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News from the REN21 Network

Vacancy: REN21 is looking for a new Data and Social Media Intern !

Vacancy: REN21 is looking for a new Data and Social Media Intern !

REN21 is looking for a dynamic individual who is interested in gaining experience in the renewable energy sector through an internship mainly on data and social media activities. This paid internship is six-months long and will start in late September/early October 2016 at REN21’s office in Paris.   Data Social/Media Internship 2016 To apply, send a CV and a cover letter outlining your suitability and interest in the position to secretariat@ren21.net.  The application process closes Wednesday, 7 Sept 2016 . Please mention “REN21 Data/Social Media Internship” in the e-mail header.  Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.   Good luck!

Stay tuned for a webinar on 100% Renewable Energy for Islands

Stay tuned for a webinar on 100% Renewable Energy for Islands

25 August 2016 14:00  AEST (Australian Eastern Standard Time)   The International Solar Energy Society (ISES) is hosting a webinar on 100% Renewable Energy for Islands.   A number of Island countries have ambitious targets of 100% renewable energy for their electricity generation. This webinar will showcase how this has been technically achieved on King Island and what is planned for Flinders Island (two Islands off Tasmania). We will then move to the Pacific Islands and discuss in detail Tokelau and Tuvalu followed by provide an overview of the renewable energy targets for a number of Pacific Islands and the projects being undertaken to help them meet these targets.   REGISTER HERE: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4374014860326346753   Speakers:   Peter Rae – Chair of International Renewable Energy Alliance   Simon Gamble – Manager Hybrid Off-Grid Solutions, Tasmania   Simon Franklin – IT Power Australia   Geoff Stapleton – ISES Board Member     The webinar duration is 1.5 hours. Registration for this webinar is open and free-of-charge for everyone.   REGISTER HERE: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4374014860326346753

UNECE Status Report now available in Russian!

UNECE Status Report now available in Russian!

Despite comprising over 300 million inhabitants and representing 4.9% of the world’s GDP, 17 UNECE countries in South and Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia had only 0.5% or USD 0.9 billion of global renewable energy investment in 2014. Attracting investment is a major challenge in these countries, despite numerous support schemes and policies for renewable energy.   UNECE Status Report provides a comprehensive overview of the status of renewable energy and energy efficiency markets, industry, policy and regulatory frameworks, and investment activities of Eastern Central Europe.   The report is now available in Russian. More information can be obtained here.   

GSR 2016 Products

GSR 2016 Products

2015 was an extraordinary year for renewable energy. Renewables are now cost competitive with fossil fuels in many markets and are established around the world as mainstream sources of energy. Cities, communities and companies are leading the rapidly expanding “100% renewable” movement. Distributed renewable energy is advancing rapidly to close the energy access gap. Read the report and check out REN21’s Renewables Interactive Map for country specific data.The Key Findings are available in English , French , Spanish and Chinese.   Read the full report on-line and access all the reference documents directly at the GSR Microsite. Participate to contribute to the next edition of the GSR.  

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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.

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