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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...
10 Mar 2014
Presentation: Renewable Energy and Climate Change
The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) presented its work on issues related to climate change on the opening day of a meeting of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP). The ADP, a subsidiary body established in 2011 within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, met in Bonn, Germany, on 10-14 March.
23 Jan 2014
IRENA Showcases Sustainable Energy Future
The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) wrapped up a week of high-level meetings and deliberations in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday, further strengthening the international commitment to a sustainable energy future.
11 Dec 2013
Smart Grids ensure effective renewable energy use
The steady growth of renewable energy technologies and cost-competitiveness of solar and wind power call for a smarter approach to power-grid management. The latest working paper from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) examines smart-grid technologies as a way to accommodate larger shares of electricity from renewable sources.
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