Clean energy stimulus could help meet net zero emissions goals of Paris Agreement and generate more than $A159 trillion in benefits to global GDP above business-as-usual.
Solar and wind projects are now the cheapest source of electricity in most countries as IRENA sees renewables undercutting existing coal plants on cost.
As Australian swelters through another record-breaking heatwave, a cautionary tale unfolds in the state of California, where major utility PG&E faces bankruptcy, as the poster child for climate-change dangers.
Storage capacity could triple by 2030 if current renewable energy capacity doubles, with battery prices potentially driven down by 66% from current levels.
Solar’s increasing affordability is making it a popular energy source in many parts of Africa, finds IRENA.
A new IRENA report states that solar PV capacity could grow 10-fold over the next fourteen years, driven by cost reductions.
IRENA report predicts average costs of solar and wind could plunge by up to 60% by 2025, molten salt storage by up to half.
Memo Malcolm Turnbull: IRENA report says renewables jobs grew 5% in 2015 to 8.1 million, while rest of the energy sector contracted. Solar PV jobs alone grew by 11%.
The International Renewable Energy Agency is proving a valuable resource. Tasmania could have taken some of the “Islands: lighthouses for renewable energy” information on board and avoided some of its recent issues.
IRENA announces funding for renewable projects that either replace existing diesel generators, or provide clean electricity to off grid communities that previously had none.