Clean Energy Policy News
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
IEA Executive Director Meets Australian Ministers and Energy Community to Review Global Energy markets »
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
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.
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.
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.
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.