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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

New Global Commission to Examine Geopolitics of Energy Transformation

IRENA Commission to analyse how energy transformation driven by renewables will impact foreign policies and geopolitics
  • January 2018

ADFD Approves USD25 Million for Solar PV Projects in Mauritius and Rwanda

Projects selected via IRENA/ADFD Project Facility will support poverty alleviation through renewable energy.
  • January 2018

Onshore Wind Power Now as Affordable as Any Other Source, Solar to Halve by 2020

New IRENA report finds all renewable technologies to be competitive by 2020. New age of renewable energy driven by technology improvements, competitive procurement, and a growing cadre of highly experienced, global project developers.
  • January 2018

Lawmakers Discuss Policies to Accelerate Global Energy Transformation

IRENA Legislators Forum and joint event with FNC promotes lawmaking to boost renewable energy deployment
  • January 2018

IRENA 8th Assembly

Governments to Signal Support for IRENA Key Role in Global Energy Transformation

More than 1,100 government representatives from over 150 countries to gather in Abu Dhabi for Eighth IRENA Assembly
  • January 2018

Visions of Sustainability Exhibit Showcases Power and Elemental Beauty of Renewable Energy

Week-long art exhibit hosted by IRENA brings global message of renewables and sustainability to UAE
  • January 2018

Renewable Energy Can Account for 37% of Thailand’s Energy Mix by 2036

More ambitious renewable energy deployment could save over USD 9 billion annually  
  • December 2017

Countries Meet to Chart the Future of IRENA in Driving the Global Energy Transformation

IRENA’s 14th Council Meeting Begins in Abu Dhabi
  • November 2017

Asian solar panels

ADFD, IRENA Open New Round of Funding for Renewable Energy Projects, Invite Applications

Within the framework of the ADFD-funded US$350 million IRENA/ADFD Project Facility, the current funding round of US$50 million in concessional loans marks the sixth annual cycle
  • November 2017