Renewables Increasingly Beat Even Cheapest Coal Competitors on Cost

Renewable power is increasingly cheaper than any new electricity capacity based on fossil fuels, a new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) published yesterday finds. Renewable Power Generation Costs in 2019 shows that more than half of the renewable capacity added in 2019 achieved lower power costs than …

Major New Actions for Migratory Species

Ten migratory species added to global wildlife agreement including the Asian Elephant, Jaguar and Great Indian Bustard Gandhinagar declaration sends strong message on importance of migratory species for new global biodiversity strategy The Thirteenth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species …

World’s Largest Platform for Air Quality Data Launched at Tenth World Urban Forum

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), together with UN-Habitat and IQAir, a Swiss air quality technology company, today launched the world’s largest air quality data platform, bringing together real-time air pollution data from over 4,000 contributors, including citizens, communities, governments and the private sector to work towards healthier, more sustainable …

IRENA and UAE Ministry of Energy and Industry Cooperating on Renewable Energy

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Ministry of Energy and Industry, to cooperate in the field of renewable energy and drive an accelerated shift to low-carbon energy sources. The MoU was signed in by IRENA Director-General Francesco La …

Abu Dhabi To Launch 350+ Megawatt Solar Tender This Year

This year we may see yet another record low solar power tariff as Abu Dhabi gears up to launch a second tender for a large-scale solar power park. Officials of Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority (ADWEA) recently announced that a fresh solar power tender with at least 350 megawatts …

Masdar Expands Renewables Portfolio Amid Flurry of Solar Deals Across Middle East

As clean energy firm Masdar unveiled a raft of deals aimed at expanding its renewables portfolio internationally, a flurry of wind and solar investments this week further served to highlight the Middle East and India’s rapidly growing presence in the global solar power market. Yesterday Abu Dhabi-owned Masdar signed an …