Renewable energy statistics 2021

Renewable Energy Statistics 2021 by IRENA provides data sets on the power-generation capacity for 2011-2020, actual power generation for 2011-2019, and renewable energy balances for over 130 countries and areas for 2018-2019. Data were obtained from a variety of sources, including an IRENA questionnaire, official national statistics, industry association reports, consultant reports, and news articles. […]

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RE Benefits: Leveraging Local Capacity for Solar Water Heaters

This report from IRENA aims to expand policy makers’ understanding of the steps needed to develop a local market for solar water heaters, and the existing capabilities that can be leveraged to do so. This report highlights opportunities to create local value by setting up a domestic industry around solar water heater. Heating and cooling […]

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Trading into Bright Energy Future: The Case for Open, High-Quality Solar PV Markets

Solar photovoltaics (PV) has become a mainstay of low-carbon sustainable energy strategies, with the cost of electricity generated by PV plants declining by 77% between 2010 and 2018. Trade and the globalization of the solar PV market have been major factors driving the decrease in technology prices as manufacturers are able to source goods and […]

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Denmark Leads in Share of RE Production, India Yet To Break Into Top 15

Wind and solar produced 2,435 TWh of electricity in 2020, providing almost a tenth of the world’s electricity. While European countries like Denmark, Ireland, and Germany are leading among the world’s top 15 producers, India is not part of his group. Even though India’s renewable energy capacity is being added to each year, with the […]

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IRENA Members contribute to G20 Action Agenda on Offshore RE

On the occasion of the 2021 World Ocean Day, celebrated yesterday, over 70 IRENA members and private sector representatives came together in a Collaborative Framework on Ocean Energy and Offshore Renewables to accelerate the deployment of ocean technologies worldwide. Energy from the sea and through offshore renewables is increasingly recognised as significant climate solution for […]

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IRENA Members embrace framework on Just & Inclusive Energy Transition

Representatives from over 50 IRENA member countries gathered for the first meeting of the Collaborative Framework for Just and Inclusive Energy Transitions. The meeting took place during the last week’s IRENA Council and was co-facilitated by the United States and South Africa. As IRENA members are stepping up action to meet global climate objectives and […]

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IRENA and Siemens Energy Sign Partnership Agreement

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has today signed a partnership agreement with Siemens Energy aimed at advancing the global energy transition. Under the agreement, the organisations will strengthen collaboration on the application of technology to advance and deepen the transition to renewable energy around the world. The wide-ranging scope of collaboration extends to a […]

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Council Meets with Spotlight on Energy Transition & Food Systems: IRENA

The 21st meeting of the Council will be held virtually on 25th and 26th May More than 280 representatives from 96 countries will gather virtually to attend the 21st Council of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), next week as countries continue to calibrate energy policy in line with the achievement of sustainable development goals […]

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How Cities Can Take Action to Drive the Energy Transition: IRENA

The dominance of fossil fuels in the urban energy supply puts cities on the frontline of climate change. Cities account for about 75% of global primary energy use and are responsible for 70 per cent of energy related greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, making them key actors in both national and global efforts to transition to […]

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