The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) was founded in 2009 to promote widespread and increased adoption and sustainable use of all forms of renewable energy. IRENA facilitates access to all relevant renewable energy information, including technical data. Its statute entered into force on 8 July 2010.
On June 2009, at the Preparatory Commission meeting Abu Dhabi was elected as interim headquarters of the Agency. The current Director-General of IRENA is Adnan Amin, a Pakistani who was born and raised in Kenya.
As of 2012, renewable energy contributes almost half of new electricity capacity installed and costs are continuing to fall.
... But IRENA is the only one dedicated to the promotion of 100% renewable energy worldwide ... up the transformation of the global energy sector ... UNDP, UNEP, and WTO in the areas of education and training, financing, access to energy, potential studies and trade ...
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