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25 | P a g e 1 2 / 1 5 / 2 0 0 8 NEW AGENCY TO BE GLOBAL 'VOICE OF RENEWABLES' A new agency to be launched next month (26 January) in Bonn, Germany, aims to promote a swift transition towards the use of renewable energy worldwide. The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), which was initially driven by Denmark, Germany and Spain, will be the first worldwide agency solely dedicated to promoting renewable energy, acting as the "voice of renewable energy", according to its website. IRENA's activities will include providing consultancy to governments of both developed and developing countries on renewable technology transfer, including technical options and cost. It will collect and evaluate new information on applied technology and best practices, process this information and foster its exchange and dissemination. It plans to support projects in biomass, hydropower, wind, solar and geothermal energy and biofuels. Given the large-scale impact of climate change, particularly in developing countries, European countries
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