Tag: IRENA

IRENA renewable energy job report shows bioenergy jobs rose to 3.18 million in 2018

IRENA renewable energy job report shows bioenergy jobs rose to 3.18 million in 2018

July 8, 2019 |

In the UAE, IRENA’s latest annual renewable energy jobs reports shows widespread adoption of renewable energy technologies creates employment opportunities up and down the supply chain. Worldwide, the sector employed 11 million people at the end of 2018, according to this sixth edition of the Renewable Energy and Jobs series. Global bioenergy jobs in 2018 […]

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IRENA report shows cost of electricity from bioenergy down 14%

IRENA report shows cost of electricity from bioenergy down 14%

June 15, 2019 |

In the United Arab Emirates, a new International Renewable Energy Agency report said that the global weighted-average cost of electricity from concentrating solar power (CSP) declined by 26%, bioenergy by 14%, solar photovoltaics (PV) and onshore wind by 13%, hydropower by 12% and geothermal and offshore wind by 1%, respectively. The report, titled “Renewable Power […]

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New IRENA report shows major 2G biofuel potential for Southeast Asia

New IRENA report shows major 2G biofuel potential for Southeast Asia

July 24, 2017 |

In the UAE, a new report from IRENA says Southeast Asia has considerable resources to produce liquid biofuels sustainably, using biomass feedstocks that would not cause carbon-dioxide emissions or interfere with food supply. Fulfilling the region’s biofuel potential would depend on increased residue collection from food crops and forest products, intensified cultivation of farmland, and […]

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GRFA Calls on G20 Leaders to Increase Action on Climate Change in Light of New Report

GRFA Calls on G20 Leaders to Increase Action on Climate Change in Light of New Report

March 26, 2017 |

In Canada, Bliss Baker, the President of the Global Renewable Fuels Alliance, called on G20 leaders to build on the historic international cooperation achieved in 2016 with the ratification of the first binding climate agreement, the Paris Accord reached at COP21. “The global community must scale up the ambitiousness of policies to reduce emissions in the […]

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IRENA says growing biofuel production 10-fold needed to achieve GHG targets

IRENA says growing biofuel production 10-fold needed to achieve GHG targets

March 20, 2017 |

In Germany, global energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions can be reduced by 70% by 2050 and completely phased-out by 2060 with a net positive economic outlook, according to new findings by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Perspectives for the Energy Transition: Investment Needs for a Low-Carbon Energy Transition, launched on the occasion of the […]

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The Zero-Emission Planet: IRENA says “affordable, achieveable”.

The Zero-Emission Planet: IRENA says “affordable, achieveable”.

March 20, 2017 |

Eliminating Energy-Related Carbon Emissions Possible, New IRENA Study Finds Since the election of Donald Trump as US President, we’ve heard a great deal less about “reductions in greenhouse gas emissions” from friends of the advanced bioeconomy, but two new studies out this week may rally supporters with striking findings relating to the potential of biofuels to […]

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Perspectives for the energy transition: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to IRENA’s low-carbon energy outlook

Perspectives for the energy transition: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to IRENA’s low-carbon energy outlook

March 20, 2017 |

According to the International Renewable Energy Agency, the growth rate for renewables must double in order to meet global emission goals. The good news? Renewables are already cost competitive in many situations, with technology costs continuing to fall and the potential for economic applications continuing to grow. Governments must create the enabling policy framework to spur […]

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Advanced biofuels costs to drop to $0.60/l by 2045: new IRENA report

Advanced biofuels costs to drop to $0.60/l by 2045: new IRENA report

October 22, 2016 |

In the EU, IRENA released its latest report, Innovation Outlook: Advanced Liquid Biofuels, the second in the Innovation Outlook series which includes a renewable mini-grid report and an upcoming offshore wind power report, reveals a future global outlook for advanced liquid biofuel technology. It provides a detailed overview of the promising technological developments for commercialised advanced biofuel […]

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IRENA says 2015 biofuels jobs fell 6%

IRENA says 2015 biofuels jobs fell 6%

June 7, 2016 |

In the UAE, the International Renewable Energy Agency has released its annual renewable jobs report, showing that bioenergy remains a key employer within the space on a global level with liquid biofuels accounting for 1.7 million, biomass 822,000 and biogas 382,000 jobs. But biofuel employment declined by 6% due to mechanization in some countries such […]

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Spiking renewables to 36% share adds $1.3T to global GDP: IRENA report

Spiking renewables to 36% share adds $1.3T to global GDP: IRENA report

January 17, 2016 |

In the Emirates, a new International Renewable Energy Agency report finds that achieving a 36 per cent share of renewable energy in the global energy mix by 2030 would increase global gross domestic product by up to 1.1 per cent, roughly USD 1.3 trillion. The report, “Renewable Energy Benefits: Measuring the Economics,” provides the first […]

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