The European project SDHp2m and REN21 joined forces to organise a webinar to offer a global and European overview on the situation of solar district heating (SDH). The webinar featured the current and future development of this promising technology within the district heating sector. Presenters included Hannah E. Murdock – REN21, Laure Deschaintre – Solites and Professor Jan-Olof Dalenbäck – Chalmers University of Technology. The event was moderated by Inés Arias Iglesias – Euroheat & Power. You can watch the webinar here. The webinar was held 12 July, 2017, 15:00 -16:30
Want to practice your Russian? Highlights of the REN21 Renewables 2017 Global Status Report is now available in Russian; Chinese and English versions are also available. Click here to access the reports.
The EU-Russia Energy and Climate Conference takes place in Moscow on 29 June 2017. The conference aims to: Provide an open discussion on energy transition and climate change trends and issues between representatives of EU and Russian authorities, expert and business communities. Focus both on the global developments and the possible impacts of these trends on the Russian energy sector and national economy. Assess technical, resource saving and environmental potential and cost benefits of the energy policy, focused on energy transition, in Russia. Analyse technological, structural and policy challenges, barriers and opportunities. REN21’s Executive Secretary Christine Lins will be launching the Renewables 2017 Global Status Report at the ‘Energy Transition in the World’ Session between 10:30 and 11:30. Conference Date: 29 June 2017 Time: 09:00 – 18:00 Venue: Golden Ring Hotel Address: Golden Ring Hotel, Smolenskaya UL, 5, Moscow, 119121, Russia. The agenda is available for download here.
Join REN21 at the 4th International Conference on Energy & Meteorology (ICEM); a unique chance for the energy industry and the meteorological sector to connect, exchange knowledge, and work together. REN21’s Executive Secretary Christine Lins will be participating in a a series of sessions over the course of the event: Pre-Conference Seminar 26 June An overview of REN21’s latest Renewables 2017 Global Status Report. 16:20 – 16:55 Opening Plenary Session: 27 June Opening remarks along with Alberto Troccoli (Chair and ICEM 2017 Convener; Managing Director of WEMC), Domenico Laforgia (Head of Economic Development of Department of the Apulia Region), Florence Rabier (Director-General of ECMWF) and Giles Dickson (CEO of Wind Europe). 08:45 – 10:45 Panel Session: High Penetration Renewable Energy Scenarios 27 June Discussion about the status and trends of global renewable energy and the implications of high-penetration scenarios. 16:15 – 18:00 The 4th ICEM, will have a series of targeted workshops, panel discussions with international experts, and brainstorming sessions. The idea is to generate new ideas and plant the seeds for new opportunities by interacting with an international community of energy specialists, economists, scientists, and policymakers working at the thriving nexus of energy with weather and climate. For more information on registration, the itinerary and speakers, visit the ICEM website.
CEEW Shakti Renewable Energy Dialogue 21 June 2017, 10:00 am – 17:00 pm at the Le Meridien Hotel Sovereign 2, 8, Windsor Place, Janpath, New Delhi 110001 Keynote address and report release by Shri Piyush Goyal, Honourable Minister of State with Independent Charge for Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy, and Mines (TBC) The Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW) and the Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation are hosting the CEEW Shakti Renewable Energy Dialogue, being held in partnership with the International Solar Alliance and REN21. About the Dialogue India has displayed global leadership in the promotion of renewable energy, aiming to expand its renewable energy capacity at a record pace, and to a record level of 175 GW by 2022. The past year has seen a number of highs for the sector in India – record-low tariffs, introduction of auction-based bidding for wind projects, increased investment flows into the sector, etc. At the same time, renewable energy sources continue to cement their role in the energy mix of countries around the world. The dialogue will discuss both the growing role of renewable energy in the global energy mix, and the growing role of India in further advancing renewable energy deployment. Agenda 0900 – 0930 Registration and Tea 0930 – 0940 Welcome address by Shri Jamshyd Godrej, Chairperson, CEEW 0940 – 1030 India in the World of Renewable EnergyPanel Discussion: India’s leadership and the role of international platforms in scaling up the adoption of renewable energy 1040 – 1100 Keynote address by...
REN21’s Renewables 2017 Global Status Report (GSR) was presented at the Colombian Renewable Energy Conference. The Latin American Association of Mining and Energy (ALAME), held the Colombian Renewable Energies Conference on June 15 and 16 in Cartagena. Among the academic agenda was the presence of the Researcher Gonzalo Bravo, representing the Bariloche Foundation, who analyzed the report on the GSR. The report presents the progress and trends towards the end of 2016, as well as the trends observed at the beginning of 2017, wherever possible. This annual report was first published in 2005 and presents the most complete and up-to-date picture on the state of recent developments and trends in the global renewable energy, industry, investment and policy development markets. Because of its design, it does not provide an analysis or forecast but rather seeks to make key information available to stakeholders in this sector. The data provided is based on an international network of more than 800 collaborators, researchers and authors. Gonzalo Bravo gave a regional imprint to this Report, regarding the need to accelerate the development of each of the countries in Latin America and of course the global development of the Region, discussing what role renewable energy can play in this development . The report can be found here.
Despite comprising over 300 million inhabitants and representing 4.9% of the world’s GDP, 17 UNECE countries in South and Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia had only 0.2% or USD 0.4 billion of global renewable energy investment in 2015.
This year’s edition reveals a global energy transition well underway with record new additions on installed renewable energy capacity, rapidly falling costs, and the decoupling of economic growth and energy-related carbon dioxide emissions for the third year running. But despite these positive trends the pace of the transition is not on track to achieve the goals established in the Paris Agreement. Read about the evolution of renewables over the course of 2016 here.
The new microsite allows you to read the full GSR2017 on-line. References are now easily accessible – hover your mouse over a reference and see all the sources, including hyperlinks. The infographics are incorporated throughout the text and a simple navigation structure allows you to jump easily from chapter to chapter. The new GOOGLE translate function means that you can read the report in your native language. GSR Microsite.
REN21 is seeking two dynamic individuals who are interested in gaining experience in the renewable energy sector. The internships are for six months and remunerated. Community Management/Research Internship, application deadline: Wednesday, 21 June 2017. Start date August 21st 2017. Social Media/Data Intern Vacancy, application deadline: Sunday, 18 June 2017. Start date September 4th 2017. To apply, send a CV and a cover letter outlining your suitability and interest in the position to email@example.com. 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. Good luck!