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2 Jul 2015
IRENA Director-General Commends China’s Initiatives, Talks Renewable Energy at Fourth Global Think Tank Summit
IRENA Director-General Adnan Z. Amin attended the Fourth Global Think Tank Summit in Beijing on 26-27 June 2015. This year’s theme was “Global Sustainable Development: A New Path After 2015.”
24 Mar 2015
IRENA Hosts the International Energy Workshop in June
The 34th edition of the International Energy Workshop (IEW) will be hosted by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) in Abu Dhabi on 3-5 June 2015.
12 Mar 2015
IRENA Partners with Solar Impulse
As the Solar Impulse plane takes off from Abu Dhabi this week on its record-breaking journey, IRENA stands proudly in support of the project as one of its partners. The mission of Solar Impulse is to achieve the first round-the-world flight, powered only by the rays of the sun.
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.
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