Press Releases

2 Sep 2014
IRENA and UNWTO to Promote Renewable Energy in Islands Tourism Sector
IRENA and the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) have joined forces to promote renewable energy use on islands. In a joint statement at the Third UN Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in Samoa, they resolved to encourage investment in cost-effective solutions that would reduce islands‘ reliance on carbon-emitting fossil fuel.
14 Aug 2014
Energy data and effective policy-making needed to fulfil renewable energy targets
The Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) announced that it would conduct a week of training on energy data and policy mechanisms to support the implementation of renewable energy targets. The training, held at the SPC regional office in Suva, Fiji, is being given in partnership with IRENA.
27 Jun 2014
$550 Billion Annually Will Avert Most Serious Impacts of Climate Change, Says IRENA
The transition to a sustainable energy future will require, on average, $550 billion investment in renewable energy per year until 2030, the International Renewable Energy Agency said at the Renewable Energy Finance Forum (REFF Wall Street) in New York this week.
16 Jun 2014
Off-Grid Renewables Key For Universal Energy Access
Off-grid renewable energy can expand clean, reliable and cost-effective electricity access in rural areas, the International Renewable Energy Agency said at a conference in Manila today.
5 Jun 2014
Doubling Renewable Energy will Save Money and Avoid Climate Catastrophe, IRENA Says
The world faces an important energy choice, according to a new report launched by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) in New York today.
3 Jun 2014
Governor of Massachusetts Calls for Partnership to Fight Climate Change at IRENA Council
The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) held the 7th meeting of its Council in Abu Dhabi with a record number of country representatives. Delegates from 96 countries travelled to Abu Dhabi to discuss climate change, the socio-economic benefits of renewable energy, and ways to accelerate its deployment in developed economies.
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