IRENA Innovation Week Discusses & Dissects Disruption in the Energy Sector

IRENA Innovation Week is a biannual gathering of startups, corporate leaders, government officials and experts at the forefront of energy system innovation. The participants of this year's event discussed, debated and dissected the cutting-edge...

  • September 2018

IRENA points to offshore energy benefits for economies at G7

Speaking at the Oceans Partnership Summit during G7, IRENA Director-General Adnan Z. Amin underlined the potential of offshore renewable energy to meet energy demand, stimulate economic growth and generate employment – hallmarks of the global...

  • September 2018

IRENA at G7: Renewables Are Key to Address Global Challenges

From 19-21 September, IRENA Director-General Adnan Z. Amin will engage with Ministers and key stakeholders at the G7 Environment, Oceans and Energy Ministers Meetings, hosted by the Canadian G7 Presidency in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

  • September 2018

Meet the Permanent Representative of the UAE to IRENA

IRENA spoke to the new Permanent Representative of the UAE, Her Excellency Dr Nawal Al-Hosany, to understand what drives this sustainability focus.

  • September 2018

Why Hydrogen from Renewables May Hold the Key to a Low-Carbon Future

As the world strives to reduce emissions, power generation from renewables has emerged as a front runner in the low-carbon energy transformation. The latest IRENA report outlines the potentially pivotal role hydrogen may play in a the process.

  • September 2018

IRENA Outlines Importance of Energy Transition in Global Innovation Index

Agency identifies four innovation focus areas in 2018 Global Innovation Index report

  • August 2018

IRENA Director-General, Adnan Z. Amin Visits World’s Largest CSP Site in Morocco

IRENA Director-General tours Morocco’s Nour Solar Complex in Ouarzazate – the largest concentrated solar power plant in the world.

  • August 2018

Unlocking Geothermal Potential in Japan Through Small-scale Generation

Despite Japan’s technical and construction preeminence and its significant energy potential, there are only around twenty geothermal plants in Japan, generating 0.3% of the country’s total electricity. However, in the wake of the...

  • July 2018

Off-grid Renewables are Growing, Bringing Socio-economic Benefits to Millions

IRENA brief highlights positive momentum for off-grid renewable energy, and its transformative impact as a key pillar of Sustainable Development Goal 7.

  • July 2018

Sustainable, Modern Energy Dominates Discussion at UN Forum

High-Level Political Forum reaffirms renewable energy’s central role in achieving global sustainable development goals.

  • July 2018