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

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 should you have any questions or requests.

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 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 should you have any questions or requests.

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:   Find out ways to achieve a sustainable energy future based on REN21’s Renewables 2018 Global Status Report.

Webinar Towards Decarbonising Transport

Don’t miss a joint webinar of REN21, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and Agora Verkehrswende 22 January at 14:00 CEST. The webinar will present the main conclusions of the joint report “Towards Decarbonising Transport 2018 – A Stocktake on Sectoral Ambition in the G20”.   The report provides a clear picture of the state of G20 transport emissions, analyses already existing approaches for decarbonising the transport sector, and stresses the urgency of putting ambitious climate action on the political agenda. It includes fact sheets on each G20 member that shed light on the specific situation in each country, including goals and efforts in decarbonising transport.   To register click here.  

Internship Opportunities Available!

REN21 is seeking for two dynamic individuals interested in gaining experience in the renewable energy sector.   Community Management/Research Internship Communication Internship The internships are for a duration of 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   Please mention “REN21 Community Management/Research Internship” or “Communication Internship” in the e-mail header. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.   Application deadline: Community Management/Research Internship: Friday, 25th of January 2019 Communication Internship: Sunday, 27th of January 2019   Best of luck!  

REN21 podcast

Check out the podcast featuring an interview with Rana Adib and 3Things.Energy talking about renewable energy and REN21’s role in promoting its rapid uptake.   “There is a real need to change the renewable energy paradigm and to remove the myths”, says Rana.   Listen here for more.        

The December Newsletter is out!

  Another eventful year is coming to an end. Much has happened and is happening within the Secretariat and the REN21 Community. Read all about it in the December edition of our newsletter.   You can access the newsletter here. In the future you can receive it directly in your inbox by subscribing here.      

Launch of SADC Report 2018

REN21, in cooperation with UNIDO and SACREEE, has published the second edition of the SADC Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Status Report! The 2018 edition builds on the initial report issued in 2015 and provides an updated review of renewable energy and energy efficiency developments in the SADC region, as well as, an outlook on opportunities and perspectives in meeting the region’s need for accessible, clean and sustainable energy. Since 2015 the SADC region has seen an increase in the number and quality of its renewable energy and energy efficiency policies. By mid-2018, the SADC region had 21,760 MW of installed renewable energy capacity with another 17,361 MW of renewables capacity reaching financial closure and awaiting commissioning.   The report is available in English, French and Portuguese.   For more information, click here.