New agency seeks to be global voice of renewables

International Renewable Energy Agency  is said to be the first worldwide agency solely dedicated to promoting renewable energy.


A new agency—the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)—to be launched January 26, 2009, in Bonn, Germany, aims to promote a swift transition towards the use of renewable energy worldwide, reports Science and Development Network ( ).
IRENA is said to be the first worldwide agency solely dedicated to promoting renewable energy, acting as the "voice of renewable energy," according to its Website ( ). The organization’s activities will focus on providing consultancy to governments of both developed and developing countries on renewable technology transfer, including technical options and cost. It will collect and evaluate new information on applied technology and best practices, process this information and foster its exchange and dissemination.
It plans to support projects in biomass, hydropower, wind, solar, and geothermal energy and biofuels.
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