Pairing up for climate action

The International Renewable Energy Agency and UNFCC are teaming up to promote the adoption of clean power as an impactful #climateaction. A Memorandum of Understanding signed between the pair will focus on ...

11M work in renewable energy

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has released figures showing clean power employed 11 million globally in 2018 - up from 10.3 million in 2017. In its Renewable Energy and Jobs - Annual Revi...

2030 energy targets not on track

UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) number 7 is to ensure affordable, reliable and sustainable energy for all by 2030. At the current rate of progress this target is not going to be met, according to new res...

Global green power capacity rises

New figures released today by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) reveal 171 gigawatts (GW) of clean power was added globally in 2018. IRENA’s Renewable Capacity Statistics 2019 shows all regi...

Innovation key to energy transition

A new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) highlights the innovative pathways accelerating the energy transition. Launched today, 'Innovation Landscape for a Renewable-Powered Future:...

Small islands shifting to renewables

(USA) The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) is stepping up its plans to help small island developing states (SIDS) shift to clean power. Leaders from both met at a side event held during the U...

Tune into Innovation Week

(GERMANY) Key stakeholders from more than 80 countries are attending the International Renewable Energy Agency's (IRENA) Innovation Week event in Bonn. Startups, corporates and policymakers are among thos...

If you’re in Venice…

Pop along to the Venice Biennale of Architecture and witness the ‘primal beauty of renewable energy’. The Primal Sonic Visions exhibition by renowned multimedia artist Bill Fontana, commissioned by the Inter...

Clean power + the UN Global Goals

(USA) Clean power is key to achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a political forum getting underway in New York today will hear. The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) is high...

Clean power growth continues

Figures released today by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) reveal a global clean power industry in rude health. The Renewable Capacity Statistics 2018 report, which draws on data from '200 c...