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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

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.


IRENA Members Welcome New Framework on Just and Inclusive Energy Transition

Representatives from over 50 IRENA member countries gathered for the first meeting of the Collaborative Framework for Just and Inclusive Energy Transitions. The meeting took place during the last week’s IRENA Council and was co-facilitated by the United States and South Africa.


IRENA Members Commit to Top Up Global Hydropower Fleet

IRENA Members and private sector representatives join forces to modernise and refurbish the existing hydropower fleet around the globe.


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

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.