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Regional Energy Congress
23 – 25 August 2017
San Salvador, El Salvador

Regional Geothermal Workshop in Central America
21 – 22 August 2017
San Salvador, El Salvador

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

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IRENA in the News

  • Chile’s Energy Transformation Is Powered by Wind, Sun and Volcanoes

    The first geothermal energy plant in South America is in Cerro Pabellón, Chile, 14,760 feet above sea level, surrounded by volcanoes. With the ability to power roughly 165,000 homes, the new plant is yet another step in Chile’s clean energy transformation. Investment in renewable energy in Latin America has increased 11-fold since 2004, nearly double the global rate, according to a 2016 report by IRENA. Chile, Mexico and Brazil are now among the top 10 renewable energy markets in the world.
    ( The New York Times (USA) , 12 Aug 2017)
  • A Solution to Our Clean Energy Problem May Lie Right Beneath Our Feet

    On Iceland’s Reykjanes Peninsula, a team of scientists and engineers is pursuing what they see as an energy source of the future. To unlock it, they have drilled down toward the center of the Earth, through layers of soil and rock, 15,000 feet below the surface. Geothermal energy provided less than 1% of the world’s electricity in 2014. IRENA says that number should grow fivefold by 2030. (TIME (USA), 25 Jul 2017)
  • Acting on climate change is Africa’s opportunity

    Acting on the climate remains firmly on the global agenda. National governments, states, cities and businesses are all seeing the opportunities of climate action, from employment to investment and from smarter growth to a cleaner, healthier future for all. Take jobs, where climate action could generate employment. Globally, 62% of renewable energy jobs are in Asia, with 3.6m jobs in China alone, according to IRENA.
    ( Financial Times (UK) , 25 July 2017)


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