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    • IRENA Launches New Website

      A smart, modern, and mobile-friendly design enhances your browsing experience. New interactive features and tools facilitate your engagement.

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    • Sustainable Healthcare and Energy Ecosystems for the ‘Last Mile’

      It is critical to quantify and contextualise the energy needs for healthcare facilities, in particular for countries with electricity access deficits where the delivery of quality healthcare to isolated, ‘last-mile’ communities poses a huge challenge. 

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    • The EV Effect: Markets are Betting on the Energy Transition

      Electromobility has a major role to play in achieving the goals of the Paris Agreement. IRENA’s transformation pathway estimates that 350 million electric vehicles (EVs) will be needed by 2030, kickstarting developments in the industry and influencing share values as manufacturers, suppliers and investors move to capitalise on the energy transition.

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    • Engaging the Climate Generation in Global Energy Transition

      Renewable energy is at the heart of global efforts to secure a sustainable future. Partnering with young people to amplify calls for the global energy transition is an essential part of this endeavour, as they represent a major driver of development, social change, economic growth, innovation and environmental protection.

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    • Future Energy Systems Need Clear AI Boundaries

      Rapidly evolving smart technology is helping to make power generation and distribution more efficient and sustainable. AI and the Big Data that drives it have become an absolute necessity.  Beyond just facilitating and optimising, these are now the basic tools for fast, smart decision making. 

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    • Renewables and Green Gas: The Only Viable Antidote to High Fossil Fuel Prices

      Outdated perceptions of the costs of clean energy remain a major barrier to the energy transition. Despite the dramatic fall in prices across these technologies, the dialogue surrounding “cheap” fossil fuels and “expensive” renewable energy endures, and must be changed.

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    • Let’s Not Forget, People Power Energy

      In a world so rich in innovation and technology, it is easy to forget just how important people are to progress and development.

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    • Choose to Act with Wisdom and Speed

      A message to the G20 from Mr. Francesco La Camera, Director-General of IRENA

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    • Solving the Chicken and Egg Problem: Auctions for Green Hydrogen

      Green hydrogen has received increasing attention across the energy sector in recent years, given its capability to decarbonise ‘hard to abate’ sectors and provide seasonal storage for power grids rich in variable renewable energy.

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    • How Domestic Currency Lending Can Accelerate the Energy Transition

      Domestic financial institutions are best placed to mitigate credit risks, access competent technical assistance and assess renewable energy investments, they represent a reliable partners in RE project development.

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    • Leaders Summit: The Energy Transition Priorities Needed for a 1.5°C Future

      The Paris agreement sets out a global framework to avoid dangerous climate change by limiting global warming to well below 2°C and pursuing efforts to limit it to 1.5°C. . Today, more and more countries are aiming for net zero emissions by mid-century.

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    • Leaders Summit: The Energy Transition Priorities Needed for a 1.5°C Future

      The Paris agreement sets out a global framework to avoid dangerous climate change by limiting global warming to well below 2°C and pursuing efforts to limit it to 1.5°C. . Today, more and more countries are aiming for net zero emissions by mid-century.

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    • Innovation Will Drive the Energy Transition

      As countries around the world shape their plans to build back better in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, they have a chance to create significant private sector business opportunities by accelerating the global energy transition.

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    • Materials Shortage Will Not Stop The Energy Transition, If We Plan Ahead

      IRENA and Enel foundation strength their partnership on the occasion of COP26 to accurately measure reserves, resources and demand impacts, accounting for innovation and circularity from design to re-use and recycle. Supply risks can be managed properly and IRENA convening power and technical expertise will help foster international governance for materials.

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    • Could the Energy Transition Benefit Africa's Economies?

      The energy transition, with its systematic shift to renewable energy needs to be understood not as a burden impost on the world’s most vulnerable people, but as a vast opportunity to improve livelihoods across Africa in ways that transcend purely economic benefits.

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