International Renewable Energy Agency

ADFD, Masdar Join 1.5 GW Renewables Platform of IRENA

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has announced the signing of agreements with the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) and The Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (popularly known as Masdar) that formalises the fund’s anchor investment of $ 400 million to Energy Transition Accelerator Financing (ETAF) Platform of IRENA. The official statement of IRENA […]

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Norwegian Prime Minister Revises Offshore Wind Ambitions

Norway may see its first commercial scale offshore wind farm coming up in coming years as Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Store has declared that Norway will be allocating 30 GW of offshore wind energy capacity by 2040. The announcement means that Norway will be producing wind energy equal to actual energy consumption by Norway in […]

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Wind Expansion Globally Will Need Much Higher Production of Rare Earths: IRENA Report

International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has come up with a report named ‘Critical Mineral for Energy Transition: Rare Earth Elements,’ which says that the rising global demand in the renewable sector especially the wind energy sector to mitigate climate change challenges will need better supplies of rare earth minerals or critical minerals. The report holds […]

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India could become carbon neutral before its 2070 goal: IRENA chief

India’s focus on decarbonising its steel sector and developing offshore wind power will help it become carbon neutral ahead of its promised goal of 2070, the director-general of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) said. IRENA’s Francesco La Camera told an international news agency that India was “very serious” about meeting the challenges and was […]

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Mauritius Invites Tenders for 140MW Solar Plus Storage

Island nation Mauritius’s Government is looking to expand its solar power capacity by 140MW. The Central Electricity Board (CEB) of Mauritius has issued two separate tenders for the development of 140MW of solar-plus-storage capacity. The authority has not specified the separate capacity of the storage systems in the two projects. In the first tender, the […]

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IRENA Report Identifies Policy Measures to Advance Jordan’s Transition to Renewables

Renewables readiness assessment report highlights seven key action areas to accelerate the country’s uptake of renewables  A new report published today by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has identified a series of policy measures that can help advance the energy transition towards renewable energy in Jordan. The Renewables Readiness Assessment: The Hashemite Kingdom of […]

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Renewables Account for Almost Three Quarters of New Capacity in 2019

The renewable energy sector added 176 GW of generating capacity globally in 2019, which is marginally lower than 179 GW added in the previous year. According to data released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), new renewable power accounted for 72 per cent of all power expansion last year. IRENA’s Renewable Capacity Statistics 2020 shows that […]

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Solar PV Jobs in India Surge; Top Markets See Slump: IRENA

Despite slower growth in key renewable energy markets including China, jobs in renewables grew to their highest level on the back of many more countries adopted manufacturing, trading and installation of renewable energy technologies. The employment in solar photovoltaic (PV) industry witnessed a surge in India, Southeast Asia and Brazil in 2018, whereas major markets […]

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Renewable Energy Industry Creates 5 Lakh New Jobs Globally

In a recent report published by International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) titled ‘Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review’, it says the 10 million mark was surpassed for the first time as the industry gave jobs to around 10.3 million in 2017. In a steep growth in 2017, renewable energy industry created over 500,000 new […]

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