Press Releases

16 Apr 2015
New Tool Sheds Light on Global Geothermal Energy Potentials
A new tool to investigate global geothermal energy potentials is now available online, just ahead of next week’s World Geothermal Congress in Melbourne, Australia. The new and freely available gravity anomaly maps, the product of collaboration between the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the European Space Agency (ESA), offer a new technique to gauge geothermal potentials around the world.
8 Apr 2015
Cost-Breakthroughs Make Solar and Wind the UAE's Most Competitive Energy Sources
Solar and wind may now be the cheapest sources of new energy supply in the United Arab Emirates, according to a report released today by the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), and Masdar Institute of Science and Technology.
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.
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