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Peer Review of Renewables 2017 Global Status Report

Peer Review of Renewables 2017 Global Status Report

The first round of peer review of GSR 2017 has  started and we need your expert input. This year we have a brand new, user-friendly review platform called “Annotate” so now providing comments is easier than ever.   Reviewers can choose to focus on the section most closely aligned with your specific knowledge and expertise. Texts to review include:   Distributed Renewable Energy for Energy Access Enabling Technologies & System Integration (Electric Mobility, Storage, and Heat Pumps) Policy Landscape Energy Efficiency Feature: Dispelling the Baseload Power Myths The Energy Access–Energy Efficiency Nexus A Distributed Renewable Energy (DRE) Reference Table can also be reviewed. Here we invite you to include DRE market data for 2015 and 2016 (number of systems, installed capacities, customers served, etc.) for developing countries.   To access the review draft click here:  http://ren21plus.ren21.net/.  Deadline for comments is 21 January, 2017 23:00 Paris time.   A second review round for all remaining chapters and sidebars in the GSR 2017 will be available for comment in March/April 2017. Please note that those text that are currently being reviewed (see list above)  WILL NOT be available for comment in the second round so use this opportunity now to provide your input!   Should you have any questions or require any assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us at gsr@ren21.net.   As always, thank you for your valuable contributions, which will be acknowledged in the final report.

Read REN21’s latest Newsletter

Read REN21’s latest Newsletter

REN21’s December newsletter is now available for reading. It contains news from the secretariat, its members as  well as upcoming events. Of interest is the hosting of the 2017 IREC by Mexico and the released of REN21’s Annual Report 2016.   This month’s newsletter network news is from GIZ, Global Leap, RCREEE, GWEC, ALER, Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, WBA, ISGAN, WWEC, IGA, UNDP, ECOWAS, and IIASA.   The newsletter can be read here .  Or you can subscribe now to have the next newsletter sent to you directly via email.

REN21 Annual Report 2016

REN21 Annual Report 2016

REN21’s 2016 Annual Report is now available online. The report summarizes REN21’s activities throughout 2016, including our latest publications, activities, and 2015 accounts.  The report also outlines what REN21 will do in 2017, including the co-hosting of MEXIREC in Mexico City, 11-13 September, 2017.  Mark your calendars!   REN21 Annual Report 2016 is available here.

IREC 2017 to be held in Mexico

IREC 2017 to be held in Mexico

The Government of Mexico has teamed up with REN21 – the Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century – to organise the next International Renewable Energy Conference (IREC) in Mexico from 11-13 September 2017, within the framework of the Strategic Dialogues on the Future of Energy.   Dedicated exclusively to the renewable energy sector, IREC is a high-level political conference series hosted by a national government every two years and convened by REN21. Each IREC acts as a common platform for government, private sector and civil society leaders to jointly address the goal of advancing renewable energy and has provided the impetuses for several momentous initiatives over the past decade. IREC 2017 in Mexico will continue to build upon the successes and outcomes of the previous conferences held in South Africa (2015), Abu Dhabi (2013), Delhi (2010), Washington D.C (2008), Beijing (2005) and Bonn (2004).   Click here to read the full press release.   For more information about the IREC process and previous conferences, click here.

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