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IRENA sees more jobs generated from energy transition than lost

The Renewable Energy and Jobs Annual review 2021, predicts the energy transition will see 25 million new green jobs created by 2030, surpassing the seven million lost due to the pandemic.
IRENA and ILO agree to work towards inclusive energy transition

Organisations step up efforts to work for a just and inclusive energy transition

IRENA and the International Labour Organisation have agreed to promote employment for women and men in an inclusive energy transition.
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Hydrogen to float shipping industry into clean energy future

Rapidly replacing fossil fuel with renewable fuels based on green hydrogen and advanced biofuels could enable an up to 80% CO2 emission cut by 2050, says IRENA.
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Solving the green hydrogen chicken and egg problem

Production costs of green hydrogen inhibit demand, making investments in wide-scale production that could compress costs too risky.
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Offshore wind market is growing exponentially, expects even more

New installed capacity of offshore wind reached 6.1GW in 2020, 14 times higher than 10 years ago says the Global Wind Energy Council in its latest report.

Modelling Africa’s Continental Power Systems Master Plan

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) will partner the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) as modelling partner for the development of the African Continental Power Systems Master Plan (CMP).
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Universal access in Botswana is possible says IRENA report

An IRENA assessment finds that short-to-medium term actions in the areas of policy, regulation, risk and investment can create a more conducive environment for renewables development in Botswana.

Wind sector CEOs urge G20 leaders to prioritise renewable energy

CEOs of companies within the wind energy sector, including the South African Wind Energy Association CEO, have written an open letter to G20 member countries urging them to prioritise renewable energy in the face of the global climate crisis.
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Change in capital, policy and job energy narrative needed to reach net zero

Forward-looking policies can accelerate the transition, mitigate uncertainties, and ensure maximum benefits of the energy transition according to IRENA’s World Energy Transitions Outlook.

New renewable projects cheaper to build and run than coal plants

Renewable energy projects that cost less than the most competitive fossil fuel options doubled in 2020, says a new IRENA report. 162GW, or 62% of total renweable power generation added during 2020 cost less than the cheapest new fossil fuel projects.