The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has released its third review for Parliamentarians which compiles the latest, relevant information on renewable energy for legislators. Available in English, French and Spanish, the January 2017 issue discusses renewable energy sector jobs and decreasing costs of alternative power generation technologies.
IRENA is an intergovernmental organization that supports countries in their transition to a sustainable energy future. It is mandated as the global hub for renewable energy cooperation and information exchange by 145 Members. The REview comes as part of IRENA's parliamentary outreach strategy. Since last year, the Agency has been also organizing annual forums for legislators in its headquarters in Abu Dhabi on the eve of its Annual Assembly meeting. The next one will take place in tomorrow, on January 13th, in conjunction with its national assembly.
More on parliaments and renewable energy
The Renewable Energy How-To Guide for Parliamentarians explains in more detail how the institution's core functions can provide many different entry points for parliamentary intervention.
For more detailed guidelines and tips for parliamentary action on renewable energy, have a look at the UNDP’s Renewable Energy How-To Guide.