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Save the Date for IREC 2019

Save the Date for IREC 2019

REN21 is pleased to announce that The Republic of Korea will be the host of the 2019 International Renewable Energy Conference (IREC).  Korea’s ambition to phase out nuclear and coal and to increase levels of renewable energy in its national energy mix were key determining factors in its selection.   The 2019 IREC is scheduled for 23-26 October, 2019 in Seoul so make sure to save the date now!  Updates on the development of the 2019 IREC will be communicated through this newsletter as they develop. For any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Be a Part of the Data Collection for the next Global Status Report

Be a Part of the Data Collection for the next Global Status Report

REN21 has a begun its data collection process for the Renewables 2018 Global Status Report. Be a part of the team that produces the industry standard on the status of renewables!   The 2018 report will include new chapters on enabling technologies and systems integration, and corporate renewable energy.  You can join this process by completing a short Expression of Interest  form. Data collection begins in October 2017.  See the EOI form for the complete timeline for data collection and peer review.   And, just in case you wondered how GSR data was used outside of the report, REN21 is pleased to announce the start of a Massive On-line Course (MOOC), “Off-grid Renewable Energy Systems”.  Developed by the Institute for Sustainable Energy, this course contains two modules about distributed renewable energy, which draws extensively on the distributed renewable energy content in the GSR2017.  The course begins 30 October,2017. For more information, click here.

Looking for a New Executive Secretary

Looking for a New Executive Secretary

Christine Lins, REN21’s Executive Secretary since July 2011, is stepping down from her current position.   REN21 is therefore seeking an outstanding, experienced individual to head its Secretariat. The post is based in Paris/France and involves a good deal of international travel.   Interested candidates are invited to consult the vacancy notice.   Application deadline is 17 November, 2017.

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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Making the connections

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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