Hillary Clinton, Secretary of State of the United States, praised the goals of the International Renewable Agency (International Renewable Agency, IRENA) to accelerate the rapid development and deployment of renewable energies worldwide.

In a statement delivered to the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology (Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, MI) in Abu Dhabi as part of an extensive visit to the Gulf Cooperation Council (Gulf Cooperation Council, GCC) Ms. Clinton said: “We look forward to the positive impact it will IRENA.

Secretary of State of the U.S. applauded the efforts of the agency, adding: “We want to improve energy security, reduce emissions of greenhouse gases, addressing energy poverty, support sustainable development and promote economic growth worldwide “.

“This is the first truly international organization having its headquarters in the Middle East and we have high hopes that it will provide a bridge between developed and developing countries regarding the production of sustainable energy. We want to be a truly global organization, “said Mrs. Clinton.

“We must develop sustainable energy sources to address the major challenges facing our planet. The old strategy for growth and prosperity is no longer effective. For many people in many places, the current situation is unsustainable, “he said.

The interim CEO of the IRENA, Mr. Adnan Amin, who attended the visit of Secretary of State to the Institute said: “The entry of the U.S. the IRENA sent a clear signal to the world of renewable energy, energy security and reducing carbon emissions have a high priority within the global agenda. ”

“It was also clear evidence of the importance to the U.S. has made to address the challenges of sustainable development and poverty reduction through ensuring that the deployment of renewable energy benefits equally to developed and developing nations. ” United States entered the IRENA the June 28, 2009.

Headquartered in Abu Dhabi, the International Renewable Energy Agency aims to become the global voice for renewable energy, while promoting a rapid transition to sustainable use. IRENA is advising its member states in defining their strategies in the fields of all renewable energy, bioenergy, geothermal, hydro, ocean, solar and wind energy. The Agency has 149 members. 50 countries have ratified its treaty.

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