Release of the Renewables 2013 Global Status Report
12 June 2013
The Renewables 2013 Global Status Report provides unparalleled information on renewable energy markets, industries and policy frameworks. The report showcases an impressive increase in global capacity across all renewable energy sectors, with supporting policies spreading simultaneously; Of the 138 countries with renewables targets or policies in place, two-thirds are in the developing world. Investment in renewable energy significantly increased in developing countries in 2012 while globally it decreased due to reduced technology costs and policy instability in some industrialised countries. In 2012, an estimated 5.7 million people worldwide worked directly or indirectly in the renewable energy sector.
The 180 page report covers recent developments, current status and key trends. Over 500 contributors participated in this year’s process, making the GSR 2013 a truly international and collaborative effort.
The report was launched June 12th, 2013 in conjunction with the Frankfurt School –UNEP/BNEF’s Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2013 | more information
Release of the MENA Renewables Status Report
04 June 2013
The MENA Renewables Status Report provides unparalleled insights into the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, an emerging renewable energy champion. The report reveals massive growth in the MENA renewable energy markets: regional investment topped US2.9 billion in 2012, up 40% from 2011 and 650% from 2004. There are currently over 100 projects under development with an anticipated 450% increase of non-hydro renewable energy generating capacity over the next few years. The report also provides an overview of the region’s renewable energy markets, industry, policy and investment trends, drawing on the most recent data provided by over 50 regional contributors and researchers.
The MENA Renewables Status Report was released May 31st, 2013 conjointly by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), REN21, and the United Arab Emirates as an outcome of ADIREC 2013.
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REN21 Policy Briefing hosted by UNIDO (Energy and Climate Change Branch)
28 May 2013
The Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN21) is holding a policy briefing on the status and future of renewable energy around the world in Vienna on 3 June 2013 at the Vienna International Centre.
The event is hosted by UNIDO (Energy and Climate Change Branch) and features insights from two newly released REN21 publications (Renewables 2013 Global Status Report and Renewables Global Futures Report)
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Renewable Energy Policy Briefing on Capitol Hill
4 April 2013
U.S. Representative Rush Holt (D-NJ), the Worldwatch Institute, and the Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN21) invite you to attend a policy briefing on the status and future of renewable energy in the United States and around the world on Thursday, 25 April, 10:30 in Washington D.C.. The event features insights from leading renewable energy experts as well as from two newly released REN21 publications. Space is limited. Please RSVP to confirm your attendance. | more information
Renewable Energy Policy and Market Development Worldwide / Joint Event in Vienna
4 March 2013
The event on 22 March 2013 is jointly organized by the Austrian Energy Agency, by REN21 and REEEP in order to strengthen the worldwide information process on renewable energy in a concerted and structured way. We will discuss the future developments of the global renewable energy market, specifically highlighting the situation in Central and Eastern Europe as well as the role of Open Data approach to strengthen sustainable energy for all. | more information
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