Green energy could drive Covid-19 recovery with $100tn boost
Renewable energy could power an economic recovery from Covid-19 by spurring global GDP gains of almost $100tn (£80tn) between now and 2050, according to a report. The International Renewable Energy Agency found that accelerating investment in renewable energy could generate huge economic benefits while helping to tackle the global climate emergency.
20 April 2020 |
Interview | The Guardian
Oil volatility to curb investment as renewables take focus after COVID-19: IRENA
The International Renewable Energy Agency is calling for increased spending on solar, wind and other alternative energies at the expense of fossil fuels as nations pour money into stimulus efforts to revive economies hit by the coronavirus pandemic.
20 April 2020 |
Interview | S&P Global Platts
Japan's Leadership Expectations on Renewable Energy from the Director-General of IRENA (Japanese + Subscription)
The world's power generation from renewable energy, such as solar and wind, has more than doubled since 2000, and more companies are seeking to procure 100% renewable energy. We interviewed Francesco La Camera, Director General of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), about the background of the expansion of renewable energy and Japan's challenges.
09 April 2020 |
Interview | Mainichi Shimbun
Legislation to expand renewable energy “Francesco La Camera, IRENA’s Director-General” (Japanese + Subscription)
The Paris Agreement, an international framework for global warming countermeasures, will be fully operational from 2020, and the world will finally move from negotiations to the stage of action. The 26th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP26) is a starting point. Although the spread of the new coronavirus has been postponed it, the urgency and importance remain the same.
09 April 2020 |
Interview | Nikkei
Covid-19 crisis could be the turning point for green energy, with the right investment
This pandemic may be Donald Trump's chance to fulfill his promise to rebuild US infrastructure, while also leveling the energy field for renewables. Trillions are needed but nothing as far-reaching as a Green New Deal will result. "Economic recovery packages must serve to accelerate the transition," says the International Renewable Energy Agency’s (IRENA) Director General, Francesco La Camera.
31 March 2020 |
Interview | RT
The Consequences of Coronavirus on Renewables (Italian)
According to many experts, the most likely energy scenario after the coronavirus pandemic is that the biggest world economies will be battered by a massive recession, cut investments in favour of clean energy. Fortune Italia has asked Francesco La Camera, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) Director-General, for his opinion.
15 March 2020 |
Interview | Fortune Italia
Director-General Francesco La Camera on the 10th session of the IRENA Assembly
Watch Oloum AlDar's full interview with Francesco La Camera, Director-General of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).
15 January 2020 |
Interview | Twitter - Oloom Aldar
Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week: the 2020s will be the golden age of renewables
This column is part of a series of exclusive insights before Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, being held from January 11-18, 2020. (Op-ed by Francesco La Camera, Director-General of the International Renewable Energy Agency)
08 January 2020 |
Opinions | The National
We are open to the incorporation of oil companies to accelerate the transition (Spanish + Subscription)
Francesco La Camera, Director-General of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), could be said to be the world's highest authority on renewables. He has been dedicated to the world of international cooperation, sustainability and climate for more than 30 years. He was responsible for the Italian delegation at COP 21-24.
17 December 2019 |
Interview | El Economista
Europe’s clean energy future, we must do more, better, faster, says IRENA (Video)
Francesco La Camera, Director-General, IRENA, discusses how even though renewable energy is becoming more mainstream and affordable, the rate of adoption is still too slow to ensure agreed climate goals are met.
22 November 2019 |
Interview | Smart Energy International