CDF and IRENA Partner to Support Energy Transition in the Caribbean

IRENA has signed an MoU with CDF to support a transition to a low carbon economic development model in the Caribbean Small Island Developing States (SIDS). The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the CARICOM Development Fund (CDF) to support a transition from fossil-fuel dependency to a more resilient […]

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Renewable Jobs Grew to 11.5 Mn in 2019, now Need Policy Support: IRENA

The latest IRENA report shows that jobs in the renewable energy sector reached 11.5 million globally in 2019, led by solar PV with some 3.8 million jobs. Renewable energy continues to bring socio-economic benefits by creating numerous jobs worldwide, according to the latest figures released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). The seventh edition […]

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Renewables key to Reaching Zero Emissions in Transport & Industry: IRENA

Only seven industry and transport sectors will account for 38 percent of all CO2 emissions globally in 2050 unless there are significant changes in current approaches. Concerted action beyond planned policies can turn the page within the remaining 40 years and achieve zero emissions in heavy industry and transport by around 2060, a key requirement to […]

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Decarbonising Of Grids To Accelerate Due To Dropping Storage Costs

Participants at one of the four technical sessions of the International Solar Alliance’s First World Solar Technology Summit held in India ventured into a key area- Decarbonising of Grids. An issue at the heart of the key challenge facing renewable energy, particularly, solar power. Grid Stability and adaptability. A key takeaway was that global regulators […]

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Recycling, The Coming Challenge For Solar Panels

With Global Solar Capacity crossing 600 GW this year, the industry can no longer afford to ignore the issue of recycling faulty or retiring solar panels. The 600 GW milestone for solar might have passed by unannounced this year, but it is a huge milestone, and 2020 might still end with close to 650 GW […]

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OLADE, IRENA put RE at Heart of Economic Recovery in LAC

IRENA and OLADE will boost ties to put the renewables-driven energy transformation at the heart of LAC economic recovery following the COVID-19 outbreak. The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the Latin American Energy Organization (OLADE) will boost ties to put the renewables-driven energy transformation at the heart of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) […]

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ADGM Inks Partnership With IRENA to Promote Sustainable Finance

ADGM and IRENA have signed an MoU to signify their joint commitment to progressing sustainable finance across the UAE and the wider region. Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the award-winning international financial centre, and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), the lead intergovernmental agency for the energy transformation, have signed a Memorandum of understanding (MoU) […]

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Targeted Public Spending, Policy Action will Bring Immediate Jobs, Boost GDP: Report

Governments can align immediate economic stimulus needs with medium to long-term decarbonisation and sustainable development objectives by targeting policy measures and public spending towards the energy transformation said the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) in its newly published report. The intergovernmental agency, IRENA, in its report “Post-COVID recovery: An agenda for resilience, development and equality” outlines […]

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IRENA Report on Renewable Power Generation Costs in 2019

Renewables are increasingly cheaper than any new electricity capacity based on fossil fuels, a new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) finds. The report, ‘Renewable Power Generation Costs in 2019’, shows that more than half of the renewable capacity added in 2019 achieved lower power costs than the cheapest new coal plants. The report […]

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