Press Releases

26 Mar 2015
Germany a “Pioneer” of Renewable Energy Deployment, Says IRENA Director-General
The global energy elite gathered today in Berlin to discuss progress and chart new direction in the ongoing global transition to renewable energy. The two-day Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue – towards a global Energiewende brings together energy policy experts and representatives of politics, industry and civil society to shape new energy policy and drive future progress.
19 Mar 2015
Renewable Energy Key to Achieving Socio-Economic Development in Swaziland, Says New IRENA Report
Developing Swaziland’s vast renewable energy resources would provide substantial socio-economic benefits for its population, according to a new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). The Swaziland Renewables Readiness Assessment estimates that bagasse, a by-product of the local sugar industry, could meet half of all domestic electricity demand, while solar power could contribute substantially to the remaining demand.
24 Feb 2015
Supporting Renewable Energy Entrepreneurs in West Africa
With electricity demand on the rise across West Africa, renewable energy entrepreneurs are at the forefront of efforts to extend access to modern energy services. In renewable energy as in other sectors, private-sector entrepreneurs are often the best placed to identify local needs and create tailor-made solutions.
19 Feb 2015
Leaders Advance Plans to Unlock Renewable Energy Potential in Central America
An initiative to integrate more renewable energy into the Central America power system took one step forward this week as regional vice-ministers, directors of energy, and directors of climate change met in El Salvador to discuss Central America’s energy future.
15 Feb 2015
Renewable Energy Can Fuel India’s Economic Growth, Says IRENA Director-General
Scaling up renewable energy in India is the topic of the day as government officials, investors, and energy industry leaders gather in New Delhi, India to attend RE-Invest, the First Renewable Energy Global Investors’ Meet & Expo.
8 Feb 2015
IRENA and ADFD Further Cement Partnership on Renewable Energy Finance
Mr. Adnan Z. Amin, Director-General of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and H.E. Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi, Director-General of the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), met today at IRENA Headquarters to discuss the achievements of the joint IRENA/ADFD Project Facility and to further cement future collaboration.
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