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EU Reinforces Position at the Forefront of Global Energy Transformation, Says IRENA

Adnan Z. Amin, Director-General of IRENA has welcomed the EU decision to increase its renewable energy target from 27 per cent to 32 per cent by 2030, highlighting that the move reflects the new economics of renewable energy. 
  • June 2018

New Bill Fontana Exhibit at Venice Biennale Explores Primal Beauty of Renewable Energy

Works commissioned by the International Renewable Energy Agency raise awareness about how renewables can help tackle climate change.
  • June 2018

IRENA and Mission Innovation to Work Together on Renewable Energy Innovation

Cooperation to focus on accelerating innovation through knowledge exchange and cross-border collaboration.
  • May 2018

Corporate Sourcing of Renewables Growing, Taking Place in 75 Countries

The study shows world market for corporate sourcing of renewable electricity reached 465 terawatt hours in 2017 – enough to power a country the size of France.
  • May 2018

Canada Set to Become Member of International Renewable Energy Agency

Canada is set to become a Member of the agency after confirming its intention to begin the membership applications process. 
  • May 2018

Regulatory Reform Key to Meeting Renewable Energy Targets in Panama

Upgrades to Panama’s regulatory environment and power system management are critical to achieving the renewable energy goals set out in the country’s National Energy Plan, per a Renewables Readiness Assessment Panama report.
  • May 2018

Renewable Energy Jobs Reach 10.3 Million Worldwide in 2017

The renewable energy industry created more than 500,000 new jobs globally in 2017, a 5.3% increase from 2016, according to the latest figures  from IRENA.
  • May 2018

SDG7 Tracking report

Progress on Global Energy Goals Slow, but Strong Gains in Countries Show Promise

The world is not on track to meet the global energy targets for 2030 set as part of the Sustainable Development Goals, but real progress is being made in certain areas.
  • May 2018

New Geopolitics: Commission on the Global Consequences of Renewable Energy Transformation

Newly formed Global Commission on the Geopolitics of Energy Transformation announces its members at Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue
  • April 2018

Economy and Human Welfare to Grow Under IRENA’s 2050 Energy Transformation Roadmap

A six-fold increase in renewable energy adoption is required to stay below two-degrees, avoid escalating stranded assets, and will by 2050 grow the global economy an additional one per cent while improving global welfare.
  • April 2018