Clean Energy Policy News

5 March 2018
The Private Financing Advisory Network (PFAN) has launched a call for proposals for climate and clean energy projects and businesses in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. Selected projects will receive no-cost coaching by professional consultants and, once they are investment-ready, benefit from PFAN’s investment facilitation services. Entrepreneurs looking to initiate or scale-up clean energy or other climate change-related projects and seeking an investment of up to $50 million are invited to apply. Learn more.
21 February 2018
Southeast Asian countries are on course to meet their renewable energy target of a 23 per cent share of total primary energy supply by 2025, according to new analysis from the International Renewable Energy Agency. Learn more.
20 February 2018
The European Union (EU) can increase the share of renewable energy in its energy mix to 34 per cent by 2030—double the share in 2016—with a net positive economic impact, according to a new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency. Learn more.
15 February 2018
Fatih Birol, the International Energy Agency's Executive Director, recently met with the Australian Government to discuss energy security and the role of renewables, natural gas and clean-energy technologies, including carbon capture utilization and storage, in the transformation of Australia's energy system. Learn more.
14 February 2018
The Lab—a public-private initiative composed of experts in sustainable investment from governments, development finance institutions and the private sector—has picked a new class of investment vehicles to drive finance to low-carbon, climate-resilient global development. The nine new instruments tackle persistent investment barriers in clean energy, low-carbon transit and sustainable land use in developing countries, with a focus on Brazil and India. Learn more.
14 February 2018
Australia should rely on long-term policy and energy market responses to strengthen energy security, foster competition, and make the power sector more resilient, according to the International Energy Agency’s latest review of the country’s energy policies. Learn more.
26 January 2018
The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) have collaborated on a joint project facility to support replicable, scalable and transformative renewable energy projects in developing countries. The latest funding cycle offers approximately USD 50 million in concessional loans from ADFD. The deadline for applications is 15 February 2018. Learn more.
16 January 2018
A new policy brief by the International Renewable Energy Agency and the World Resources Institute finds that increasing the share of renewables, in particular solar photovoltaic and wind, in India’s power mix, and implementing changes in cooling technologies mandated for thermal power plants would lower carbon emissions intensity and substantially reduce water withdrawal and consumption intensity of power generation. Learn more.
14 January 2018
The International Renewable Energy Agency has launched the Global Commission on the Geopolitics of Energy Transformation, with the support of the governments of Germany, Norway and the United Arab Emirates. The commission will examine the immediate and longer-term geopolitical implications of global energy transformation driven by large scale-up of renewable energy in the context of global efforts to tackle climate change and advance sustainable development. Learn more.
13 January 2018
Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for development aid, and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) today announced that USD25 million in concessional loans from ADFD have been earmarked for two solar PV projects, one each in Mauritius and Rwanda. Learn more.