International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)

Global Renewable Capacity Addition in numbers For 2021 from IRENA

“At the end of 2021, global renewable generation capacity amounted to 3064 GW. Hydropower accounted for the largest share of the global total, with a capacity of 1230 GW,” finds a new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Solar and wind energy accounted for equal shares of the remainder, with capacities of 849 […]

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IRENA Members launch 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 IRENA to exchange knowledge, best practices, and coordinate actions to ensure that the scarcity of minerals and materials does not threaten the accelerated deployment of renewable energy. At the event, […]

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IRENA, Climate Investment Funds Partner to Advance Energy Transition

The Climate Investment Funds (CIF) and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) are joining forces to accelerate investment in clean energy globally as part of a new memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed yesterday during a virtual signing ceremony with CIF CEO Mafalda Duarte and IRENA Director-General Francesco La Camera. Just days ahead of the UN’s […]

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Renewable Energy Jobs Reach 12 Million Globally: IRENA

Renewable energy employment worldwide reached 12 million last year, up from 11.5 million in 2019, according to the eighth edition of Renewable Energy and Jobs: Annual Review 2021. The report was released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) in collaboration with the International Labour Organization (ILO) at a high-level opening of IRENA’s Collaborative Framework […]

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IRENA & GWEC Target 380 GW Offshore Wind Energy by 2030

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) have signed the Global Offshore Wind Energy Compact, an agenda that aims to ensure sustainable energy for all, helping the global battle against climate change. The compact sets a target of 380 GW of energy from offshore wind, installed worldwide by 2030; by […]

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AIIB and IRENA Team-Up to Accelerate Asia’s Energy Transition

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) committing to work together to support Asia’s energy transition and mobilize greater private capital for renewable energy. The agreement was signed today by AIIB President Jin Liqun and IRENA Director-General, Francesco La Camera, at a […]

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High Cost, Infrastructural Issues Limit Green Hydrogen’s Role in Energy Transition: Study

Green hydrogen is recognised as a viable solution for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and transitioning away from fossil fuels for “hard-to-abate” sectors. The supply chain for hydrogen, however, is not yet fully developed. Several barriers, such as the high cost of green hydrogen compared to non-renewable alternatives and the lack of dedicated infrastructure, are still […]

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Majority of New Renewables Beat Cheapest Fossil Fuel on Cost: IRENA

The share of renewable energy that achieved lower costs than the most competitive fossil fuel option doubled in 2020, a new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) shows. 162 gigawatts (GW) or 62 per cent of total renewable power generation added last year had lower costs than the cheapest new fossil fuel option. […]

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