Geothermal energy could help Central America prosper

Geothermal Energy - Landscape in South America

IRENA highlights the potential benefits of geothermal power in Central America Geothermal energy could be key to helping Central America become a low-carbon economy, according to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Central America is home to vast geothermal resources, much of which has gone untapped. This is beginning to change, however, and many Central American countries have now established themselves as leaders in geothermal installations. IRENA suggests that low-carbon economic development could be accelerated in these countries if governments embrace new policies. Countries could tap into geothermal energy for…

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Huge Geothermal Energy Initiative launched at COP21

New Global Geothermal Alliance aims to dramatically boost global installed geothermal power generation by 2030. Thirty-eight (38) countries and 20 development and industry partners have come together at the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris (COP21) to launch the Global Geothermal Alliance. This initiative, which is made possible by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), aims to reach a goal of 500% increase in worldwide installed capacity for geothermal energy generation and a 200% increase in geothermal heating by 2030, reported Renewable Energy Magazine. While geothermal could be an ideal…

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$550 billion yearly investment in renewable energy

New report shows that more money is needed in the clean energy space in order to mitigate climate change In order for climate change goals to be met, the world may have to heavily invest in renewable energy every year through 2030. The International Renewable Energy Agency has released a new report that highlights the financial challenges of fighting climate change. The report focuses on the money that would be needed to keep global temperatures from rising by an average of 2 degrees Celsius and shows that such a task…

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IRENA believes solar energy can mitigate climate disasters

IRENA releases new report highlighting climate change and renewable energy The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) is warning that there will be catastrophic consequences from climate change if the world does not hasten its adoption of solar energy and other forms of clean power. This is not a new warning from the organization, which has expressed concern over impending climate catastrophes somewhat regularly in the past. IRENA has released a new report that calls for the aggressive adoption of renewable energy by 2030. Climate change could have a major impact…

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Solar energy could be a boon for island nations and their tourism sectors

IRENA to hold conference highlighting the potential of solar power and its use in tourism The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) is planning to hold a conference in Cyprus this year. The conference will focus on the potential to use solar energy to promote island tourism. The idea is somewhat simple: Island countries are beginning to turn to solar energy to help reduce the energy burden of their tourism industries. Solar power is beginning to attract attention as a viable energy source for hotels, resorts, a numerous other establishments devoted…

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Organizations come together to affect renewable energy policy

Two organizations team to engage policy makers around the world The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has teamed with the Clean Energy Solutions Center in order to tackle issues concerning energy policy. The two organizations will work together to champion the adoption of renewable energy throughout the world, but will have a strong focus on affecting government policy concerning this endeavor. Politics has come to play a major role in matters of energy and old government policies are becoming a hindrance to the adoption of clean energy in much of…

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IRENA announces funding for renewable energy projects

Funding for new energy projects coming from IRENA and the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development have teamed to invest some $41 million in funding for six renewable energy projects that will take root in developing countries. Developed countries, like the U.S. and the United Kingdom, are considered very attractive markets when it comes to clean power. Smaller, less developed countries, however, are issuing more aggressive support for clean energy than their larger counterparts. This is creating an…

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IRENA undergoes changes and reaches new milestone

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IRENA welcomes new member state In 2009, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) was formed. IRENA is a multi-national organization that promotes the adoption of sustainable forms of energy. For the past three years, the organization has been headquartered in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Recently, IRENA has undergone several changes to its structure and has reached a major milestone. The organization has also welcomed a new member, which may end up adding a huge amount of momentum behind the alternative energy initiatives of IRENA. China joins IRENA in order…

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