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8 Feb 2015
Latin America: New recipe for renewable energy results
The Latin America region possesses vast renewable energy potential in the form of geothermal, wind, solar, hydropower and biomass. To date, the region has primarily served up hydropower and biomass, leaving other renewable sources mostly untapped. Now, concerned with increasing energy demand and the impacts of climate change, regional leaders are looking to diversify their energy mixes and develop their economies in a sustainable manner.
28 Jan 2015
Technology, Energy and Innovation Under the Wing of a Solar Airplane
Following the conclusion of IRENA’s fifth Assembly, 350 people gathered at Al Bateen airport in Abu Dhabi to discuss technology, innovation and the future of energy. Al Bateen is currently hosting the Solar Impulse airplane, which will soon embark on an around the world flight, powered only by the rays of the sun.
30 Sep 2014
IRENA and UN Economic Commission for Europe to Cooperate on Advancement of Renewable Energy
During the Climate Summit, IRENA and UNECE formalised their cooperation to increase the share of renewables in the global energy mix.
26 Jun 2014
IRENA Welcomes New Permanent Representatives
The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has recently welcomed three additional Permanent Representatives, bringing the
2 Jun 2014
IRENA report: Renewable energy policies need to change with the times
As renewable energy becomes widespread and more affordable, policies must be continually adapted in order to keep up with the dynamic market, says a new report released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) on 1 June.
11 Mar 2014
IRENA and Arizona State University develop certification programme for solar technicians in West Africa
The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and Arizona State University (ASU) signed an agreement this week to develop a solar certification programme for West Africa. The two institutions have teamed up to develop certification programmes for technicians of off-grid as well as grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) energy systems in West Africa. The programme aims to develop workforce capacity for solar PV systems, a fast-growing form of renewable energy with excellent potential for prov...
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