Minister of Energy and Energy Affairs, Senator the Honourable Kevin Ramnarine has officially received the Instrument of Accession allowing Trinidad and Tobago to be a member of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). This is an important step in T&T’s move towards renewable energy, allowing us to be a contributor to a global effort in the field of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency. Trinidad and Tobago joins the likes of 130 other IRENA members such as India, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, China, the United States of America and Germany.
The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) is mandated as the global hub for renewable energy cooperation and information exchange by 130 Members. IRENA supports countries in their transition to a sustainable energy future, and serves as the principal platform for international cooperation, a centre of excellence, and a repository of policy, technology, resource and financial knowledge on renewable energy.
According to the Minister of Energy and Energy Affairs Kevin Ramnarine, “Trinidad and Tobago’s membership falls in line with the continued rollout of Renewable Energy activities such as the award-winning National Energy Communication Campaign, Commissioning of Solar Lighting in Community Centres and the Installation of Solar Lighting in Schools, National Energy Schools Caravan and Lightbulb Exchange Initiative as huge strides continue to be made in Sustainable Development and Energy Conservation by the Ministry of Energy and Energy Affairs.”