IRENA's Policy Day – Unlocking Investment to Boost Renewables

Fifth Policy Day brought together policy-makers, institutional partners and private sector to discuss enabling frameworks and finance mechanisms to accelerate investment in renewable energy and maximise the socio-economic benefits.

  • June 2019

IRENA and TWI Launch Open Solar Contracts for Review

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and Terrawatt Initiative (TWI) have teamed up to support the rapid and widespread scale-up of solar energy. Open Solar Contracts provides freely available standardised contract documentation designed...

  • June 2019

How Jobs in Renewables Are Powering Low-carbon Economic Growth

11 million people now work in renewable energy. This digital story shows which countries lead job creation in the sector and how renewables benefit the economy.

  • June 2019

Francesco La Camera meets UN Secretary-General António Guterres to Discuss Climate Action

IRENA Director-General Francesco La Camera was received by United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on 17 June 2019, when visiting the UN headquarters in New York. 

  • June 2019

IRENA to Present Innovation Pathway to Renewable Energy Growth at G20

Agency to present grid integration solutions that can support the rapid scale up of variable renewable energy in G20 power systems.

  • June 2019

100% by 2050 – Vancouver’s roadmap to urban sustainability

Vancouver is leading this urban energy transformation by committing itself to 100% renewables by 2050 through an ambitious, well-defined roadmap for a sustainable, carbon-free future. 

  • May 2019

Driving a Smarter Future

IRENA analysis explores the potential and impact of smart charging electric vehicles on the energy transition.

  • May 2019

IRENA to Drive Clean Energy Transition at Ministerial in Vancouver

From 27-29 May, Ministers from over 25 countries will gather in Vancouver to accelerate progress towards a clean energy future. IRENA will be present, widely engaging in high-level meetings and side-events.

  • May 2019

Argentinian City Puts Solar Water Heaters on the Boil

Growing cities need power, heat and water in rapidly rising quantities. Argentina’s third largest city, Rosario, with a population approaching a million, is encouraging widespread use of solar water heaters as a way to help meet its energy...

  • May 2019

Addressing Food Security and Boosting Development with Geothermal Heat

Low and medium temperature geothermal resources can serve as a sustainable and effective energy source for food production and drying.

  • April 2019