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ECOWAS Renewable Energy Entrepreneurship Support Facility - Technical Training Workshop
7-10 September 2015, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

Joint Parallel Event at EU PVSEC 2015 for Solar PV
16 September 2015, Hamburg, Germany

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IRENA in the News

  • As the Need for Power Surges are Small - or Big - Dams the Answer?

    To provide more clean energy, particularly in fast-growing Asia and sub-Saharan Africa, the world needs more hydropower dams, energy experts say. At present, about 160 countries worldwide use hydropower technology for power generation, according to Adnan Amin, Director-General of IRENA. The power produced amounts to just under 16 percent of the world's total electricity generation, he said.
    (Reuters, 28 August 2015)
  • The Intersection of Water Energy and Climate

    This week, global experts gather in Stockholm for World Water Week amidst a backdrop of water-related crises worldwide. IRENA analysis finds that doubling the share of renewable energy, in particular solar PV and wind, could reduce water withdrawals in the power sector as much as 52 percent in the UK, 37 percent in the US, 32 percent in Australia, 28 percent in Germany and 12 percent in India.
    (The Huffington Post, 24 August 2015)


Press Releases

  • 2 Aug 2015

    IRENA Head Meets UN Secretary-General to Further Renewable Energy Expansion

    Mr. Adnan Z. Amin, Director-General of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and Mr. Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations, met at the UN Headquarters in New York to discuss the rapid scale-up of renewable energy and its vital role at the upcoming UN Climate Change Conference (COP21) in Paris in December.


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