Clean Energy Policy News
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.
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.
13 January 2018
The cost of generating power from onshore wind has fallen by around a quarter since 2010, with solar photovoltaic (PV) electricity costs falling by 73 per cent in that time, according to new cost analysis from the International Renewable Energy Agency. Learn more.
16 December 2017
ALER with the support from the Africa-EU Renewable Energy Cooperation Programme recently presented the second edition of the Renewables in Mozambique National Status Report—the most comprehensive report on the status of renewable energy in Mozambique. Learn more.
15 December 2017
The final report for Mexico International Renewable Energy Conference (MEXIREC) is now available, in English and in Spanish. Learn more.
13 December 2017
Renewable energy mini-grids have great potential to contribute to the Indian government’s 24x7 Power for All agenda by rapidly expanding reliable electrification in thousands of suitable villages, according to a new REEEP publication, Scale and Sustainability: Toward a Public-Private Paradigm in Powering India. Learn more.
5 December 2017
A new report, Renewable Energy Outlook: Thailand, finds that decreasing imports of fossil fuels and increasing the share of renewables in the energy mix to 37 per cent would improve energy security and reduce the cost of Thailand's energy system by USD 1.2 billion annually by 2036. Learn more.