Clean Energy Policy News

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.
5 December 2017
The World Bank and the Technical University of Denmark recently launched a new Global Wind Atlas, a free web-based tool to help policymakers and investors identify promising areas for wind power generation, virtually anywhere in the world. Learn more.
16 November 2017
The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) in collaboration with the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) is now welcoming applications for a fourth round of funding to support renewable energy projects in developing countries. The funding round of approximately USD 50 million is part of a USD 350 million (AED 1.285 billion) commitment by ADFD to provide concessional loans to projects endorsed by IRENA over seven funding cycles. Learn more.
8 November 2017
The governments of Sweden, Italy, Canada, as well as the International Energy Agency, are seeking to promote greater participation for women in the clean energy field, an initiative that is receiving a wide backing from other governments and industry. Learn more.
19 October 2017
New from the International Energy Agency finds that the most cost-effective strategy for providing universal access to electricity and clean-cooking facilities in developing countries is compatible with meeting global climate goals, and prevents millions of premature deaths each year. Learn more.
16 October 2017
The International Energy Agency kicked-off the IEA for EU4Energy Energy Efficiency Training Week in Tbilisi today bringing 150 participants from 11 countries across Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia. The five-day programme consists of five parallel courses on energy efficiency across demand sectors: buildings; industry; lighting, appliances and equipment; transport; and energy efficiency statistics. Learn more.
13 October 2017
US-India Clean Energy Finance (USICEF) has selected the first class of project developers in Indian distributed solar power to receive grant support for project preparation activities. Learn more.
4 October 2017
New solar PV capacity grew by 50% last year, with China accounting for almost half of the global expansion, according to the International Energy Agency’s latest renewables market analysis and forecast. Learn more.
4 October 2017
Tanzania is a regional leader in mini-grid development and a new report from Tanzania Traditional Energy Development Organization and World Resources Institute finds that rapid expansion of mini-grids in Tanzania has been possible because of bold and adaptive energy policies. Learn more.
29 September 2017
Governments of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), have established a strategic partnership to accelerate the region’s transition to low-carbon, sustainable energy and build its climate resilience. Learn more.