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Supporting countries in their transition to a sustainable energy future

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IRENA Membership Growth

 

With 161 Members, IRENA plays a leading role in the energy transformation as a centre of excellence for knowledge and innovation, a global voice for renewables, a network hub and a source of advice and support for countries.

 

 

 

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Beyond crisis, a sustainable and resilient future is within our reach. Renewable energy investment and policy action must scale-up to boost economies, create jobs and improve welfare across the world.

 

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Insights on Renewables

 
2019 is the first year when expansion of renewables is seen to slow down. However, total power capacity expansion in 2019 was also well below average and non-renewable capacity expansion was remarkably low. Consequently, the share of renewables in capacity expansion continued its upward trend to reach 72% in 2019. Similarly, the renewable share of total generation capacity rose from 33.3% in 2018 to 34.7% in 2019. At the regional level, non-renewable capacity expansion in 2019 continued to follow long-term trends, with net growth in Asia, the Middle East and Africa, but net decommissioning in Europe and North America and little change in other regions. However, renewables still accounted for at least 70% of total capacity expansion in almost all regions in 2019. The two exceptions were Africa and the Middle East, where renewables accounted for only 52% and 26%, respectively, of net additions.

 

 

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