New IRENA Report Explores Potential of Green Hydrogen

Hydrogen from renewables can help tackle various critical energy challenges. It could particularly offer ways to decarbonise a range of sectors where it is proving difficult to meaningfully reduce CO2 emissions, a new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) on Hydrogen: a renewable energy perspective finds. As world …

Africa Shouldn’t Have to Choose Between High Growth and Low Emissions

The urgency to mitigate climate change around the world is growing, with an increasing focus on lowering CO2 emissions. Nowhere is this more critical than in Africa, which has one of the world’s fastest growing populations, high levels of poverty, inequality and is disproportionately impacted by climate events including cyclones …

IRENA and UN Climate Change Join Forces to Accelerate Renewables as Climate Solution

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and UN Climate Change (UNFCCC) are jointly ramping up efforts to fight climate change by promoting the widespread adoption and sustainable use of renewable energy. The new strategic partnership builds on a long history of cooperation that aims to ensure a low-carbon climate-resilient world …

Low-Carbon Energy Makes Majority of UK Electricity for First Time

Low-carbon energy was used to generate more than half of the electricity used in the UK for the first time last year, according to official data. A rapid rise in renewable energy, combined with low-carbon electricity from nuclear reactors, made up almost 53% of generation in 2018, the government’s annual …

Brazil’s Clean Capacity to Top 60GW in 2030?

Renewable energy capacity in Brazil is forecast to exceed 60GW by 2030. That’s the prediction from analytics firm GlobalData, which expects the nation’s overall renewable power capacity, excluding small hydropower, will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 6% over the period. This will see total capacity soar from …

Domestic Efficiency Measures ‘Pay for Themselves 12 years Faster Than Renewables’

Energy efficiency measures pay for themselves 12 years faster than renewable energy installations. That’s according to new research from price comparison website MoneySuperMarket, which highlights how the average renewable installation, such as rooftop solar panels or mini wind turbines, takes 21 years and three months before it starts to make …