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IRENA Report on Future of Wind

Reducing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions is at the heart of the world’s accelerating shift from climate-damaging fossil fuels towards clean, renewable forms of energy. In addition to fulfilling the Paris Agreement, renewables are crucial to reduce air pollution, improve health and well-being, and provide affordable energy access worldwide. Wind energy forms an important part of […]

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Asia Could Become the Dominant Market for Wind Energy: IRENA

Asia could grow its share of installed capacity for onshore wind from 230 GW in 2018 to over 2600 GW by 2050, becoming the global leader in the segment Asia could grow its share of installed capacity for onshore wind from 230 Gigawatt (GW) in 2018 to over 2600 GW by 2050, a new report […]

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Hydrogen Could Play a Central Role in Global Energy Transition: IRENA

Hydrogen from renewable energy could play a central role in the global energy transition, the latest report by IRENA finds. Hydrogen from renewable energy could play a central role in the global energy transition, the latest report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) finds. ‘Hydrogen: a renewable energy perspective’ estimates that hydrogen from renewable […]

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IRENA and UNFCCC Join Forces to Accelerate RE as Climate Solution

IRENA and UNFCCC are jointly ramping up efforts to fight climate change by promoting the widespread adoption and sustainable use of renewable energy. The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and UN Climate Change (UNFCCC) are jointly ramping up efforts to fight climate change by promoting the widespread adoption and sustainable use of renewable energy. The […]

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Jobs in Solar – The Untold Story

  In 2015, when the government hiked the solar energy target from 20GW to 100 GW (in a new 175 GW renewables target) by 2022, it was considered wildly ambitious. Also, it was enough to spark strong interest in the sector finally, and with it, big bets. As it turned out, the sector did not […]

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UNDP and IRENA to Accelerate Low-Carbon Energy Transition

UNDP and IRENA announced a global partnership to accelerate the low-carbon energy transition. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) have announced a global partnership to accelerate the low-carbon energy transition and offer concrete steps to achieve sustainable development.  Under the cooperation, the organizations will explore joint initiatives aimed […]

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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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IRENA Report on A New World: The Geopolitics of the Energy Transformation

The growing deployment of renewables has set in motion a global energy transformation with significant implications for geopolitics. The Director-General of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), Adnan Z. Amin, with the support of the Governments of Germany, Norway and the United Arab Emirates, convened the Global Commission in January 2018 to address this implication. The […]

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IRENA Report on Renewable Energy: A Gender Perspective

Renewable energy employs about 32% of women, compared to 22% in the energy sector overall. Still, within renewables, women’s participation in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) jobs is far lower than in administrative jobs. This report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) examines the question of gender equity throughout the sector. Building on […]

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