Press Releases

7 Dec 2014
Round Three of US$350 Million IRENA-ADFD Renewable Energy Funding Cycle Opens
In line with ADFD commitment to support renewal energy projects in cooperation with IRENA by extending concessional finance of up to USD 350 million over 7 cycles Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) have announced the opening of the third Funding Cycle for the Project Facility.
24 Nov 2014
China Can Nearly Quadruple Share of Modern Renewable Energy by 2030, New IRENA Report Says
China can increase its use of renewable energy from 13 to 26 per cent by 2030, according to a new report released today by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). The growth in renewable energy use would represent nearly a fourfold increase in the share of modern renewables between 2010 and 2030.
3 Nov 2014
IRENA Opens Council Meeting Amid Global Calls for Expanding Renewable Energy
The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) gathered representatives from over 90 countries in Abu Dhabi to review and recommend actions to scale-up renewable energy around the world. The two-day meeting opened on the heels of the release of the latest report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which recommended the decarbonisation of the world’s energy mix by 2100.
24 Oct 2014
Renewable Energy Can Enhance Japanese Energy Security, IRENA Says
Speaking in Tokyo on Friday, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) Director-General Adnan Z. Amin highlighted the benefits of renewable energy, citing reduced fuel import cost, economic growth and job creation impacts in Japan and countries around the world.
25 Sep 2014
Biomass Could Reach 60% of Total Global Renewable Energy Use by 2030
Biomass has an auspicious future in the world’s supply of renewable energy. REmap 2030, the global roadmap developed by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), foresees a major role for modern, sustainable biomass technologies in efforts to double the share of renewables in the global energy mix.
23 Sep 2014
World Leaders Back Major Renewable Energy Initiatives for Africa and Islands at UN Climate Summit
Two initiatives to expand people's energy access through clean, renewable energy will be substantially scaled up in Africa and small island developing states (SIDS), it was announced today at the Climate Summit by a coalition of leaders from government, business and civil society.
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