Renewables and Improved Cooling Technologies Key to Reducing India's Water Use

Tuesday, January 16, 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.

New Global Commission to Examine Geopolitics of Energy Transformation

Sunday, January 14, 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.