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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

Renewable Energy Can Build Prosperity and Improve Energy Security in Pakistan

IRENA assessment shows Pakistan’s abundant renewable resources can boost power generation and energy access
  • April 2018

Global Renewable Generation Continues its Strong Growth, New IRENA Capacity Data Shows

Sector adds record 167 gigawatts (GW) of generating capacity, expands 8.3% in 2017
  • April 2018

IRENA to Help Deliver Low-Carbon 2022 Winter Olympics in Zhangjiakou, China

International Renewable Energy Agency to support Zhangjiakou, in Hebei Province, become China’s first energy transition pilot city
  • March 2018

IRENA Welcomes Establishment of International Solar Alliance

Joint Declaration by IRENA and International Solar Alliance pledges close cooperation to promote solar energy globally
  • March 2018

Higher Shares of Renewable Energy Central to Sustainable Development Across Southeast Asia

New IRENA market analysis sees renewable energy driving growth and expanding energy access in Southeast Asia 
  • February 2018

EU Doubling Renewables by 2030 Positive for Economy, Key to Emission Reductions

New IRENA report outlines how increasing share of renewables to 34% can boost economy, and help meet emission reductions goals
  • February 2018

Foz do Iguassu Brazil

IRENA Welcomes Brazil's Decision to Seek Membership of the Agency

Director-General Adnan Z. Amin welcomes Brazil’s decision to initiate the process of joining IRENA
  • February 2018