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IRENA 13th meeting of the Council
23 – 24 May 2017
Abu Dhabi, UAE

The Transformative Role of Renewables in Southeast Asia – Perspectives from IRENA’s REmap Renewable Energy Roadmaps for the Region
5 – 8 June 2017
Manila, Philippines

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IRENA in the News

  • The Big Green Bang: how renewable energy became unstoppable (Subscription)

    After years of hype and false starts, the shift to clean power has begun to accelerate at a pace that has taken the most experienced experts by surprise. It is early, but the evidence is mounting. Wind and solar parks are being built at unprecedented rates, threatening the business models of established power companies. That backing has seen the cost of wind turbines fall by nearly a third since 2009 and solar panels by 80 per cent, says IRENA.
    ( Financial Times (UK) , 18 May 2017)
  • CBC interview with IRENA Director- General Adnan Z. Amin (Radio interview)

    On the sidelines of the Global Learning Forum in Vancouver, Canada, IRENA Director- General Adnan Z. Amin sat down with CBC radio where Mr. Amin said “ in Canada there is an appetite for transitioning to renewables. That is a trend we are seeing worldwide. There is an energy renaissance Renewables are becoming increasingly competitive and economic source of power to produce electricity."
    ( CBC (Canada) , 18 May 2017)
  • Belt and Road Initiative to drive up renewable energy

    The Belt and Road Initiative could drive up global investment in renewable energy with increasing demand and decreasing cost for renewable energy production, IRENA Director General said. The Belt and Road Initiative, which largely focuses on connectivity in Eurasia and Africa, is in all areas where energy demand is increasing. ( China Daily (China) , 17 May 2017)


Press Releases

  • 24 May 2017

    Renewable Energy Employs 9.8 million People Worldwide, New IRENA Report Finds

    More than 9.8 million people were employed in the renewable energy sector in 2016, according to a new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review 2017, released at IRENA’s 13th Council meeting, provides the latest employment figures of the renewable energy sector and insight into the factors affecting the renewable labour market. More
  • 23 May 2017

    IRENA’s 13th Council Meeting Kicks Off in Abu Dhabi

    More than 300 high-level government representatives from 110 countries and the European Union — the largest number ever represented at an IRENA Council meeting — gathered today in Abu Dhabi to attend the 13th Council of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). More


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