Search results for: IRENA

52 results

A list of search results

4 June 2018 R&D

The development and adoption of international standards in the offshore wind sector could reduce transaction costs, improve safety and reliability, as well as increase consumer and investor confidence, according to a new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).

9 June 2017 Business & Finance, Grid Connection, R&D, Technology

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC), the world’s largest utility, agreed to enhance their co-operation with a view to advancing the energy transition under global and regional initiatives, including the Paris Agreement and the Belt and Road initiative.

22 December 2016

International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) added a supplement on floating wind to its Innovation Outlook: Offshore Wind report. In the document, IRENA details on the technology itself, current status, developers of floating wind technology, barriers and ways to overcome them to tap into the future market. In the document, IRENA points out that participation from policy makers, investors, […]

31 October 2016 Authorities, Business & Finance, Environment, R&D, Technology

Offshore wind power has the potential to grow from 13 gigawatts (GW) in 2015, to 100GW in 2030, driven by technology advancements and further cost declines, according to new analysis from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). ‘Innovation Outlook: Offshore Wind’, launched at the World Wind Energy Conference in Tokyo, provides an overview of the […]

5 July 2016 Business & Finance

To meet global climate and sustainable development goals, investment in renewable energy must double by 2020 and more than triple by 2030, according to IRENA’s new report Unlocking Renewable Energy Investment: the role of risk mitigation and structured finance, which finds that reaching this level of investment is entirely possible. It will require policymakers and public […]

5 May 2016 Authorities, Environment, R&D, Technology

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has launched a new version of the Global Atlas for Renewable Energy, the online renewable energy mapping platform, which now allows users to download resource data for offline analysis, and to print and export map images. The enhancements include an online GIS interface, datasets for five renewable energy technologies that cover […]

17 March 2016 Business & Finance, R&D

IRENA has laid out concrete technology options and outlined solutions and action areas to accelerate renewable energy growth in its latest report on the energy transition in 40 economies, representing 80% of global energy use. REmap: Roadmap for A Renewable Energy Future, finds that doubling renewables in the global energy mix by 2030 is feasible and actually […]

18 January 2016 Business & Finance, Environment, R&D

Dramatically scaling up renewables in the global energy mix by 2030 would increase global gross domestic product (GDP), social welfare and employment worldwide, according to a new report released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Renewable Energy Benefits: Measuring the Economics, finds that achieving a 36 per cent share of renewable energy in the global energy mix […]

23 November 2015

Emission reductions from renewables, coupled with energy efficiency improvements, must be at the heart of any effort to limit global temperature rise to two degrees Celsius, according to a report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). REthinking Energy 2015 – Renewable Energy and Climate, finds that achieving a 36 per cent share of renewable […]

8 October 2015

A new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) aims to assist countries in their transition to renewable energy-based power systems. The Age of Renewable Power, released today on the sidelines of the Innovation for Cool Earth Forum in Tokyo, identifies 20 measures that can be taken to support the development of national roadmaps […]

6 July 2015 Technology

Policy makers and other energy sector players can now access the world’s largest collection of global renewable energy standards and patents, thanks to a new online platform launched today by IRENA. The International Standards and Patents in Renewable Energy platform, also known as INSPIRE, is the first and most complete solution of its kind, helping […]

23 June 2015 Technology

Smartphone users can now access the most reliable data on global renewable energy potential, for free, thanks to an application launched by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). The Global Atlas pocket, now available on all platforms including BlackBerry® 10, iOS, Android™ and Windows Phone®, is the only global tool of its kind, combining 1,000 […]

22 April 2015 Business & Finance

International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has launched a comprehensive platform to facilitate the effective development of renewable energy projects worldwide. The Project Navigator tool provides project developers with the knowledge, tools, case studies and best practices needed to support the successful completion of their projects. “This new tool makes it easier for project developers to […]

2 April 2015 Business & Finance

The global energy elite gathered last week in Berlin to discuss progress and chart new direction in the ongoing global transition to renewable energy. The two-day Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue – towards a global Energiewende brings together energy policy experts and representatives of politics, industry and civil society to shape new energy policy and drive future […]

19 January 2015 Technology

International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has launched REsource, a freely accessible online knowledge platform containing data and information on renewable energy, which enables users to easily find country-specific data, create customized charts and graphs, and compare countries on metrics like renewable energy use and deployment. It also provides information on renewable energy market statistics, potentials, policies, finance, costs, […]

19 January 2015 Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

The cost of generating power from renewable energy sources has reached parity or dropped below the cost of fossil fuels for many technologies in many parts of the world, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) revealed in a new report. The landmark report, Renewable Power Generation Costs in 2014, concludes that biomass, hydropower, geothermal and […]

13 January 2015 R&D

The United States can increase the use of renewable energy in its energy mix from 7.5 per cent in 2010 to 27 per cent by 2030, according to a new report released yesterday (January 12).  Renewable Energy Prospects: United States of America, prepared by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), also says the US can […]

5 November 2014 Business & Finance, Environment

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) gathered representatives from over 90 countries in Abu Dhabi to review and recommend actions to scale-up renewable energy around the world. The two-day meeting opened on the heels of the release of the latest report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which recommended the decarbonisation of the world’s […]

11 August 2014 Authorities, R&D, Technology

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has published a series of technology papers exploring the potential for power generation and other sustainable applications from ocean energy. The papers cover the main features and current status of four technology types: tidal energy; wave energy; ocean thermal energy conversion; and salinity gradient energy. Describing ocean thermal energy […]

26 June 2014 Business & Finance

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has recently welcomed three additional Permanent Representatives, bringing the number of Permanent Representatives accredited to the Agency to 18. “More and more countries recognize the growing importance of renewable energy and IRENA welcomes the new Permanent Representatives to the Agency,” said Adnan Z. Amin, Director-General of IRENA. “As an […]

6 June 2014 Business & Finance, Environment, R&D

The world faces an important energy choice, according to a new report launched by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) in New York. “REmap 2030” says that scaling-up renewable energy to 36% of the world’s total final energy consumption by 2030 is possible, affordable and will keep the world on a trajectory consistent with a CO2 level […]

22 May 2014 Authorities, Business & Finance

The Clean Energy Solutions Center, an initiative of the Clean Energy Ministerial, and the International Renewable Energy Agency have formalized a collaboration that will help accelerate the global deployment of renewable energy. The jointly-led Renewable Energy Policy Advice Network (REPAN) will leverage both organizations’ resources by coordinating a global network of experts and practitioners to […]

12 May 2014 Business & Finance

In 2013, approximately 6.5 million people were already employed in the renewable energy industry worldwide, a new study by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) reveals. ‘Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review 2014’ underlines the important role that renewables continue to play in employment creation and growth in the global economy. The comprehensive annual review shows […]

14 January 2013

The world’s first open-access Global Atlas of renewable energy resources went online yesterday, announced at the annual general assembly of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). The Global Atlas is the largest ever initiative to help countries assess their renewable energy potential, and companies bringing together data and maps from leading technical institutes and private […]

24 July 2012

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the Energy research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). By collaborating, both parties will strengthen their activities to more efficiency and higher quality, with the ultimate aim of enhancing sustainable development and renewable energy globally. The cooperation is, among other areas, focused on […]

11 July 2011 Authorities, Operations & Maintenance, R&D

  The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) opened its Africa High-level Consultative Forum, one of the year’s largest summits of African energy ministers and experts and the only to concentrate exclusively on renewable energy. Building on the endorsement of IRENA’s 148 member countries for an initial focus on renewable energy deployment in Africa, the Forum […]