UN and IRENA join forces to accelerate renewable energy uptake

They intend to step up the exchange of knowledge on the energy transition to help tackle climate change

Cuba on a greener path with new 10MW solar power plant

The project supports the government’s target to increase the share of renewables to 24% by 2030

Solar and wind power
Renewable power ‘already cheapest kind of electricity in many countries’

A new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency suggests cost reductions, particularly for solar and wind power, are set to continue into the next decade

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