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research and development

Ed’s note: Seeing the power of research and development in action

Bridging the gap between research and development and the application of the knowledge gained is a key step to advancing the power sector.
renewable energy

Renewable energy capacity up in 2020 despite economic slowdown

Despite the global COVID-19 induced economic slowdown, more than 260GW of renewable energy capacity was added around the world in 2020, beating the previous record by almost 50%.

Renewable Capacity Statistics 2021

The Renewable Capacity Statistics 2021 report presents renewable power generation capacity statistics for the past decade (2011 to 2020) in trilingual tables. The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) produces comprehensive statistics on a range of...
Report: Gas and renewables will accelerate the energy transition

IRENA: Latest report tracks net zero energy system

Proven technologies for a net zero energy system already largely exist today, finds the preview of the World Energy Transitions Outlook by IRENA.
Kangnas Wind Farm kicks off operations

Wind: Best practices for gender diversity in talent recruitment

Studies from the International Renewable Energy Association (IRENA) show that wind energy capacity must quadruple over the next decade to keep global warming at least 2°C below pre-industrial levels and steer us towards a 1.5°C development pathway. This urgent mission will require enormous collective effort, commitment and talent.
green banks

IRENA partnership to drive renewables uptake in the food industry

IRENA will work with FAO to accelerate the deployment of renewable energy technologies in agri-food and sustainable bioenergy.

Pacific Islands commit to energy transition ahead of COP26

Pacific Island governments have reinforced their commitment to energy transition within updated NDCs ahead of COP26 in Glasgow in November.
Mantashe survey

IRENA: 7 key action areas to accelerate renewables uptake in Jordan

IRENA has identified a series of policy measures that can help advance the energy transition towards renewable energy in Jordan.
electric vehicle charging

Markets are betting on future effect of EVs on energy transition

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) calculates that $2 trillion in annual investment will be required to achieve the Paris Agreement goals in the next three years. Electromobility has a major role to play in...
DRC Hydropower partnership

Hydropower sector to strengthen through IRENA and IHA partnership

While hydropower will continue to play an essential role in global electricity, its flexibility and storage capabilities are also important to complement variable renewables.