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New Geopolitics: Commission on the Global Consequences of Renewable Energy Transformation

Newly formed Global Commission on the Geopolitics of Energy Transformation announces its members at Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue
  • April 2018

Economy and Human Welfare to Grow Under IRENA’s 2050 Energy Transformation Roadmap

A six-fold increase in renewable energy adoption is required to stay below two-degrees, avoid escalating stranded assets, and will by 2050 grow the global economy an additional one per cent while improving global welfare.
  • April 2018

Renewable Energy Can Build Prosperity and Improve Energy Security in Pakistan

IRENA assessment shows Pakistan’s abundant renewable resources can boost power generation and energy access
  • April 2018

Global Renewable Generation Continues its Strong Growth, New IRENA Capacity Data Shows

Sector adds record 167 gigawatts (GW) of generating capacity, expands 8.3% in 2017
  • April 2018

IRENA to Help Deliver Low-Carbon 2022 Winter Olympics in Zhangjiakou, China

International Renewable Energy Agency to support Zhangjiakou, in Hebei Province, become China’s first energy transition pilot city
  • March 2018

IRENA Welcomes Establishment of International Solar Alliance

Joint Declaration by IRENA and International Solar Alliance pledges close cooperation to promote solar energy globally
  • March 2018

Higher Shares of Renewable Energy Central to Sustainable Development Across Southeast Asia

New IRENA market analysis sees renewable energy driving growth and expanding energy access in Southeast Asia 
  • February 2018

EU Doubling Renewables by 2030 Positive for Economy, Key to Emission Reductions

New IRENA report outlines how increasing share of renewables to 34% can boost economy, and help meet emission reductions goals
  • February 2018

Foz do Iguassu Brazil

IRENA Welcomes Brazil's Decision to Seek Membership of the Agency

Director-General Adnan Z. Amin welcomes Brazil’s decision to initiate the process of joining IRENA
  • February 2018

Renewables and Improved Cooling Technologies Key to Reducing India's Water Use

New IRENA-WRI analysis finds that urgent action can significantly lower intensities of water withdrawal and consumption, while substantially reducing carbon emissions intensity by 2030.
  • January 2018