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News from the REN21 Network

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 and Spanish.   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.  

NEW! REN21 June 2016 Newsletter released!

NEW! REN21 June 2016 Newsletter released!

The June 2016 edition of the REN21 newsletter has just been released. Sign up and join thousands of decision makers in the renewables and sustainability sphere who are following the activities of our extensive network.   This June edition includes contributions by: REN21 Secretariat , WWEA, 100% Renewables, ISES, IGA , WHA, GWEC, WBA, ARE, WWF , REEEP , EACREEE ,  21stcenturypower,1 Gigaton Coalition and HELIO International.   If you do not currently receive our newsletter, subscribe to the REN21 Newsletter today!

Stay tuned for REN21’s webinar on Heating and Cooling

Stay tuned for REN21’s webinar on Heating and Cooling

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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