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MEXIREC 2017

MEXIREC 2017

The Government of Mexico has teamed up with REN21 – the Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century – to organise the next International Renewable Energy Conference (IREC) in Mexico from 11-13 September 2017, within the framework of the Strategic Dialogues on the Future of Energy (DEMEX).   Read more.

Authorship for Renewables 2018 Global Status Report

Authorship for Renewables 2018 Global Status Report

REN21 is looking for a consultant(s) to participate in the authorship of the GSR 2018.   Further information can be found through the following links:   Lead Authorship. Chapter Authorship.

Advancing the Global Renewable Energy Transition

Advancing the Global Renewable Energy Transition

REN21 tells the story of how the renewable energy trends observed in 2016 and puts them in perspective of the global energy transition.   STORY HIGHLIGHTS:   Newly installed renewable power capacity set new records in 2016, with 161 gigawatts (GW) added, increasing the global total by almost 9% relative to 2015. In parallel global energy related emissions from fossil fuels remained stable despite economic growth. There has been an upsurge in cities, states, countries and major corporations committing to 100% renewable energy targets because it makes economic and business sense, quite apart from climate, environment and public health benefits. Even in the transport sector, which arguably faces the greatest challenges in transitioning to a renewable energy future, major changes are under way.   Read the full article here.

Solar District Heating : a Global and European Overview

Solar District Heating : a Global and European Overview

The European project SDHp2m and REN21  joined forces to organise a webinar to offer a global and European overview on the situation of solar district heating (SDH).   The webinar featured the current and future development of this promising technology within the district heating sector.   Presenters included Hannah E. Murdock – REN21,  Laure Deschaintre – Solites and Professor Jan-Olof Dalenbäck – Chalmers University of Technology.  The event was moderated by Inés Arias Iglesias – Euroheat & Power.   You can watch the webinar here. The webinar was held 12 July, 2017, 15:00 -16:30

REN21 promotes renewable energy

REN21 is the global renewable energy policy network that connects a wide range of key actors. REN21’s goal is to facilitate knowledge exchange, policy development and joint action towards a rapid global transition to renewable energy. Its activities are managed by a lean Secretariat, based at UNEP in Paris, France.

REN21 facilitates the collection of comprehensive and timely information on renewable energy. This information reflects diverse viewpoints for both private and public sector actors, servicing to dispel myths about renewable energy and to catalyse policy change.

You are welcome to use any of REN21’s data, infographics etc., in your work.  All we ask is that you Include the following citation and send a copy of the final work to: secretariat@ren21.net
REN21, < year of publication > < Name of publication > Paris, REN21 Secretariat

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Renewables Interactive Map

The REN21 Renewables Interactive Map is a research tool for tracking the development of renewable energy worldwide. The Map offers a streamlined method for gathering and sharing information on economic development and policy frameworks in the field of renewable energies.

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