COP-28 President calls for tripling global renewable power capacity by 2030

As countries around the world prepare for COP28, the COP28 Presidency along with two global renewable energy organizations on Monday (Oct. 30) released a report urging governments ...

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'This is the time for women outreach in the renewable energy sector'

Gauri Singh says this is a foundational decade for the new energy system. Image: ETN

Gauri Singh, Deputy Director General of IRENA, the International Renewable Energy Agency, is a career bureaucrat with over 30 years experience in policy formulation, implementation...

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IRENA urges world to look beyond sun and wind to biofuels, hydropower and geothermal energy

IRENA has asked countries to consider alternatives such as biofuels, hydropower (pictured) and geothermal energy. Image: Pexels

The world's energy transition is currently "off-track", the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) warned in its 2023 outlook, even as it sought to funnel renewable energy i...

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IRENA launches report on low-cost energy transition finance at G20

In partnership with the Indian G20 Presidency, The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has launched a comprehensive report on how low-cost finance can accelerat...

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IRENA launches 'NewGen' initiative to promote youth-led RE start-ups, projects

At the recently held Youth Energy Forum at World Utilities Congress 2023, Abu Dhabi last week, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) launched a new initi...

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‘The world needs to add 1,000 GW of renewables capacity annually, against 295 GW last year’

Francisco La Camara, Director General, International Renewables Agency, at the World Utilities Congress in Abu Dhabi

Francesco La Camera, Director General of IRENA (International Renewable Energy Agency), talks to ETN Editor-in-Chief Ashok Thakur on barriers limiting the off-take of renewable ene...

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IRENA, thyssenkrupp partner to boost production, supply chains of Green H2

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has recently signed a partnership agreement with thyssenkrupp for advancing the green transformation in pursuit of globa...

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ASEAN to save $160 billion by addressing energy security and climate risk via energy transition: IRENA

ASEAN is home to one of the youngest coal power plant fleets in the world. Yet, an increasing number of ASEAN Members have set net-zero emissions targets by around mid-century. Pla...

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IRENA and OPEC partner to unlock investment in the energy transition

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the OPEC Fund for International Development (OPEC Fund) are ramping up efforts to advance renewable energy investment and enab...

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RE grows, gains momentum amid global uncertainties in 2021: IRENA

New data released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) shows that renewable energy continued to grow and gain momentum despite global uncertainties. By the end of 2...

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Energy transition holds key to tackle global energy, climate crisis: World Energy Transitions Outlook 2022

Short-term interventions addressing the current energy crisis must be accompanied by a steadfast focus on mid and long-term goals of the energy transition. High fossil fuel prices,...

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IRENA members pave way for new cooperation on critical materials

Members of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) have launched a new Collaborative Framework on Critical Materials for the Energy Transition, a platform provided by IRE...

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