The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) will be joining eSE’s Powering Middle East Summit in Jordan in September. IRENA is a global hub for the progression of renewable technologies including bioenergy, geothermal, hydropower, solar power and wind energy. The price of renewable technology has decreased in recent years resulting in IRENA becoming a crucial platform for advocating renewable adoption and arguing a sensible business case for global economies.
Dr Mustapha Taoumi is MENA Program Officer for IRENA and will be a speaker at the summit. Dr Taoumi said “Renewable energy presents a powerful opportunity for the Middle East and North Africa region to achieve a globally important position in the renewable energy market – a market which is likely to become the cornerstone of the low-carbon green economy of the future. At Powering Middle East, IRENA will offer ideas on the business models most likely to attract investors and it will contribute to important discussions about policy and regulation, institutional frameworks, grid infrastructure, financial resources and capacity building.”
IRENA was founded in 2011 and is now a key platform for energy co-operation between 131 member states including the EU; an additional 36 countries are actively engaged with the organisation and seeking membership. As the population continues to swell and economies become stronger, the MENA region faces a number of critical infrastructure and investment decisions that will affect their energy production capabilities for generations to come. IRENA exists to support these countries through their transition to renewable led energy economies.
The MENA region is a strategically important location for the adoption of renewable technologies. The Jordan Powering Middle East Summit represents a key opportunity for the region to develop sustainable relationships as well as a learning opportunity for investors in the region as IRENA shares financial, technological and policy expertise. eSE looks forward to welcoming both Dr Taoumi and IRENA to the summit. Click here to find out more about IRENA.
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