Brainstorming: REN21’s Renewable Energy in Cities Status Report

REN21 is holding a brainstorming session for a new REN21 publication: Renewable Energy in Cities Status Report. The session will take place 11 September, 2018, 2:30 – 5:30 pm, on the side-lines of the Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS) in San Francisco, USA – join us! The aim of the event is to: – identify entry points, data collection processes, and reporting systems; – define the report’s structure, topics and indicators to include; and – discuss possibilities for collaboration and onboarding partners and potential contributors. We are looking forward to your ideas!

REN21 Event at Global Climate Action Summit

REN21 is hosting an event at the Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS) 11 September – Join us! Superheroes for Sustainable and 100% Renewable Energy: Global Strategies for Decision-Makers runs 9:00 – 18:00,11 September at California College of the Arts – 10 minutes away from the main GCAS venue. This one-day forum is a collaboration of visionaries, leading global experts, policy makers, strategists, and technologists in sustainability and renewable energy from more than 10 different countries. If you will be attending the GCAS then please join us.  The forum complements Governor Jerry Brown’s Global Climate Action Summit  designed to imagine a 100% renewable energy future that will allow us to meet climate goals, 12-14 September in San Francisco, USA.

4th International Off-Grid Renewable Energy Conference & Exhibition

The fourth edition of the International Off-grid Renewable Energy Conference and Exhibition (IOREC) will take place in Singapore, 31 October – 1 November 2018, as a co-located event with the Asia Clean Energy Summit, during Singapore International Energy Week. The International Renewable Energy Agency, a REN21 member, organises IOREC every two years. The conference is considered the global platform for sharing experience and best practices on design and implementation of enabling policies, tailored financing schemes, innovative business models and technology applications for stand-alone and mini-grid systems. IOREC 2018 will present a key opportunity to discuss the measures necessary to accelerate off-grid systems deployment, and highlight their role in meeting several Sustainable Development Goals. In parallel with the conference, the Alliance for Rural Electrification will organise an exhibition offering private sector companies the opportunity to present their products and projects, while showcasing technologies and expertise at the forefront of off-grid renewables. For any queries regarding the Conference: iorec@irena.org For any queries regarding the Exhibition: l.ng@ruralelec.org

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

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

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)

SADC 2018 Call for Tenders

The production process of the 2018 edition of the SADC Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Status Report is in full swing. The report is a  joint effort between the REN21, SADC Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Centre (SACREEE) and UNIDO with the financial support of the Austrian Development Cooperation.   The report will have a similar chapter structure as its 2015 predecessor, with comparable content and presentation.   REN21 is now calling for proposals to help in the production of the report.  Proposals are sought for a text editor, designer, and translators.  Details of each task can be found by clicking on the related description below.  Please note that deadlines for submission vary.   All submissions should be sent to sadc@ren21.net.     EDITOR for the SADC Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Status Report | Deadline: Monday 30 July 2018 | Description   DESIGNER for the SADC Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Status Report | Deadline: Thursday 9 August 2018 | Description   TRANSLATOR (English → French) for the SADC Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Status Report | Deadline: Thursday 9 August 2018 | Description   TRANSLATOR (English → Portuguese) for the SADC Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Status Report | Deadline: Thursday 9 August 2018 | Description   Spread the news!