Climate change
Decarbonisation ‘must accelerate to stay in line with Paris Agreement’

The International Renewable Energy Agency suggests three-quarters of global emission-cutting goals could be achieved through renewables and electrification

IEA and IRENA join forces for ‘secure and sustainable’ energy future

They intend to collaborate in areas including the exchange of statistics, policy analysis as well as joint training and events

Renewable energy
Renewables ‘now make up third of global power capacity’

A new report shows total renewable energy generation capacity reached 2,351GW by the end of last year

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 […]