These sources consist of legitimate science or are evidence-based through the use of credible scientific sourcing. Legitimate science follows the scientific method, is unbiased and does not use emotional words. These sources also respect the consensus of experts in the given scientific field and strive to publish peer-reviewed science. Some sources in this category may have a slight political bias, but adhere to scientific principles. See all Pro-Science sources.
- Overall, we rate IRENA to be pro-science and High for factual reporting.
Bias Rating: PRO-SCIENCE
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Country: United Arab Emirates (131/180 Press Freedom)
Media Type: Organization/Foundation
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 2009, The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) is an intergovernmental organization that supports countries in their transition to a sustainable energy future and serves as the principal platform for international co-operation, a repository of policy, technology, resource, and financial knowledge on renewable energy. IRENA is based in the United Arab Emirates.
Funded by / Ownership
IRENA is an intergovernmental agency. The website is not clear on how they are funded.
Analysis / Bias
In review, IRENA promotes the widespread adoption and sustainable use of all forms of renewable energy, including bio-energy, geothermal, hydropower, ocean, solar and wind energy, in the pursuit of sustainable development, energy access, energy security, and low-carbon economic growth and prosperity. IRENA’s publications are scientific and evidence-based.
Failed Fact Checks
- None to date
Overall, we rate IRENA to be pro-science and High for factual reporting. (D. Van Zandt 3/23/2017) Updated (3/21/2021)