Renewable energy is energy that is derived from natural processes (e.g. sunlight and wind) that are replenished at a higher rate than they are consumed. Solar, wind, geothermal, hydropower, bioenergy and ocean power are sources of renewable energy. The role of renewables continues to increase in the electricity, heating and cooling and transport sectors.

Measuring the value of next-generation wind and solar power

As next-generation wind and solar power grows in the energy mix, a focus on their falling generation costs alone stops short of what is needed More »»

How best to encourage renewable energy after COP21

More than 150 experts from around the globe share ideas with the IEA More »»

Renewables to lead world power market growth to 2020

As costs fall and emerging economies drive growth, IEA report sees major opportunities – but policy uncertainties remain. More »»

How solar energy could be the largest source of electricity by mid-century

To achieve that vision, IEA reports call for clear, credible consistent signals from policy makers More »»