Members to Expand Cross-border Interconnections as Shares of Renewables Grow: IRENA

According to IRENA’s World Energy Transitions Outlook, to achieve climate goals, global electricity generation must expand three-fold by 2050, making grid flexibility exceptionally important as countries race to reduce emissions. Cross-border interconnection represents one of the key solutions to dealing with the variability of renewable power and grid stability issues. This topic was the focus […]

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Eastern and Southern Africa’s Vast Renewables Potential Offers Route to Sustainable Growth: IRENA

Eastern and Southern Africa are vast, geographically diverse regions with rapidly growing populations and rising demands for energy. According to master plans for the two regional power pools, electricity demand is set to grow at between 3.4 and 5 percent per year to 2040. Meeting that demand is key to bolstering long-term growth in the […]

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IRENA and China State Grid to Advance Transition via Power System Enhancements

IRENA and State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC) to support grid enhancements, system flexibility and sector-coupling in China and IRENA’s Clean Energy Corridor regions. The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), and the State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC), have signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that will see the two organisations work closely to […]

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Solar Country Rankings. The top 5 in Past 5 Years, the Next 5 Years

The explosion in solar capacity in the past decade, particularly since 2015, has been out there for all to see. It was just a few years back in 2012 that the world celebrated topping the 100 GW mark in solar. Contrast that with 2021, when the world expects to add 150 GW in just the […]

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World Adds Record new Renewable Energy Capacity in 2020: IRENA

According to IRENA, the world added more than 260 GW of renewable energy capacity last year, exceeding expansion in 2019 by close to 50%. Global renewable energy capacity additions in 2020 beat earlier estimates and all previous records despite the economic slowdown that resulted from the COVID-19 pandemic. According to data released today by the […]

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Wind and Solar Can Improve Energy Security and Independence in Albania

IRENA’s renewables readiness assessment offers Albania recommendations to align energy policy with growth and climate agendas  A new report published today by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) shows that Albania could significantly improve its energy security and reduce energy system vulnerability to climate impacts by deploying its vast solar and wind resources. Full exploration of national […]

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Fast-Track Energy Transitions to Win the Race to Zero

World Energy Transitions Outlook outlines global strategies towards carbon-neutrality and leads way to a climate-safe 1.5°C pathway by 2050 Proven technologies for a net-zero energy system already largely exist today, finds the preview of World Energy Transitions Outlook by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Renewable power, green hydrogen and modern bioenergy will dominate the world […]

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Five Years After Paris Agreement, Slow Progress On RE Commitments- IRENA

The International Renewable Energy Agency has released a report including updates on renewable energy and climate change pledges after five years of the Paris Agreement. With the adoption of the Paris Agreement on 12 December 2015, nearly all countries around the world agreed to keep the rise in the average global temperature well below 2 […]

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Renewables Can Lower Energy Costs and Boost Energy Security in Antigua and Barbuda

IRENA report shows renewable generation, green hydrogen and EVs are the most cost-effective energy strategy for the Caribbean island Antigua and Barbuda can significantly reduce its dependence on imported fossil fuels while driving down electricity costs for citizens, by meeting its energy needs exclusively through indigenous renewable energy resources, green hydrogen and full electric vehicle […]

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