Renewables could provide 53% of Egypt’s power needs by 2030

The nation would, however, need to increase its investments to £4.9bn a year

Global businesses increasingly sourcing renewable energy

Private sector companies bought 465TWh of green energy last year – an amount close to the overall power demand of France

Global renewable energy industry supports 10.3m jobs

The solar sector remains the largest employer of all renewable technologies, accounting for nearly 3.4 million jobs

Low carbon Winter Olympics snow joke for China

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) will provide the city of Zhangjiakou with a renewable energy roadmap to support its green ambition

Renewable energy will be cheaper than fossil fuels by 2020

  Renewable energy will be cheaper than fossil fuels by 2020. That’s according to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), which suggests this will be driven by rising investments in clean power projects, which will in turn cut the cost of energy for consumers. Although some forms of green generation can already compete with fuels […]

Thai’d into fossil fuels? Not for long…

Thailand’s energy mix could be 37% renewable by 2036. That’s according to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the Ministry of Energy of Thailand, which say this could reduce the country’s annual power and heating bill by $1.2 billion (£900m) a year. The group suggests it would also help reduce the volume of fossil fuel […]

Battery storage costs predicted to plummet

  The cost of battery storage could fall by up to 66 % by 2030, according to a new report published today by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). They predict the falling price will trigger a 17-fold growth of installed battery storage, opening up a number of new commercial and economic opportunities. The report […]

Southeast Asia to maximise clean power potential

Southeast Asian nations have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with a renewable energy organisation to accelerate the region’s transition to a low carbon energy system. The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), which includes Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam, hopes the collaboration with the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) will result in the region’s renewable energy […]

‘Russia could quadruple green energy by 2030’

Russia could nearly quadruple the share of renewables in its energy mix by the end of the next decade. That’s according to a new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), which says the country’s proportion of green power could rise from 3% in 2014 to more than 11% in 2030 if it properly […]

‘Energy related CO2 emissions can be gone by 2060’

Energy related Carbon Dioxide emissions can be completely phased out by 2060. That’s according to a new report from the International Renewable Energy Association (IRENA), which says it expects to see green growth result in significant economic gains by 2050, by which time 70% greenhouse gas reductions could be achieved. The report suggests although additional investment of $29 trillion […]