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Launch of SADC Report

Launch of SADC Report

  We are excited to announce the launch of the 2018 SADC Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Status Report on 20 February 2019 in Johannesburg, South Africa. The report will be launched at the Africa Energy Indaba conference. The 2018 edition of the SADC report builds on the initial report issued by REN21 in 2015 and provides an updated review of renewable energy and energy efficiency developments in the SADC region, including market trends, achievements in renewable energy on- and off-grid, achievements in energy efficiency, evolving policy landscapes and investment flows.

Renewables in Cities Global Status Report Data Collection now open

Renewables in Cities Global Status Report Data Collection now open

We invite you to be part of the collaborative effort to create data-based evidence on the role cities and local action play in advancing the global renewable energy transition! We are starting the data collection process to produce the first edition of the Renewables in Cities Global Status Report series.   We are seeking input on:   Drivers for renewable energy in cities Targets and policies Innovative business models How financing is mobilised Citizen involvement   As this is a collaborative effort, REN21 invites a variety of stakeholders to submit information. Whether you are a city-level stakeholder, city expert, or come from industry, NGO, science or academia, if you have information on renewables in cities to share, we invite you to fill in this questionnaire.   Thank you for supporting us in shaping this tool to advance the transition to renewable energy in cities!   Your participation is critical for the production of a balanced, comprehensive and high quality first Renewables in Cities Global Status Report. All contributors and reviewers will be acknowledged in the final report.   Feel free to contact us at re_cities@ren21.net should you have any questions or requests.

GSR2019 Technology Data Collection now open

GSR2019 Technology Data Collection now open

The GSR is a collaborative effort, bringing together many minds to inform on the status of renewable energy uptake worldwide. Your input would make a big difference. As with previous editions, we invite contributions based on your expertise on renewable energy technologies by taking part in the GSR2019 Market & Industry chapter.   We are seeking input on:   different technologies’ energy markets (including data for key countries/regions and global data for 2018) industry developments and new/ongoing trends any other noteworthy information from 2018. We welcome information in the form ofreports, lists, spreadsheets, or any other format sent to gsr@ren21.net ideally by February 17. We can also arrange a time to speak via phone if you prefer.   Finally, mark your calendar for the Expert Peer Review, which is currently scheduled to take place April 2-12 and will include all technology sections as well as the Global Overview and the Renewable Energy Jobs and Costs sidebars – make sure your voice is heard!   Your participation is critical for the production of another balanced, comprehensive and high quality GSR. As always, all contributors and reviewers will be acknowledged in the final report.   Feel free to contact us at gsr@ren21.net should you have any questions or requests.

REN21 Webinar in French

REN21 Webinar in French

Do you want to get a clear picture about the realities of renewable energy but in French?   Listen and watch a webinar organised by the Institut de la Francophonie pour l’éducation et la formation (IFEF) with REN21’s Rana Adib:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EIfG9S3U7e0   Find out ways to achieve a sustainable energy future based on REN21’s Renewables 2018 Global Status Report.

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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government, international organisations, science, academia & civil society

 Berlin, REN21, Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century,

Berlin, REN21, Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century,

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promote energy access, increase supply security and are cost efficient.

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Berlin, REN21 Academy, Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century

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