16 January 2013, 09:31 BST
During the first annual International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) assembly in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates announced it would host the headquarters for the international organization.
The UAE - where our friend and CleanTechnica Director Zachary Shahan is this week - was the interim IRENA headquarters.
New Member, New Milestone
China is now one of the 160 IRENA members, joining earlier this week. A major player in the renewable energy scene, China is looking to beef up its roughly 56,000 megawatts of wind power and 206,000 megawatts of hydro power capacity.
The addition of China to IRENA is a necessary step in reaching the "Remap 2030″ goal of doubling renewable energy generation by 2030. To meet the renewable energy goals set out by the UN Secretary-General's Sustainable Energy for All initiative, generation rates will have to exceed more than 150 gigawatts per year.
Achieving 150 gigawatts of renewable energy is feasible, in light of new that technology costs continue to plummet..
Source: Clean Technica