IRENA members endorse launch of global energy transition forum

The Global High-Level Forum on Energy Transition will use IRENA’s knowledge and convening powers to accelerate energy transition action from countries, industry, businesses, investors and academia

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IRENA and Ocean Energy Europe team up to accelerate tech commercialisation

They intend to promote the right policy incentives and innovative business models in Europe and globally to help boost ocean energy technologies

IRENA and GWEC team up to boost renewables uptake globally

Around a third of all new renewable capacity added in 2019 was from wind power and data from IRENA suggests wind power, together with solar, will dominate future capacity growth

Renewable investment ‘needs to triple annually to $800bn to reach 2050 climate goals’

Almost $1.8 trillion was invested in renewable energy technologies between 2013 and 2018, IRENA’s new report suggests

Renewable energy jobs continue to boom, reaching 11.5m in 2019

The solar photovoltaics sector now accounts for around 3.8 million jobs, according to a new report

IRENA calls for targeted public spending and policy action to maximise post-Covid recovery

According to the energy agency, an annual energy spending of $4.5 trillion could boost world’s economy by 1.3% and create up to 19 million jobs by 2030

Renewables ‘beat even cheapest coal competitors on cost’

The average cost of building new solar photovoltaic power is more than a fifth cheaper than the cheapest fossil-fuel competitor, according to a new report

IRENA and UN Commission to step up Asia-Pacific’s efforts to combat Covid-19 crisis

The organisations recommend enhancing green investments in the region in a bid to strengthen health systems and support pandemic-hit economies

Indigenous energy production expected to rise in Africa

A new report suggests the African continent could satisfy a quarter of all its energy need from renewable power within a decade

Renewables ‘could stimulate economic growth while benefitting the environment’

IRENA states that a ‘green’ energy system could provide GDP gains of more than £79.5 trillion by 2050, while creating millions of jobs

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