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SIDS Lighthouses Initiative Side Event: Accelerating Renewable Energy Deployment on Islands in Africa, the Indian Ocean, Mediterranean, and South China Sea
5 October 2015, Cape Town, South Africa

First Africa Renewable Energy Training Week
12-16 October 2015

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IRENA in the News

  • G20 Energy Ministers Heart Renewables, Squash “Energy Poverty” Case For Fossil Fuels

    The new G20 renewable energy toolkit is a voluntary one its full title is “Toolkit of Voluntary Options for Renewable Energy Deployment.” However , baby steps. IRENA emphasizes that the G20 meeting in Turkey marks the first time that renewable energy has ever been on the G20 agenda. According to IRENA, G20 countries account for 75% of global renewable energy deployment potential, so progress among G20 countries will have a significant impact.
    (Clean Technica, 3 October 2015)
  • G20 Armed with Renewables Toolkit

    Twenty of the world’s leading economies have affirmed their commitment to renewable energy at a meeting of G20 energy ministers in Turkey. Participants on Friday endorsed an 11-point programme that included a “toolkit” produced by international renewables body IRENA.
    (ReNews, 3 October 2015)


Press Releases

  • 5 October 2015

    Africa Can Quadruple Share of Renewable Energy by 2030

    The African continent could generate nearly a quarter of its energy needs through the use of indigenous, clean, renewable energy by 2030, according to a new report by IRENA.


  • 2 Oct 2015

    G20 Embraces Renewables at Energy Ministers Meeting

    Energy ministers from the G20 countries and heads of international organizations affirmed their commitment to renewable energy at the first-ever G20 Energy Ministers Meeting in Istanbul today. The high-level participants endorsed a 11-point Communiqué, including the adoption of a renewable energy toolkit, which provides options for G20 countries to take a long-term, integrated and sustainable approach towards enhanced deployment of renewable energy.


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