Renewables will be the fastest-growing source of electricity but growth still concentrated in wind and solar PV, and government support remains critical More »»
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.
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 »»
More than 150 experts from around the globe share ideas with the IEA More »»
Renewable energy, together with energy efficiency, is essential to delivering the low-carbon energy future that the international community agreed upon at the United Nations’ 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) at the end of 2015. Renewable energy deployment is driven by supportive policies that aim not just at decarbonisation, but also – and sometimes even more importantly – at improving energy security and reducing harmful local air pollution.
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