Tag: IRENA

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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G20 Embraces Renewables at Energy Ministers Meeting 

G20 Embraces Renewables at Energy Ministers Meeting 

October 4, 2015 |

Ministers emphasize importance of renewable energy, adopt IRENA-led toolkit for renewable energy deployment In Turkey, energy ministers from the G20 countries and heads of international organizations affirmed their commitment to renewable energy at the first-ever G20 Energy Ministers Meeting in Istanbul today. The high-level participants endorsed an 11-point Communiqué, including the adoption of a renewable […]

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Renewables critical for island economies: IRENA Report

Renewables critical for island economies: IRENA Report

July 3, 2015 |

In Brussels, International Renewable Energy Agency released three reports today for Fiji, the Marshall Islands and Vanuatu, concluding that a combination of solar, wind, geothermal, marine, biomass and biofuel could meet domestic energy needs while decreasing electricity costs, increasing energy access, and boosting energy independence. Renewables Readiness Assessments offer a holistic evaluation of conditions for […]

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