Russia joins International Renewable Energy Agency

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has signed a government resolution approving Russia's entry into the International Renewable Energy Agency.

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has signed a government resolution approving Russia's entry into the International Renewable Energy Agency.

"Membership in the International Renewable Energy Agency will provide Russia with broad access to current practices in the use and introduction of renewable energy sources and the results of the latest research and make it possible to participate in developing international standards and have a voice in the development of renewable energy globally," according to a statement published on the government's website on Friday.

The Energy, Foreign Affairs and Finance ministries have received briefs on Russia's entry into the organization, it says.

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