Global Renewables Agency IRENA gets a new Director-General

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has announced that Francesco La Camera is the agency’s new director-general. Camera was earlier with the government in Italy, at the Italian Ministry of Environment, Land & Sea where he was the director-general of Sustainable Development, Environmental Damage and International Affairs. As the national coordinator for climate, environment, resource […]

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Deep Electrification Powered by Renewables Key for a Climate-Safe Future: Report

A new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) charts pathways to further accelerate energy transformation which meets climate objectives while creating jobs and fostering economic growth. As the urgency to take bold climate action grows, the new analysis revealed that scaling-up renewable energy combined with electrification could deliver more than three-quarters of the […]

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Renewable Energy Now Accounts For a Third of Global Power Capacity: IRENA

The sector added 171 GW of generating capacity in 2018, with total renewable energy generation capacity reaching 2,351 GW at the end of the year. The decade-long trend of strong growth in renewable energy capacity continued in 2018 with global additions of 171 GW, according to new data released by the International Renewable Energy Agency […]

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Interview with Rajendra Kumar Parakh, CFO, Vikram Solar

Availability of Domestic Finance at Viable Cost is Still a Distant Dream The only challenge that we can foresee is in terms of availability of finance and cost of finance available for renewable energy sector. Sources of finance for both solar manufacturing industry and solar deployment industry are scarce, a large part of funding comes […]

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Egypt Could Meet Over 50% Electricity Demand via Renewable Energy: IRENA

The Egypt Renewable Energy Outlook report finds that pursuing higher shares of renewable energy could reduce the country’s energy bill by up to USD 900 million annually in 2030. Egypt has the potential to generate up to 53 per cent of its electricity from renewable sources by 2030, according to a new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). The Egypt Renewable Energy Outlook report finds that pursuing higher shares […]

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UAE, IRENA Partners to Track Solar Energy Concentration

Collaboration with IRENA and KUST aims to identify solar energy concentrations across the country and keep a check on air pollutants in the country. UAE’s Ministry of Climate Change and the Environment have collaborated with the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and Khalifa University of Science and Technology (KUST)to establish artificial intelligence laboratory in a […]

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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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Need of Hour: Reduce | Reuse | Recycle

What happens to all the “green” infrastructure when it reaches the end of its life? The question is how will India dispose 100 gigawatt (GW) worth of solar panels in the next 20 years? While the production of solar energy is green, is there a well thought out and environment-friendly plan for end-of-life treatment of […]

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India Must Strengthen Grid Infra to Boost Renewable Energy: IRENA

IRENA Director-General Adnan Z Amin says the main constraint in India right now is the grid. There is a huge upsurge in investment,” he said of the renewable projects being implemented in the country. India must strengthen grid infrastructure to support its “strong push” towards renewable energy especially solar, said the head of the International […]

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