The 7th International Renewable Energy Conference (IREC), MEXIREC, was held in Mexico City from 11-13 September 2017. It was co-hosted with the Government of Mexico and was a part of “The Dialogues for the Future of Energy Mexico 2017” (DEMEX).
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REN21’s Renewables 2017 Global Status Report (GSR2017) is now available in Korean. A big thank you to the Korea Energy Agency for translating the report. Click here to download the GSR2017 in Korean.
REN21 is seeking a dynamic individual who is interested in gaining communication experience in the renewable energy sector. You can find the complete description here. This full-time internship is based in Paris. The duration is six months and is paid.
REN21’s Executive Secretary, Christine Lins, is featured in the 11th edition of the Climate Action publication. Gain insight into how she envisions how the energy transition will take place, and in particular the important role “variable renewable energy” will have in achieving the transition. View article here, pages 84-86.
The REN21 Secretariat is looking for a graphic designer for the Renewables Global Status Report (GSR) 2018 product portfolio. The GSR provides a comprehensive and timely overview of renewable energy market, industry, investment and policy developments worldwide. It has become the most-referenced document on renewables worldwide.
The Mini-grid Policy Toolkit is for policy makers to navigate the mini-grid policy design process. It contains information on mini-grid operator models, the economics of mini-grids, and necessary policy and regulation that must be considered for successful implementation. The publication specifically focuses on Africa. Progress on extending the electricity grid in many countries has remained slow because of high costs of gird-extension and limited utility/state budgets for electrification. Mini-grids provide an affordable and cost-effective option to extend needed electricity services. Putting in place the right policy for min-grid deployment requires considerable effort but can yield significant improvement in electricity access rates as examples from Kenya, Senegal and Tanzania illustrate. The toolkit is available in English, French and Portuguese.
The ECOWAS Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) released its ECOWAS NDC Spotlight Magazine, titled Towards the Implementation of Sustainable Energy Goals at COP23 on 9 November, 2017. The magazine details the progress of each of the 15 ECOWAS member states in implementation of their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) goals and commitments. Information about how each country’s energy sector is performing in terms pf achieving the Paris Agreement is also outlined. You can download the magazine here.
REN21 is pleased to announce that The Republic of Korea will be the host of the 2019 International Renewable Energy Conference (IREC). Korea’s ambition to phase out nuclear and coal and to increase levels of renewable energy in its national energy mix were key determining factors in its selection. The 2019 IREC is scheduled for 23-26 October, 2019 in Seoul so make sure to save the date now! Updates on the development of the 2019 IREC will be communicated through this newsletter as they develop. For any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
REN21 is seeking two dynamic individuals who are interested in gaining experience in the renewable energy sector. Community Management/Research Internship Social Media/Data Intern Vacancy The internships are for six months and are paid. How to apply: If interested, please send a CV and a cover letter outlining your suitability and interest in the position to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please mention “REN21 Data/Social Media Internship” or “REN21 Community Management/Research Internship” in the e-mail header. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Application deadline: Sunday, the 19th of November. Best of luck!