IRENA, in partnership with the UNFCCC and UK COP26 Presidency, hosted a webinar on “COP 26 Climate-Energy Dialogue in the Middle East and North Africa region”, providing a regional forum for the discussion on driving energy transition and building momentum on climate action.
The third Renewables Talk meeting presented an opportunity for IRENA’s Permanent Representatives to share unique examples and experiences from their countries in their journeys towards carbon neutrality.
Offshore renewables will witness substantial growth in capacity over the next decade and play an essential role in the global energy transformation. In this context, representatives from 40 countries gathered to identify collaboration areas and agree on concrete actions to accelerate progress and ensure rapid uptake of these promising technologies.
The 4th edition of the Global Renewable Energy Forum (GREF) was organised by the Embassy of the Republic of Korea, Bonn Office in cooperation with IRENA and the UNFCCC.
IRENA provided a training on the IRENA FlexTool to all the interested stakeholders from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.
This report analyses the regional energy landscape, potential and costs, policy and investment needs, and expected socio-economic impact from a shift to renewables.
GREF 2019 focused on pathways towards carbon-neutrality by 2050, analysing the current status of renewable energy policies and decarbonisation pathways from different perspectives and highlight the role of hydrogen and power-to-x pathways — focusing on improving the understanding of hydrogen ‘as a low-carbon technology option’ and analysing the existing...
South Korea aims to install 48 gigawatts (GW) of renewable energy capacity by 2030, enough to supply 20 per cent of its domestic power needs. With a 4GW solar and wind complex under development including a record breaking 3GW solar park, the country’s first permanent representative to IRENA, H.E. Ambassador Park Kang-ho, outlines Korea’s national ambition.
Last year, $286 billion was invested in renewable energy, but IRENA estimates that that number needs to double by 2020, and triple again by 2030 to around $900 billion to meet the growing global energy demand with renewables. This week at Global Green Growth Week 2016, IRENA will host a side event ‘Unlocking renewable energy investment: The role of risk mitigation and...
With solar and wind installation breaking new records each year, countries with ambitious plans for these renewable power-generation technologies must consider the best ways to integrate variable renewables onto the grid. Electricity storage is a key option available to manage variability and ensure reliable, round-the-clock supply. Declining costs and improving capacities have...