Renewables and Green Hydrogen Development

IRENA will and Morocco will work closely to advance the national green hydrogen economy as the country aims to become a major green hydrogen producer and exporter.
  • June 2021

Universal Access to Sustainable Energy Will Remain Elusive Without Addressing Inequalities

The Energy Progress Report provides the most comprehensive look available at the world’s progress towards global energy targets on access to electricity, clean cooking, renewable energy and energy efficiency.
  • June 2021

China and IRENA Boost Ties as Leading Renewables Market Eyes Carbon Neutrality Goals

IRENA and National Energy Administration of China sign MoU to advance the transition and cooperate on market development.
  • June 2021

Enhanced Financial Instruments Needed to Accelerate Renewables Deployment in Tunisia

The report outlines recommendations to help Tunisia achieve its 30% renewables goal while boosting growth and development.
  • June 2021

IRENA and Siemens Energy Sign Partnership Agreement

Under the agreement, the organisations will strengthen collaboration on the application of technology to advance and deepen the transition to renewable energy around the world.
  • May 2021

IRENA Council Meets with Spotlight on Energy Transition and Food Systems

The Council meetings will take place on the 25th and 26th May, with a special session on energy and food systems being held and live broadcast on the 24th May.
  • May 2021

IRENA and China State Grid Agree to Advance Transition Through Power System Enhancements

IRENA and SGCC have signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that will see the two organisations work closely to support grid enhancements, system flexibility and sector-coupling in China and IRENA’s Clean Energy Corridor regions.
  • April 2021

World Adds Record New Renewable Energy Capacity in 2020

Despite COVID-19 pandemic, more than 260GW of renewable energy capacity added globally in 2020, beating previous record by almost 50%.
  • April 2021