Global Status Report

GSR e-paper

(PDF - 11.1 MB)

Key Findings e-paper

 (PDF - 13 MB)

The newly released Renewables 2014 Global Status Report is now available. Find out what made 2013 another record year for renewables. Read about:

  • expansion of supporting policies in developing economies
  • additions to electricity generating capacity
  • progress made in renewables heating and cooling
  • shifts in investments leaders in renewable energy deployment
  • evolution of the renewable energy field in the last decade
First released in 2005, REN21's Renewables Global Status Report (GSR) provides a comprehensive and timely overview of renewable energy market, industry, investment and policy developments worldwide. It enables policymakers, industry, investors and civil society to make informed decisions. The report covers recent developments, current status, and key trends; by design, it does not provide analysis or forecast. The Renewables Global Status Report relies on up-to-date renewable energy data, provided by an international network of more than 500 contributors, researchers, and authors. Don’t forget to consult REN21’s Renewables Interactive Map for country specific analysis of the various trends highlighted in the GSR.

The REN21 Key Findings can be accessed through the second e-paper. The Key Findings report is a concise summary of the 2014 Global Status Report. Additionally, the Key Findings report also contains a short set of recommendations to policy makers towards mainstreaming renewables, with the ultimate goal being achieving of 100% renewables with energy access for all.


Additional download options 

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GSR2014 - Renewables 2014 Global Status Report - Full Report
GSR2014 - Renewables 2014 Global Status Report - Key Findings

GSR2014 - Renewables 2014 Global Status Report - Figures
GSR2014 - Renewables 2014 Global Status Report - Press Release

GSR 2014 Launch Press Conference


Webinar Series

Interested in learning about results from REN21’s Renewables 2014 Global Status Report? Want to hear about developments in your region?
If so, join us for our annual GSR regional webinar series, starting this June.

Each 90 minute webinar will look in detail at a different geographical region. Find out what renewable changes happened in a particular region 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 following eight geographical regions will be covered: Australia and Oceania | South East Asia | Middle East and North Africa | Africa | China | India | North America | Latin and South America | Europe

Renewables Global Status Report (GSR) Survey

In order to further improve the Renewables Global Status Report (GSR) we would kindly ask  you to complete this survey. Your collaboration is highly appreciated and will help REN21 to evaluate the impact of the GSR and how the report might be improved to meet readers’ needs. The information provided is anonymous. Please keep in mind that multiple answers are possible. 

Previous Editions of the Report

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Renewables 2013 Global Status Report

Renewables 2012 Global Status Report

Renewables 2011 Global Status Report
Renewables 2010 Global Status Report 
Renewables 2009 Global Status Report (Update)                     
Renewables 2007 Global Status Report
Renewables 2006 Global Status Report (Update)
Renewables 2005 Global Status Report


The Renewables Global Status Report (GSR) is a sister publication to the Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment Report (GTR) produced by Frankfurt School – UNEP Collaborating Centre for Climate & Sustainable Energy Finance. The most recent edition of the report, launched in April 2014, is available here.

REN21 Renewables Global Status Report 2013 (high resolution)
REN21 Renewables Global Status Report 2013 (high resolution)

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