Tag: IRENA

FAO and IRENA sign MOU to boost sustainability of food and ag through bioenergy and renewables

FAO and IRENA sign MOU to boost sustainability of food and ag through bioenergy and renewables

January 14, 2021 |

In Italy, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) have underscored their continued commitment to accelerate the deployment of renewable energy technologies in agri-food, fisheries and forestry chains and sustainable bioenergy through the signature of a collaboration agreement. Signed by FAO Director-General QU Dongyu and […]

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IRENA jobs report says more than 2.475 million people worked in liquid biofuels in 2018/19

IRENA jobs report says more than 2.475 million people worked in liquid biofuels in 2018/19

September 30, 2020 |

In the UAE, renewable energy continues to bring socio-economic benefits by creating numerous jobs worldwide, according to the latest figures released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). The seventh edition of Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review shows that jobs in the sector reached 11.5 million globally last year, led by solar PV […]

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IRENA statistics show bioenergy production grew 5% in 2019 to 6 GW

IRENA statistics show bioenergy production grew 5% in 2019 to 6 GW

April 16, 2020 |

In the UAE, the International Renewable Energy Agency has released its annual report on production capacity statistics between 2010 and 2019 which shows that of the total 2,537 GW of installed renewable power globally, only 124 GW was bioenergy. Hydropower has the largest share by far with 1,190 GW. In 2019, bioenergy production increased 5% […]

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IRENA report looks at what is holding advanced biofuels back

IRENA report looks at what is holding advanced biofuels back

November 24, 2019 |

In the United Arab Emirates, a new study from the International Renewable Energy Agency analyzes current barriers to investment in advanced biofuels and aims to capture the perspective of project developers aiming to nurture the market and scale up actual usage in competition with fossil fuels. Among the findings: Regulatory uncertainty stands out as the […]

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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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