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Renewable Energy Prospects: United States of America

The United States (US) has the potential to lead the global transition to renewable energy. It has some of the best wind, solar, geothermal, hydro, and biomass resources in the world. It also has a vibrant culture of innovation, plentiful financing opportunities, and a highly skilled workforce, alongside an agile and entrepreneurial business sector.

  • January 2015
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  • Energy Transition
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  • English
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  • United States of America

Door to 1.5°C Still Open Says Francesco La Camera Following Biden Leaders Summit on Climate

IRENA Director General comments in the context of recently concluded Leaders Summit on Climate hosted by the President of the United States of America, Joe Biden.


IRENA at the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development

The United Nations High-level Political Forum (HLPF) is the central platform for follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 

  • 09 – 18 July 2018
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  • Benefits, Off-grid for Energy Access
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  • New York, United States of America

IRENA Project Finance Matchmaking event at Caribbean Renewable Energy Forum 2018

The event enhanced networking opportunities for Caribbean Renewable Energy Forum participants, promoted exploratory discussions between developers and financiers, introduced opportunities to access IRENA platforms and services, and project financing discussions will be taken further from the event.    

  • 07 November 2018
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  • Energy Transition, Finance & Investment, Islands
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  • Miami, USA

IRENA at the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development

The United Nations High-level Political Forum (HLPF) is the central platform for follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 

  • 09 – 18 July 2019
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  • Benefits, Off-grid for Energy Access
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  • New York, United States of America

IRENA Partners with Alliance of Small Island States to Accelerate Energy Transition in SIDS

IRENA and AOSIS signed an agreement today at COP26, known as ‘Adaptation Day’, that will see the two organisations work closely to mobilise climate finance and to advance the deployment of renewable energy across Small Island Developing States (SIDS).


SIDS Energy Day: Small, Strong and Resilient

The role of renewable energy as an enabler of island resilience and prosperity takes centre-stage at IRENA’s Small Island Developing States Energy Day.


Technical Validation Meeting for the Central Africa Renewable Energy Action Agenda

A technical regional meeting reviewing and validating the draft regional renewable energy action agenda for the Economic Community of Central African States, and discussing potential roles of development partners in the implementation phase.

  • 28 – 29 November 2018
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  • Power, Energy Transition
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  • Kigali, Rwanda

IRENA Members Advance Global Agenda on the Geopolitics of Energy Transformation

Co-facilitated by Germany and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the fifth meeting of the Collaborative Framework on the Geopolitics of Energy Transformation was attended by over 70 participants from Members and States in Accession.


Mexico, Swaziland and USA ratify IRENA’s treaty

On March 4, 2011, Mexico, Swaziland, and the United States of America have deposited the instrument of ratification of IRENA’s treaty. As of that day, 148 countries and the European Union have signed IRENA’s treaty and 65 have ratified it.