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Read our 2017 Annual Report

Read our 2017 Annual Report

REN21’s 2017 Annual Report is available online.   The report summarises REN21’s activities throughout 2017, including our latest publications, activities, and presents the organisation’s 2016 accounts as well as its focus for 2018.   The Annual Report 2017 is available here.

Time of Transition: Joint report to drive RE uptake

Time of Transition: Joint report to drive RE uptake

Policy frameworks need to take a systems approach with more fully integrated policies across sectors if we are serious about achieving the energy transition. To do this:   measures are needed to support the integration of variable renewable energy policies need to be more comprehensive than those devised for the energy sector alone These are two key conclusions from this latest report on Renewable Energy Policies in a Time of Transition   Renewables have experienced a remarkable evolution over the past decade now forming the cutting edge –with energy efficiency– of a global energy transition. The growth in the deployment of renewable energy technologies now outpaces that of any other energy source.   But progress has not been homogenous. Uneven uptake, barriers ranging from technology and financial risks, and integration challenges in markets with high shares of renewables persist.   This new joint publication of REN21, the IEA and IRENA outlines the options available to policy makers to support the development of renewables.  An updated policy classification and terminology provides a global reference for policy instruments.  The final chapter, “The Way Forward” proposes a holistic approach for policy making. Download the publication here.

Call for Proposals GSR 2019/2020

Call for Proposals GSR 2019/2020

The Renewables Global Status Report (GSR) is REN21’s flagship report, released annually and providing a comprehensive and timely overview of renewable energy market, industry, investment and policy developments worldwide. It is the most-referenced document on renewables today. (For the latest edition of the GSR, see www.ren21.net/gsr.)   The tendering process for GSR chapter authors and editor consultants for both the GSR 2019 and GSR 2020 editions is now open.  All interested parties are invited to submit proposals.To see a detailed description for each tender, click on the associated link below.        Editor for the Renewables Global Status Report:   Editor | Details    Renewables Global Status Report Chapter/Section Authorship:   Policy Landscape | Details Investment Flows | Details Distributed Renewables for Energy Access | Details Global Overview | Details Enabling Technologies and Energy Systems Integration | Details   Energy Efficiency | Details Bioenergy | Details Geothermal Power and Heat | Details Hydropower | Details Ocean Energy | Details Solar Photovoltaics (PV) | Details Concentrating Solar Thermal Power (CSP) | Details Solar Thermal Heating and Cooling | Details Wind Power | Details The deadline for submissions is 31 August 2018, 23:00 (CEST)

GSR2018 Highlights Now in Chinese

GSR2018 Highlights Now in Chinese

Thanks REN21 member the Chinese Renewable Energy Industries Association (CREIA), the GSR2018 Highlights are now available in Chinese.  Now more people than ever will be able to keep updated on the status of renewables. The highlights can be downloaded free-of-charge here.   Please spread the word!

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
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