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REthinking Energy panel discussion: “Meeting the power needs of a growing world
24 October, Tokyo

100% Renewable Energy: A reality across the world?
22 October, Webinar

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IRENA in the News

  • Experts call for removing energy and water subsidies in UAE

    Experts in the energy and environment sectors have called for removing government subsidies for water and energy, potentially paving the way for higher utility prices in the UAE. Everyone knows the price for fossil fuels is much lower than their real cost, IRENA director-general Adnan Z. Amin said.
    (Gulf News, 16 October 2014)
  • Russia has key renewables role says IRENA boss

    Meeting the world’s rising energy demand with the current global energy mix would be “catastrophic” according to the director-general of the International Renewable Energy Council, Adnan Z. Amin.
    (Power Engineering International, 13 October 2014)


Press Releases

  • 25 Sep 2014

    Biomass Could Reach 60% of Total Global Renewable Energy Use by 2030

    Biomass has an auspicious future in the world’s supply of renewable energy. REmap 2030, the global roadmap developed by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), foresees a major role for modern, sustainable biomass technologies in efforts to double the share of renewables in the global energy mix.

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The Africa Clean Energy Corridor initiative aims at accelerating expansion of renewable electricity production in Africa

IRENA Scholarship Programme

In an effort to promote talented academics, and with the generous support of the Government of the United Arab Emirates, IRENA awards up to 20 scholarships annually for students taking up a MSc study programme at the Abu Dhabi based MASDAR Institute of Science and Technology. IRENA Scholars are entitled to attend monthly lectures on renewable energy policies, technologies and trends. If you want to read more, please click here.