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IRENA in the News

  • Offshore winds soon to power Cape Cod: Part I

    North America's first offshore wind farm will soon provide roughly three-quarters of electricity for area residents in southeastern Massachusetts. IRENA estimates 800,000 jobs in the wind industry worldwide.
    (Capecodtoday, 30 September 2014)
  • IRENA Report Forecasts Positive Future for Biomass Industry

    A new report from IRENA predicts that biomass could provide 20% of global electricity and potentially represents 60% of global renewable energy usage by 2030.
    (Energy Digital, 30 September 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.