Celebrating 5 Years of Renewables

Today marks the 5th anniversary of IRENA’s formal creation as a fully-fledged intergovernmental organization. To commemorate this occasion, IRENA is celebrating renewable energy successes over the past five years, while pushing to accelerate the ongoing energy transition.


Tweet your #REthenandnow story

During the month of April, share your facts/figures/statistics/experiences of how renewable energy has grown over the past 5 years using the hashtag #REthenandnow. If you don’t have your own example, use one from IRENA’S 5th anniversary data dashboard.

Sample Tweets (and some infographics to share):

  • # of countries w/ renewables targets increased from 73 in 2010 to 164 in 2015 #REthenandnow
  • Global renewables investment increased from $239B in 2010 to $286B in 2015 #REthenandnow
  • Installed renewables capacity increased from 1.3TW in 2010 to 2TW in 2015 #REthenandnow
Screenshot from REsource, IRENA’s online renewable energy knowledge portal

Submit your renewable energy photos and win a trip to Abu Dhabi!

IRENA invites you to help celebrate its 5th anniversary by participating in a photography competition demonstrating the promise and power of renewable energy as the solution to a wide range of global, national and local challenges. These challenges include but are not limited to: climate change; energy security; energy poverty; health impacts from air, water and soil pollution; and community empowerment.

Competition entries should be thought-provoking, surprising, beautiful, dramatic, or entertaining – and hopefully all of the above!

Entries will be judged by a jury based on the following criteria:
+  Tells a compelling story about renewable energy solutions
+  Originality and artistic merit
+  Quality of the photo
+  Dramatic impact

The first place winner will receive an all-inclusive trip to Abu Dhabi at the time of the seventh session of the IRENA Assembly and the World Future Energy Summit (WFES) in January 2017. DEADLINE 4 September, 2016.


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