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Just Released: Regional report on East African Community

Just Released: Regional report on East African Community

EAC Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Status Report The East African Community (EAC) is the second largest single regional market in Africa and economically one of the fastest growing regions in sub-Saharan Africa.  The report reveals that the off-grid market is firmly established in the region and that the mini/micro-grid sector is also attracting significant investment.   While growth trends in the renewable energy and energy efficiency markets are generally positive, the report highlights several challenges that remain to be addressed if the region governments are to ensure energy security and meet energy access needs.   More information is available here.

REN21 September Newsletter now available

REN21 September Newsletter now available

The September 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 September edition includes contributions by: IEA, ECREEE, World Future Council, Greenpeace, Global Wind Energy Council, WWEA, ISES, GOGLA, International Geothermal Association,  World Bioenergy Association, Stichting HPC 2017,  SLoCaT, IRENA, ARE, NAMA Facility, Chatham House (Low Carbon Finance Group)   If you do not currently receive our newsletter, subscribe to the REN21 Newsletter today!

Be a part of the GSR 2017 Team

Be a part of the GSR 2017 Team

  Work on the Renewables 2017 Global Status Report has begun.  If you would like to be a part of the GSR 2017 team, please click here http://bit.ly/29QrUtA  to complete the expression of interest; it only takes two minutes.   This year REN21 will use a new questionnaire platform for the GSR data collection process.  The platform has been streamlined to reduce the time and effort of contributing data and information. It will now also include sections on energy efficiency, enabling technologies, and integrative approaches.     Be a part of the 2017 team!  http://bit.ly/29QrUtA  

Stay tuned for a webinar on 100% Renewable Energy for Islands

Stay tuned for a webinar on 100% Renewable Energy for Islands

25 August 2016 14:00  AEST (Australian Eastern Standard Time)   The International Solar Energy Society (ISES) is hosting a webinar on 100% Renewable Energy for Islands.   A number of Island countries have ambitious targets of 100% renewable energy for their electricity generation. This webinar will showcase how this has been technically achieved on King Island and what is planned for Flinders Island (two Islands off Tasmania). We will then move to the Pacific Islands and discuss in detail Tokelau and Tuvalu followed by provide an overview of the renewable energy targets for a number of Pacific Islands and the projects being undertaken to help them meet these targets.   REGISTER HERE: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4374014860326346753   Speakers:   Peter Rae – Chair of International Renewable Energy Alliance   Simon Gamble – Manager Hybrid Off-Grid Solutions, Tasmania   Simon Franklin – IT Power Australia   Geoff Stapleton – ISES Board Member     The webinar duration is 1.5 hours. Registration for this webinar is open and free-of-charge for everyone.   REGISTER HERE: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4374014860326346753

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