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RRA Validation Workshop-Panama
19 – 20 June 2017
Panama City, Panama

CECCA-Regulatory and technical components meetings
20 – 21 June 2017
Panama City, Panama

EU Sustainability Week
19 – 25 June 2017
Brussels, Belgium

EXPO 2017 – Future Energy
10 June – 10 September 2017
Astana, Kazakhstan

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IRENA in the News

  • Renewable energy gaining more traction and investors in U.S.

    According IRENA, one out of every five units of energy delivered to consumers now comes from renewable energy sources such as solar and wind, or you could say that 20 percent of our energy is derived from renewables. And globally, big companies, technology businesses, and Institutions are already banking on renewables. Adman Amin, the director general of IRENA points out that a big boost has come from the private sector. (Digital Journal (USA), 28 Jun 2017)
  • Renewable Energy Employment: How China And The U.S. Measure Up

    The renewable energy industry employed an estimated 9.8 million people worldwide in 2016, an increase of 1.1 percent on 2015, according to IRENA. With 3.09 million jobs, solar led the way, followed by liquid biofuels (1.7 million) and hydropower (1.5 million). China had a total of 3.6 million jobs in renewable energy last year while the U.S. had 777,000, according to IRENA.
    (Forbes (USA), 23 Jun 2017)
  • How China is changing the commodity trade

    As the world's largest coal user, China has been facing a host of air pollution problems after its turbocharged growth over the last three decades. Today, the world's second largest economy is pledging support for combating climate change. "China is inspiration in terms of how it has grown. If u see new techs that are going to roll out the state grid is actually pioneering new ways of variable renewables in an absolutely reliable system at a huge scale," Adnan Amin, the Director-General of IRENA said. ( CNBC (USA) , 22 June 2017)

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