Clean Energy Policy News
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
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.
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.
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.
17 November 2017
The Clean Energy Ministerial's Global Lighting Challenge campaign has reached a new milestone this week, as Philips Lighting has delivered one billion LED lamps and luminaires. Learn more.
16 November 2017
ADFD, IRENA Open New Round of Funding for Renewable Energy Projects in Developing Countries, Invite Applications »
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.