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IRENA breaks magic number – Bangladesh becomes 100th Signatory State

Chargé d´Affaires a.i. Tarik Ahsan signed the Statute on 19 June 2009

Harnessing the Power of Renewables in Refugee Camps

IRENA is supporting UNHCR to improve electricity access to refugee settings. This interview to Toby Harward, head of the UNHCR office in Abu Dhabi, reveals the outcomes of this collaboration and new challenges that need to be met by the UN, governments, and local communities in order to response to current refugee emergencies.


Renewable Energy Employs 7.7 Million People Worldwide, Says New IRENA Report

More than 7.7 million people worldwide are now employed by the renewable energy industry, according to a new report released today by IRENA.

Off-grid renewable energy systems: Status and methodological issues

With more than a billion people lacking access to electricity, local power-generation solutions are essential to provide sustainable energy to all - particularly those consumers expected to remain isolated from national or regional grids for the foreseeable future. Renewable power generation provides low-cost solutions to bring reliable electricity to rural households or island...

  • February 2015
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  • Statistics, Off-grid for Energy Access
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  • Bangladesh, China

Accelerating Off-Grid Renewable Energy

Universal electricity access – one of the targets of the Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) initiative for 2030 – will remain unachievable unless countries adopt a market-based approach to off-grid renewable energy deployment. This report highlights key findings and recommendations of the Second International Off-grid Renewable Energy Conference (IOREC 2014),...

  • January 2015
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  • English
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  • Bangladesh

New ratifications for IRENA

Three new ratifications occurred this week.. Mali (19 October 2010) Senegal (19 October 2010) Bangladesh (21 October 2010) As of today, 148 countries and the European Union have signed IRENA's statute and 42 have ratified it.