Press Releases

21 Jan 2015
Hitting GCC Renewable Energy Targets Will Cut Energy-Related Water Use by Nearly One-Quarter
Realising the renewable energy plans of the Gulf Cooperation Council region (GCC) will result in a 20 per cent reduction in water withdrawals in the power sector, according to a new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).
19 Jan 2015
IRENA Leads the Way as Global Knowledge Hub on Renewable Energy
The best available data and information on renewable energy is now freely accessible. REsource, the online knowledge platform launched this week by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), enables users to easily find country-specific data, create customized charts and graphs, and compare countries on metrics like renewable energy use and deployment. It also provides information on renewable energy market statistics, potentials, policies, finance, costs, benefits, innovations, education and other topics.
18 Jan 2015
IRENA and ADFD Bring Renewable Power to 280,000 in Many Rural Communities
The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) today announced USD 57 million in concessional loans for five renewable energy projects in developing countries. The projects to be financed in the second cycle have a combined total capacity of 35 megawatts, bringing reliable and sustainable power to more than 280,000 people in rural communities that lack access to modern energy services.
17 Jan 2015
Adnan Z. Amin Re-Appointed as IRENA Director-General
The Director-General of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), Adnan Z. Amin was reappointed today to a second four-year term. The reappointment was agreed by acclamation by the 124 IRENA member countries in attendance at the fifth Assembly in Abu Dhabi.
17 Jan 2015
Renewable Power Costs Plummet: Many Sources Now Cheaper than Fossil Fuels Worldwide
The cost of generating power from renewable energy sources has reached parity or dropped below the cost of fossil fuels for many technologies in many parts of the world, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) revealed in a new report today.
17 Jan 2015
International Renewable Energy Agency Opens Fifth Assembly
Government leaders from 150 countries and representatives from 115 international organisations gathered in Abu Dhabi today for the opening of the fifth Assembly of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).
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