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New Zealand instrument of accession with the Depositary

On 1 April 2011 New Zealand has deposited an instrument of accession with the Depositary. As of this date 70 Members have ratified IRENA's treaty and have become a Member of the Agency.


Renewable Power Remains Cost-Competitive amid Fossil Fuel Crisis

New IRENA report shows almost two-thirds of renewable power added in 2021 had lower costs than the cheapest coal-fired options in G20 countries.


A Quarter of Global Hydrogen Set for Trading by 2050

Green hydrogen trade can provide a low-cost alternative that diversifies energy imports and improves energy security, says new IRENA report.


Renewable-based Pathway Key to Palau’s Welfare

A new report by IRENA explains how Palau can achieve its target of 100 percent renewables by 2050 through increased deployment of renewables.


Reorganising the Power System for a Renewable-based Future

The new IRENA report underscores the need for power system structures that are fit for the renewable era.


IRENA and RCREEE Strengthen Energy Transition Collaboration in MENA Region

IRENA head signs new agreement with RCREEE Executive Director; hails ability of renewables to safeguard “future generations”.


The Fourth IRENA Policy Talk 2022: Sustainable Bioenergy for the Energy Transition

New IRENA study analyses the current status and barriers to the deployment of bioenergy in power generation, heating, transport, and industry.

  • 28 June 2022
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  • Energy Transition, Policy
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  • Virtual

Renewables Take Lion’s Share of Global Power Additions in 2021

New data released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) shows that renewable energy continued to grow and gain momentum despite global uncertainties.


CRUL and IRENA Sign Partnership to Promote Research on Renewable Energy

The Lazio Region Universities Coordination Committee (CRUL) and IRENA have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) establishing a new partnership aimed at developing joint research on how to boost renewable energy as a key element in energy transition.


IRENA Members Pave Way for New Cooperation on Critical Materials

A new IRENA platform has been launched to exchange knowledge, best practices, and coordinate actions to ensure that the scarcity of minerals and materials does not threaten the accelerated deployment of renewable energy.