The report details ECOWAS Member states' commitment to developing renewable energy and energy efficiency by addressing current energy sector challenges while simultaneously building a resilient energy system. Sustained investment in the region's renewables sector however is desperately needed.
The report is for policymakers, industry, investors and civil society to make informed decisions with regards to the diffusion of renewable energy. The 92-page report covers recent developments, current status, and key trends; by design, it does not provide analysis or forecast. It is available in English, French, and Portuguese.
September 2014 edition of REN21 Newsletter released
30 September 2014
The September 2014 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 edition includes contributions by: REN21 Secretariat, SE4ALL, GWEC, WBA, IRENA, ECREEE, UNEP, WWEA, IEA, REEP, World Bioenergy Association, Ministry of Foreign Affairs UAE, IEA, International Hydropower Association, GIZ, World Geothermal Congress
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The IEA Medium-Term Renewable Energy Market Report 2014 has been launched
28 August 2014
The International Energy Agency (IEA) has launched its Medium-Term Renewable Energy Market Report via a webinar/teleconference on Thursday, 28 August 2014 at 11:00 AM (Paris time).
The IEA Medium-Term Renewable Energy Market Report 2014 assesses market trends for renewables in the electricity, transport and heat sectors, identifying drivers and challenges to deployment, and making projections through 2020. The report presents for the first time an investment outlook for renewable power capacity, in addition to projections for renewable electricity technologies, a global biofuels supply forecast and extended analysis of final energy use of renewables for heat.
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ISES Webinar on REN21 Renewables Global Status Report - Focus on Solar
9 July 2014
Join us on 17 July 2014 at 16:00 - 17:00 CEST for a webinar on the GSR2014 facilitated by the International Solary Energy Society (ISES).
During this webinar Christine Lins, Executive Secretary of REN21 will highlight in her presentation the latest data on solar energy technologies, investment and policies. The presentation will be followed by questions and answers with the audience led by the moderator & ISES President, Dr. David Renné. | Register here
Renewables 2014 Global Status Report Webinars
7 July 2014
Interested in learning about results from REN21’s Renewables 2014 Global Status Report?
Do you want to hear about developments in your region?
If so, join us for our last GSR regional webinars on North America (8 July 2014) and on Europe (10 July 2014).
Each 90 minute webinar will look in detail at the regional scale. Find out what renewable changes happened over the course of 2013; learn which technologies are contributing to increased power capacity; hear how changes in policies have affected regional investment levels and market development.
The REN21 Secretariat is looking for new interns
30 June 2014
REN21 is looking for dynamic candidates who would like to support the activities of its secretariat in Paris during a 6 month paid internship starting 11 August 2014. The following internships will be offered:
REN21 Data/Social Media Internship
REN21 Community Management/Research Internship
Applications can be send to firstname.lastname@example.org until Friday 11 July 2014 and only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Please read the detailled internship descriptions for more information on how to apply correctly. Good luck!
June 2014 edition of REN21 Newsletter released
25 June 2014
The June 2014 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 edition includes contributions by: REN21 Secretariat, SE4ALL, GWEC, GEF, IIASA, WBA, Ren Alliance, IRENA, ECREEE, ARE, UNEP, UNIDO, IGA, IHA, ISES & WWEA
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The Renewables 2014 Global Status Report is now available
6 June 2014
The Renewables 2014 Global Status Report has been launched in New York, during the first UN Sustainable Energy for All Forum (SE4ALL), by the Chair of REN21, Arthouros Zervos and the Executive Secretary, Christine Lins.
The video of the launch press conference can be watched here.
Find out why 2013 has been a record year for renewable energy worldwide and discover the highlights of the new release.
Download it or read it directly through our new brand online e-paper.
March 2014 edition of REN21 Newsletter released
13 March 2014
The March 2014 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 edition includes contributions by: REN21 Secretariat, IRENA, ARE, UNEP, SE4ALL, IEA, World Bank, GEF, UNIDO, WBA, ISES, WWEA, UNESCO, GWEC & ICLEI
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South Africa International Renewable Energy Conference (SAIREC) date set
24 January 2014
The Government of South Africa has officially announced that the next International Renewable Energy Conference in South Africa (SAIREC) will take place from 4-7 October 2015.
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. | more information
REN21 Renewables Global Status Report 2014 Review Round I
13 January 2013
The first draft of the REN21 Renewables 2014 Global Status Report is now available for review. Join the growing community of GSR contributors and reviewers by providing inputs on the advancements made in 2013 in the fields of Renewable Energy Policy and Distributed Renewable Energy in Developing Countries. Please note, all review comments must be made online via REN21+ before January 26.
REN21 at COP19
16 December 2013
In parallel with its 14th Steering Committee meeting, REN21 participated in two COP 19 side events in Warsaw, Poland, both events hosted by REN21 members. The REN Alliance event looked at the integration of technologies to achieve a 100% renewable society. “Achieving ecodevelopment through smart energy planning” was hosted by HELIO International. Here REN21 presented on the need for reliable information to make good decisions. Questions from the audience at both events illustrated the collective frustration at the slow integration of renewables into the energy mix. | more information
REN21 at a glance
02 December 2013
Are you interested in knowing what REN21 did in 2013? What about what we plan to do in 2014?
REN21’s 2013 Annual Report provides readers with this information and more.
Links to all REN21’s 2013 publications are included in the on-line version making it a handy reference tool.
If you would like a printed copy of the report, please contact us.
Webinar on Global Renewable Energy Status and Medium-term Outlook until 2018
29 October 2013
The Clean Energy Solutions Center in partnership with the Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN21) and the International Energy Agency (IEA) is pleased to present a webinar exploring the key findings of REN21’s Renewables 2013 Global Status Report and IEA’s Medium-Term Renewable Energy Market Report 2013: Market Trends and Projections to 2018.
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Call for tender – ECOWAS Renewable Energy Status Report
22 October 2013
The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is one of the most active regions in Africa for the promotion of renewables and energy efficiency. The region’s considerable renewable energy resources are central in helping meet current and projected demand. Renewable energy also presents an opportunity for the region to achieve a globally important position in the renewable energy market, which is likely to become the cornerstone of a low-carbon green economy of the future.
To facilitate the uptake of renewables in the region, REN21 and ECOWAS ECREEE have joined together to produce an ECOWAS Renewable Energy Status Report. The following call is for authoring the ECOWAS Status Report and Executive Summary. The Terms of Reference are available here.
For any questions, please contact the REN21 Secretariat
The deadline date for receipt of the proposals is: Friday, 8th November 2013, 17:00 (CET)
Start of GSR Webinar Series
28 August 2013
Interested in learning about results from REN21’s Renewables 2013 Global Status Report? Want to hear about developments in your region? If so, join us for our webinar series starting this September.
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IRENA releases IOREC Key Findings
31 July 2013
IRENA co-organised the International Off-grid Renewable Energy Conference (IOREC) along with the ECOWAS Regional Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) and the Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE), in Accra, Ghana, on 1-2 November 2012. This report presents the key findings and recommendations that emerged from the roundtable discussions during IOREC.
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RECP Mini-Grid Workshop to be held in Tanzania
07 July 2013
The Africa-EU Renewable Energy Cooperation Programme (RECP) is organising a Mini-Grid workshop in Arusha, Tanzania on 5 September 2013. This workshop is an initiative of the Africa-EU Renewable Energy Cooperation Programme (RECP), incollaboration with The Africa Electrification Initiative (AEI), the Rural Energy Agency (REA) Tanzania, the World Bank, and the European Union Energy Initiative - Partnership Dialogue Facility (EUEI PDF).
Release of the Renewables 2013 Global Status Report
12 June 2013
The Renewables 2013 Global Status Report provides unparalleled information on renewable energy markets, industries and policy frameworks. The report showcases an impressive increase in global capacity across all renewable energy sectors, with supporting policies spreading simultaneously; Of the 138 countries with renewables targets or policies in place, two-thirds are in the developing world. Investment in renewable energy significantly increased in developing countries in 2012 while globally it decreased due to reduced technology costs and policy instability in some industrialised countries. In 2012, an estimated 5.7 million people worldwide worked directly or indirectly in the renewable energy sector.
The 180 page report covers recent developments, current status and key trends. Over 500 contributors participated in this year’s process, making the GSR 2013 a truly international and collaborative effort.
The report was launched June 12th, 2013 in conjunction with the Frankfurt School –UNEP/BNEF’s Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2013 | more information