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International Renewable Energy Agency Appoints New Director-General

January 15th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill

The International Renewable Energy Agency met last week for its Ninth Assembly in Abu Dhabi and, amidst the various other announcements made, announced that the Assembly had selected Francesco La Camera to be the Agency's next Director-General, replacing the Agency's current and first Director-General, Adnan Z. Amin


ADFD Approves $31 Million Worth Of Renewable Energy Projects

January 14th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill

The Abu Dhabi Fund for Development and the International Renewable Energy Agency announced last week during the Ninth IRENA Assembly approval for renewable energy projects worth $31 million in Guyana, Liberia, and Togo which will receive funding as part of the sixth cycle of the IRENA/ADFD Project Facility


Canada Finally Joins IRENA

January 11th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill

In what seems like news that has come a decade late, the International Renewable Energy Agency announced on Wednesday that Canada has finally become a member, becoming the Agency's 160th member


Small Island Developing States To Accelerate Energy Transformation

October 8th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill

Leaders of small island developing states met at the end of September on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly to launch a new initiative focused on accelerating the energy transformation in these states, strengthening climate resilience, and boosting sustainable development goals. 


World Not On Track To Meet Global Energy Targets

May 4th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill

A new report from five international agencies has concluded that the world is not on track to meet 2030 global energy targets set as part of the Sustainable Development Goals, but that "real progress" is being made and helping to show signs of promise, particularly in expanding electricity access in developing countries and increasing industrial energy efficiency. 


Renewable Energy Needs To Scale Up By A Factor Of Six, Reports IRENA

April 18th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill

The speed of global renewable energy adoption needs to increase by at least a factor of six if the world is to meet the goals set out in the Paris Climate Agreement, but which would also result in the growth of the global economy and global welfare, according to a new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency. 


Brazil Seeks To Join International Renewable Energy Agency

February 6th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill

Last month, Brazil announced its intention to begin the process of becoming a full Member of the International Renewable Energy Agency, and this month the Agency has welcomed Brazil's intentions, saying the decision "reflects the country’s strong commitment to multilateralism and sustainable energy."


Increasing Renewable Energy In India Can Reduce Emissions, Water Use, & Supply Risk

January 16th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill

Increasing the share of renewable energy sources in India's electricity mix and implementing changes in cooling technologies for thermal power plants could serve not only to reduce the country's carbon emissions intensity, but could also substantially reduce water consumption, mitigating or outright eliminating electricity supply risk due to water shortages. 


Countries Can “Significantly” Increase Renewable Energy Ambition Within NDCs, Concludes IRENA

November 13th, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill

A new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency has concluded that there is significant untapped potential for countries to "significantly" increase their renewable energy ambition within Nationally Determined Contributions when they are revised in 2020, helping to accelerate deployment in line with the goals and needs of the Paris Climate Agreement. 



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