The Southern African Development Community (SADC) is one of the oldest regional economic communities on the African continent. However regional challenges persist particularly around energy access and energy security. In order to help meet the region’s energy needs and increase the deployment of renewable energy and energy efficiency in the region, REN21 has produced the SADC Interactive Map. This SADC Interactive Map and the accompanying SADC Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Status Report, provide a comprehensive overview of renewable energy and energy efficiency policy and market developments across the 15-country region. Using the Interactive Map, information can be selected by country, technology or policies and targets.
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REN21’s article in the latest UN Chronicle indicates that even in the presence of growing energy use, the global emissions from energy consumption has remained stable, due in large part to the increased presence of renewable energy. Behind this increased presence was a parallel increase in renewable energy targets and support policies as well as energy efficiency measures and targets. Addressing renewable energy and energy efficiency simultaneously generates positive synergistic effects. The article also highlights the importance of increasing sustained and determined efforts towards a global transition to renewable energy for both industrialized and developing nations. Click here to read the full article.
In celebration of International Women’s Day, the Clean Energy Council announced the recipient of the inaugural Developing Women Directors Scholarship to AllGrid Energy Marketing and Alliance Manager Deborah Oberon. The scholarship aims to improve the gender balance in leadership and board positions across the renewable energy sector. “The global theme for International Women’s Day today is ‘Pledge for Parity’, and this scholarship aims to achieve that by helping women take the next step in their career by completing the Australian Institute of Directors Foundations of Directorship course,” Clean Energy Council Chief Executive Kane Thornton mentioned. The Clean Energy Council thanked selection panel members Rachel Watson, Pacific Hydro General Manager, Group Services and Clean Energy Council board member, and Anna Skarbek, ClimateWorks CEO. More information on the Clean Energy Council’s Women in Renewables initiative can be found at cleanenergycouncil.org.au/women.
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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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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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