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2nd Training Programme to Support Renewable Energy Deployment in Asia-Pacific Island Nations
6 – 10 February 2017
Kobe, Japan

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  • Not enough investment in renewables: IRENA

    Money invested in renewable energy is not enough to reach a climate goal of limiting global warming to 2.0 degrees Celsius, an Abu Dhabi-based green energy organisation said Sunday. Investment in renewables has increased dramatically in the last decade, but "the rate of growth is not sufficient yet to meet the climate goals", Adnan Amin, the head of renewable energy agency IRENA said. (Yahoo News via AFP (France), 15 Jan 2017)
  • Auctions best fit for renewable energy projects

    Auctions for renewable energy projects have helped to drive down prices but the process runs the risk of delays from over-aggressive bidding, according to a report by IRENA. Adnan Amin, IRENA's Director-General, said that the while sector was predominantly geared towards large businesses, there were still opportunities for smaller firms. "We’re going to see more decentralised solutions and policies come on-stream, including solar rooftop and heating, and we’ll see smaller companies that are able to participate in that," he said. (The National (UAE) , 15 Jan 2017)
  • Kenya prepares to expand solar mini-grids into poorest rural areas

    Solar Photovoltaics and mini-grids are the most effective way of supplying power to settlements with 300-400 inhabitants, and Kenya is one of the best prepared countries in Africa in providing such solutions Rabia Ferroukhi, head of policy at IRENA said that she believes the time has come for a paradigm shift in how off-grid systems are deployed, focusing less on power generation and more on using them to support jobs and incomes. (Thomson Reuters Foundation (UK) , 13 Jan 2017)

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