April 9th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill
The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) published a new report this week which charts pathways to further accelerate a transformation of the global energy mix by intensifying electrification to the point that renewable energy can provide 86% of global power demand
April 3rd, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill
Renewable energy sources now account for around a third of all global power capacity, according to new figures published this week by the International Renewable Energy Agency, which revealed 171 gigawatts (GW) of new renewable capacity was installed in
January 21st, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill
Countries from the Gulf Cooperation Council are expected to install almost 7 gigawatts (GW) of new power generation capacity from renewable energy sources by the early 2020s, according to a new report published by the International Renewable Energy Agency.
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
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
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
October 30th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill
The International Renewable Energy Agency has signed an agreement this week with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations to build a partnership intended to help the region scale up its renewable energy deployment and advance its transition to a sustainable energy future
October 12th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill
According to a new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency, Egypt has the potential to generate 53% of its electricity from renewable energy sources by 2030 and could reduce its energy bill by up to $900 million annually
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.
July 31st, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill
One of the most important figures used to understand the impact and health of the clean energy sector is the amount of money invested into new clean energy each year, but what do we do when figures don't seem to match up
June 5th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill
A new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency has revealed that companies across 75 different countries sourced an impressive total of 465 terawatt-hours (TWh) worth of renewable energy in 2017, highlighting the continued interest in and support of corporate renewable energy purchasing.
May 9th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill
The renewable energy industry employed more than 10 million people in 2017, according to new figures published this week by the International Renewable Energy Agency, thereby surpassing the 10 million jobs figure for the first time thanks to an addition of more than 500,000 new jobs around the world.
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.
April 24th, 2018 | by Saurabh
Those aggressive auction timelines by the central and several state governments in India have finally resulted in the Asian giant taking the limelight in the global solar power market.
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.
April 13th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill
The International Renewable Energy Agency has published a new analysis of Pakistan's energy sector which shows that the country can spur both social and economic development and improve its energy security by developing its "abundant" renewable energy sources.
April 9th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill
Global renewable energy generation increased by 167 gigawatts (GW) in 2017 to push the planet's cumulative renewable energy capacity to 2,179 GW, according to new data published last week by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).
March 26th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill
The International Renewable Energy Agency has signed an agreement which will pair it with the People’s Government of Hebei Province in China to help the city of Zhangjiakou deliver on its promise of hosting a low-carbon Winter Olympics in 2022.
February 21st, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill
The European Union is in a position to increase its share of renewable energy in its energy mix to 34% by 2030, double its share in 2016, and all the while resulting in a net positive impact, according to a new report published by the International Renewable Energy Agency this week.
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."
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.
January 15th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill
A new report published by the International Renewable Energy Agency has concluded that onshore wind, hydropower, geothermal, and bioenergy-for-power projects commissioned during 2017 were largely found to be on par with fossil fuel-based electricity technologies, while solar PV costs are expected to halve by 2020.
January 15th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill
The Abu Dhabi Fund for Development and the International Renewable Energy Agency announced last week $25 million in concessional loans to support solar development in Mauritius and Rwanda.
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.