Opening of Positions at REN21

The Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN21) is looking for two new team members to strengthen its research direction team.   Positions for a Renewable Energy Technologies & Systems Analyst and a Finance & Economics Analyst are now open for applications.  Both positions are based at REN21 Secretariat in Paris, France.   All suitable candidates are invited to submit their proposals by 8 August 2018. Please find detailed descriptions for each position listed below.   Project Manager and Renewable Energy Technologies & Systems Analyst | Details Project Manager and Finance & Economics Analyst | Details   Please the word!    

Call for Tenders 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 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!

Join us for “Building and Bridging: How to deliver at scale?” 12 July

Join us in New York 12 July for a lively exchange on what can, should, and should not be done to ensure that renewables are at the scale necessary to meet 2030 objectives.   The event will be held 10:00-13:00 on 12 July at the German Permanent Mission, 5 mins from the UN.  The event is co-hosted with the German and Dutch governments.   You can see a copy of the agenda here. Registration is a must – so please click here if you plan to join us.  Copies of Highlights 2018 will be distributed; lunch is also offered.

GSR2018 now launched!

This year’s Renewables 2018 Global Status Report GSR reveals two realities: one in which a revolution in the power sector is driving rapid change towards a renewable energy future, and another in which the overall transition is not advancing with the speed needed.   Click here to access the GSR 2018 microsite where you can read all about specific market, investment and policy development. The site allows you to read the full report on-line and link directly to all the references, you can even translate the site into another language. A separate link allows you to download the full report as a PDF if that is your preferred option. There is also a link to the Highlights 2018 document which outlines the broad trends that defined the renewables sector in 2018. Click here to get started.

Join REN21 for GSR2018 Webinars

Join REN21 and the Clean Energy Solutions Center for two webinars looking at specific themes detailed in REN21’s Renewables 2018 Global Status Report (GSR).   From a Renewable Electricity Transformation to a Renewable Energy System Transformation: Renewables in heating, cooling and transport – 21 June 7:00 EST / 16:00 CEST   The renewable power sector is dynamic and undergoing rapid changes – with falling costs, record installations, increasing investment, and several new, innovative business models. But these positive developments tell only part of the story.   The webinar will begin with the key findings from REN21’s Renewables 2018 Global Status Report. It will then dive into the status of renewables in the heating, cooling and transport sectors and what is needed to speed the uptake of renewables to meet climate objectives and the SDGs. Register here    SPEAKERS: Hannah E. Murdock (Project Manager & Analyst, REN21), Ute Collier (Senior Programme Lead, Renewable Energy Division, IEA), Holger Dalkmann (Interim Secretary General, SLoCaT Partnership)   Getting Investment Where It’s Needed: How do we level the playing field? – June 26 7:00 EST / 13:00 CEST / 16:30 IST   Investments in renewable energy, while higher than in earlier years, were not on the scale necessary to meet the objectives of the Paris climate agreement. Regionally concentrated and inadequate to achieve universal energy access: investment needs to increase in the sectors and regions that need it the most. Simply put, the global renewable energy transition is progressing far too slowly. Register here    SPEAKERS: Laura E. Williamson (Outreach &...

REN21 Welcomes New Executive Secretary Rana Adib

Rana Adib was officially appointed as REN21’s Executive Secretary, following on its Steering Committee meeting in Berlin this April.   Rana has previously been REN21’s Research Coordinator, developing the global expert community and leading the the REN21 Renewables Global Status Report series to become an international reference in the renewable energy field.   Rana has over 20 years of experience in developing  and implementing thematically innovative and cross-cutting projects in energy and climate-related fields. We look forward to bridging and building the energy future together.  Welcome Rana!