New IRENA Report Details about Renewables

There is new comprehensive publication released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). REthinking Energy, now in its third edition, was released yesterday at IRENA’s seventh Assembly, the Agency’s ultimate decision-making authority. “Renewables are gaining ground by nearly every measure. Accelerating the pace of the energy transition and expanding its …

IRENA Convenes Legislators Forum to Engage Key Actors in Renewable Energy Policy

Abu Dhabi, U.A.E., 13 January 2017 — Lawmakers from around the world are meeting today in Abu Dhabi to discuss the policies needed to support the transformation of the global energy system. Held the day before the opening of the seventh Assembly of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), the …

IRENA Conference Set to Boost Off-Grid Renewable Energy Development Worldwide

Key stakeholders from the off-grid renewable energy sector – including policy makers, the private sector, financiers, and development institutions – will gather in Nairobi, Kenya from 30 September to 1 October 2016, to push forward the global off-grid agenda. The third International Off-grid Renewable Energy Conference and Exhibition (IOREC), organised …

Renewable energy increased in 2015

Renewable generation capacity increased by 152 gigawatts (GW) or 8.3% during 2015, the highest annual growth rate on record, according to  new data released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Renewable Capacity Statistics 2016 finds that as of the end of 2015, 1,985 GW of renewable generation capacity existed …