30 June 2016 14:00 CEST | 12:00 UTC The two most comprehensive studies on the Solar Heating and Cooling Sector were published in early June 2016: REN21’s Renewables 2016 Global Status Report (GSR) and Solar Heat Worldwide from the IEA Solar Heating and Cooling programme (IEA SHC). This webinar will highlight the key data and findings of these two studies looking at new installations, prospering applications, market barriers, industry trends, costs of solar heat and jobs. The webinar is jointly organised by REN21 Secretariat and IEA SHC, the Technology Collaboration Programme of the International Energy Agency. The webinar will be moderated by Nigel Cotton, Programme Director at the European Copper Institute and initiator of solarthermalworld.org. Register here Speakers: Rana Adib– Research Coordinator , REN21 Secretariat Werner Weiss – Director , AEE INTEC Bärbel Epp – News Editor, Solarthermalworld.org
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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. An article about the UNECE Renewable Status Report was featured in the Revolve magazine on page 10.Read the article here.
Join us to find out what made 2016 another record year for renewables. Learn about how increased additions of solar PV and wind in the electricity sector have driven other energy sectors and how 2015 marks where, for the first time, investment by developing countries surpassed that of industrialised countries. 1.Domination of Renewables 2.Community Renewable Energy: Citizens involvement in the energy transition 3.Renewables Rising: The role of grid integration 4.Global View on Solar Heating and Cooling: Market, Industry and Policy 5.Off-Grid Renewables: Energy Access and Market Opportunity 6.The Global Status of Renewable Energy Domination of Renewables June 1, 2016 16:00 CEST / 10:00 EDT / 22:00 CST Learn about how increased additions of PV and wind in the electricity sector have driven other energy sectors. Discover how the energy and power markets are increasingly affected by renewable energy uptake. Hear how investment in developing countries surpassed that of industrialised countries for the first time. A special section will look at the evolution of renewables in the North American context. There will be plenty of time for questions. Speakers: Christine Lins – Executive Secretary, REN21 Gregory Wetstone – President & CEO, American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) Register here. The webinar recording is now available here. Community Renewable Energy: Citizens involvement in the energy transition June 16, 2016 9:00 CEST / 3:00 EDT / 15:00 CST This webinar will begin with an overview of REN21’s newly released Renewables 2016 Global...
The 3rd Arab Forum for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency” will be held on 1 -2 June 2016 at Intercontinental city stars. After successfully holding the forum in 2012 and 2014, The League of Arab States (LAS) in cooperation with the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA),the Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE), The EU-funded project Energy Efficiency in the Construction Sector in the Mediterranean (MED-ENEC), the Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy- Egypt, The German Development Cooperation (GIZ), Egyptera and the Arab Electricity Regulators are jointly organizing the 3rd Arab Forum for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency. The Forum is a high level Ministerial international/political/ technical forum held every two years under the patronage of H.E. the Secretary General of the League of Arab States. It accommodates high level governmental officials, Energy and Electricity Ministers, Heads of International and Regional Organizations, CEOs of top Business Firms and Companies in the Energy fields, and experts from the Arab region and the globe. The Arab Forum for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency addresses the current challenges towards future energy market transformation and transition in the Arab region, discussing the future role and impact of RE&EE development at economic, environmental and social levels. The Forum will also highlight the current most recognized positions and strategies towards the integration of RE&EE in the future Arab Energy mix. Please see attached the exhibition package. More details on the forum can be accessed here.
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