Clean Energy Policy News

8 May 2018
The renewable energy industry created more than 500,000 new jobs globally in 2017, a 5.3 per cent increase from 2016, according to the latest figures released by the International Renewable Energy Agency. According to the fifth edition of Renewable Energy and Jobs: Annual Review, the total number of people employed in the sector (including large hydropower) now stands at 10.3 million globally, surpassing the 10 million figure for the first time. Learn more.
5 April 2018
By the end of 2017, global renewable generation capacity had increased by 167 GW and reached 2,179 GW worldwide. This represents a yearly growth of around 8.3%, the average for seven years in a row, according to new data released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Learn more.
27 March 2018
Municipal policymakers need to navigate, analyse and prioritise a broad range of resources available on buildings efficiency online in order to tailor solutions to their specific local circumstances. We are assisting the Global Buildings Performance Network (GBPN) to develop a best-practices knowledge centre specifically for municipal policymakers that will provide a validated evidence base of building energy policies and actions that have demonstrated results for cities. And, GBPN would like your input into shaping the centre by completing a short survey on how they can better provide evidence to support municipal actions to reduce building energy demand. All responses will remain anonymous and results shared. Thank you for your supporting our partners at GBPN. Learn more.
16 March 2018
The report, titled Situation Analysis of Gender and Sustainable Energy in the East African Community 2018, will be unveiled at Sustainable Energy Forum for East Africa Kigali, Rwanda, March 19–21. Learn more.
9 March 2018
The International Energy Agency launched the IEA Energy Efficiency Indicators Online Training Courses in Mexico City yesterday. The courses, which will be the first professional online courses to be delivered by the IEA, will provide statisticians and policymakers with the tools to collect the information necessary to create energy efficiency indicators. Learn more.
8 March 2018
The number of electric vehicles (EVs) in the Nordic region is projected to reach four million by 2030, or more than 15 times the number currently in circulation, according to the International Energy Agency’s Nordic EV Outlook 2018, a swift rate of deployment that can offer valuable lessons for rapid EV adoption around the world. Learn more.
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.