Tender to Author Asia Report: Deadline 24 Oct

REN21 is looking for an authoring team to prepare a report on the status of renewable energy in the Asia and the Pacific region. This work is being carried out in partnership with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia-Pacific (UN ESCAP).   Requirements include: a proven track record of knowledge about the renewable energy and sectors extensive knowledge about the renewable energy and energy efficiency sectors and related working experience across Asia and the Pacific regions proficiency in English (the report will be drafted in English) Deadline for submissions is: 24 October 2018, 17:00 (CEST). Click here for the Terms of Reference.

IRENA Gender and Renewable Energy Survey

We need 5 minutes of your time!   IRENA with REN21 and GWNet are undertaking a global survey on gender and renewable energy. The objective of the survey is to gather quantitative and qualitative insights on the current status of women’s participation in the renewable energy sector, existing challenges and potential solutions to improve gender diversity.   Data will be used in the forthcoming Women in Renewable Energy report (IRENA). The findings from the survey will contribute to addressing the data and knowledge gap on gender in renewable energy, and inform policy making to ensure that the energy transition is inclusive and benefits from a wider pool of talent.   Anyone can contribute. Share the information with your network! Click here to access the survey.

Internship Opportunities Available

  REN21 is seeking two dynamic individuals who are interested in gaining experience in the renewable energy sector for the following internships:     Community Management & Research Intern Communications Intern    Both internships last six months and are paid. Candidates should be available to start on 4 February 2019 and must be a recent graduate, currently a student or in between university degrees.   Send a copy of your CV and a cover letter outlining your interest in and suitability for the desired position to secretariat@ren21.net. Please mention “REN21 Communication Internship” or “REN21 Community Management & Research Internship” in the e-mail header.   Application deadline: Friday, 2 November 2018   Best of luck!

Finance & Economics Analyst Position Opening

The Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN21) is looking for one new team member to strengthen its research direction team.   The position for a Renewable Energy Finance & Economics Analyst is now open for applications. The position is based at REN21 Secretariat in Paris, France, and would also focus on distributed renewables for energy access    All suitable candidates are invited to submit their proposal by 21 October 2018, 23:00 (Paris time). Please find detailed descriptions for the position listed below.   Project Manager and Finance & Economics Analyst | Details Spread the word!    

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.