REmap UAE Launch
7 April 2015
Abu Dhabi, UAE

REmap 2030 is IRENA’s roadmap showing how the world can double the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix by 2030.

REmap is built on strong country level analysis and engagement. The UAE was one of the first REmap countries and IRENA has worked over the last year with the government of the UAE and the Masdar Institute in the preparation of a comprehensive REmap country report that presents the REmap results for the UAE in greater detail. The report overviews important benefits of higher renewable energy uptake in the country and policy needs in order to achieve the UAE’s significant renewable potential.

This country launch event will be hosted by the Masdar Institute for Science and Technology with the support of the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs. For more information or to inquire about attending the event please email remap@irena.org

REsource for Analysts
15 April 2015

The best available data and information on renewable energy is now freely accessible. REsource, the online knowledge platform launched in January by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), enables users to easily find country-specific data, create customised charts and graphs, and compare countries on such metrics as renewable energy use and deployment.

REsource also provides renewable energy market statistics along with information on potential, policies, finance, costs, benefits, innovations, education and other hot topics in the rapidly evolving sector.

On 15 April, IRENA will host a webinar for energy analysts, which will provide an introduction on how to best make use of REsource. During this webinar, you will learn to:

  • Find renewable energy data related to capacity, costing, employment and education statistics, and customise this data to your specific needs;
  • Research country-specific details such as renewable energy policies, targets, potential and opportunities; and
  • Search through IRENA’s databases for the latest publications in your field of interest.

To register for this webinar, please click here.

REsource for Students
16 April 2015

The best available data and information on renewable energy is now freely accessible. REsource, the online knowledge platform launched by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), enables users to easily find country-specific data, create customised charts and graphs, and compare countries on metrics like renewable energy use and deployment.

REsource also provides renewable energy market statistics, along with information on potential, policies, finance, costs, benefits, innovations, education and other hot topics in this vital field of study for a sustainable energy future.

On 16 April, IRENA will host a webinar for students, which will provide an introduction on how to best make use of REsource. During this webinar, you will learn to:

  • Create and extract graphs and statistics for your essays and presentations;
  • Find trusted and peer-reviewed publications for your research; and
  • Explore renewable energy information by country or region.

To register for this webinar, please click here.

Model IRENA
23 & 25 April 2015
Abu Dhabi, UAE

Model IRENA is a simulation exercise, modelling one of IRENA’s principal governing bodies, the Council. It aims to raise awareness of the most pressing global energy and environmental challenges and expose youth to the dynamics of IRENA’s institutional meetings.

Kick-starting a new youth initiative, Model IRENA’s first edition will be organised in the host city of IRENA’s Headquarters, Abu Dhabi. Targeting UAE-based students and young professionals, Model IRENA will gather active, committed leaders with backgrounds in political science, economics, international relations, communications, sustainable development, engineering, business administration and/or related fields.

For the purpose of simulating IRENA’s Council, participants will be paired up in delegations of two delegates, both representing the country they have been assigned. The proceedings of the meeting will be modeled on procedures of intergovernmental bodies, including scheduled country interventions, open floor debates and negotiations, as well as bilateral and multilateral side-meetings.

More info about the event.

Exchange of Approaches to Bioenergy Data Collection and Estimation
28-30 April 2015
Abu Dhabi, UAE

In 2015 IRENA aims to publish new guidance on bioenergy statistics detailing methods for data collection and estimation. This meeting will bring together the Working Group for the Bioenergy Module of the IRENA Renewable Energy Statistics Manual, which consists of selected countries and international organizations. Participants will share their experiences and provide critical input on various approaches to bioenergy statistics. Key topics will include accounting conventions, design and implementation of residential, industrial, commercial and agricultural surveys, the usage of administrative data sources and imputation methods. The outputs from the workshop will be documented and included in the guidebook to be shared with a wider audience.

IRENA Headquarters Launch
3 May 2015
Abu Dhabi, UAE

IRENA opens the doors to its global headquarters in Masdar City, marking an important milestone for the Agency. The building is one of the most sustainable office buildings in the entire region, featuring a rooftop solar array, sustainable design principles, and smart energy and water systems.

The move firmly establishes the Agency’s presence in its host country and will further highlight the UAE’s steadfast commitment to renewable energy. The Agency relocating to Masdar City will also be the first of many opportunities to expose local and visiting stakeholders and the general public to IRENA and its work in the context of its own headquarters building.

Island Energy Transitions: Pathways for Accelerated Uptake of Renewables
International Energy Workshop (IEW)
3-5 June 2015
Abu Dhabi, UAE

The 34th edition of the International Energy Workshop (IEW) will be hosted by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) in Abu Dhabi on 3-5 June 2015.The IEW is a leading conference for the international energy modelling community. In a world of environmental and economic constraints, energy modelling is an increasingly important tool for addressing the complexity of energy planning and policy making. The IEW provides a venue for scholars and researchers to compare quantitative energy projections, to understand the reasons for diverging views of future energy developments, and to observe new trends in global energy production and consumption.

The annual conference typically includes three plenary sessions and more than 100 presentations in parallel sessions focusing on a wide array of topics, including energy supply and price forecasts, energy savings and efficiency, renewable and innovative energy technologies, environmental and climate policy, and the intersection between energy analysis, economics, and the natural sciences. Prior selected papers will be presented and discussed in thematic sessions, and circulated during the meeting and on the meeting web site.

Members of the scientific and policy making community are welcome to register here.

For any further information, please click here or contact: info@internationalenergyworkshop.org.