Abu Dhabi, UAE: 8 May 2018 — The renewable energy industry created more than 500,000 new jobs globally in 2017, a 5.3 per cent increase from 2016, according to the latest figures released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). According to the fifth edition of Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review, Dr. Rabia FerroukhiIRENAPVRenewableswind Read More
Increasing the speed of global renewable energy adoption by at least a factor of six – critical to meeting energy-related emission reduction needs of the Paris Climate Agreement – can limit global temperature rise to two degrees, according to the latest edition of the International Renewable Energy Agency’s (IRENA) long-term 2050CO2EmissionsEnergyIRENARenewables Read More
New country-level resource data gathering and classification effort to streamline geothermal investments and facilitate more projects around the world
Countries can expect a more robust and reliable set of procedures when screening a potential site for setting up geothermal energy projects, thanks to new geothermal resource data gathering and classification efforts geothermalIGAIRENAUNFCworld bank Read More
Promoting sustainable development and combating climate change have become integral aspects of energy planning, analysis and policy making. Because energy accounts for two-thirds of total greenhouse gas emissions and 80% of CO2, any effort to reduce emissions and mitigate climate change must include the energy sector.
For these reasons, it is #fossilfree#keepitinthegroundClean EnergyFossil Fuel SubsidiesG7G7 SummitIEAIRENATrudeau Read More
Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) are a cornerstone of the Paris Agreement on climate change. They set out the actions that countries plan to undertake to achieve the agreement’s objectives, focused on limiting the rise in average global temperatures to well below 2°C, ideally to 1.5 °C.
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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 (IRENA). The report also highlights that solar PV costs Grid ParityIRENARenewablessolarwind Read More
Boosted by a strong solar PV market, renewables accounted for almost two-thirds of net new power capacity around the world in 2016, with almost 165 gigawatts (GW) coming online. This was another record year, largely as a result of booming solar PV deployment in China and around the world, driven IEAIRENARenewablessolarwind Read More
The Paris Agreement has called for reducing carbon emissions worldwide. But to sufficiently limit the rise in global temperatures, energy use would have to be completely decarbonised in less than 50 years, even amid the expected tripling of the world’s economy by 2060. This means renewable energy – already growing climate-safeIRENAparis agreementRenewables Read More
Renewable energy has entered a virtuous cycle of falling costs, increasing deployment and accelerated technological progress. Solar PV module prices have fallen by around 80% since the end of 2009, while wind turbine prices have fallen by 30–40%. The public debate around renewable energy, however, continues to suffer from an #renewables4climateIRENAPVsolarwind Read More
UN Climate Change News, Sept 28 - Urgent investment into infrastructure more resilient to climate change is needed to allow Caribbean island nations to achieve their clean energy, sustainable development plans, a high-level meeting of representatives from Caribbean governments, development partners and regional organizations in Saint Lucia concluded.
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