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Azerbaijan Keeps Implementing Green Energy Transition Successfully: IRENA Chief

Azerbaijan is successfully implementing the process of transition to green energy, Director General of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) Francesco La Camera said on Wednesday.

Speaking at the Baku Energy Forum, the IRENA director general stressed that the projects initiated by Azerbaijan are a big step towards ensuring green energy transition.

Noting that Azerbaijan has committed itself to hosting the 29th session of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change – COP29, La Camera expressed confidence that the country will skillfully cope with this task.

He emphasized that President Ilham Aliyev very correctly assessed the geographical capabilities of Azerbaijan.

“The fact that the president is directing oil revenues to the production of alternative energy is very progressive. This is a response to global challenges.

“The commissioning of solar, wind, and hydroelectric power plants will reduce the volume of carbon dioxide emissions into the atmosphere.

“Azerbaijan plans to export 4 gigawatts of electricity from renewable sources, which is important. Azerbaijan is successfully implementing the process of transition to green energy,” he added.


Dare Akogun

Dare Akogun is a dynamic media innovator, strategic communication professional, and seasoned climate and environmental sustainability journalist with over 10 years of influential contributions to the media industry.

He Currently serving as the Head of Digital Media, Senior News Editor, and a presenter at Sobi FM 101.9, a leading radio station in Ilorin, Nigeria.

Dare is on a mission to leverage his media innovation expertise and project management skills to produce high-quality, accurate, and engaging content, while advocating for reduced fossil fuel consumption, especially coal, to combat effect of global warming.

He has covered comprehensively environmental issues and COP conferences, including COP28 in Dubai last year , COP 27 in Egypt, and the United Nations Least Developed Countries conference in Doha, in 2023.

He is a recipient of fellowship to be part of a 15 team of journalists selected worldwide to cover the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue 2024.

He has a Master's Degree in Mass Communication, from the University of Lagos, a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism from the Lagos State University and also a
Certification in Business Administration and Management, from the Babson College, Massachusetts, United States of America.

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