GSR2018 Launch: Don’t miss out!

    REN21’s Renewables 2018 Global Status Report (GSR2018), will be launched 4 June, 2018, at UN HQs in New York. There will a number of opportunities to find out what happened in renewable energy markets, investment and policy development over the course of 2017. Come and hear about the findings at one of the following regional events, and pick-up a copy of HIGHLIGHTS 2018 which presents the overarching trends and development from 2018 so that policy makers and others can more easily understand the significance of the latest renewable energy developments.   Don’t miss the webinar “The Global Renewables Energy Transformation: What is holding us back?” 5 June 10:00 EST / 16:00 CEST where REN21’s Executive Secretary Rana Adib will present the evolving dynamics of the renewable energy industry including developments in the power sector and a look at what is holding us back from achieving an energy transformation. Register here.   GSR EVENTS & WEBINARS   4 June: Global Launch at UN Headquarters. New York, US. 4-8 June: Asia Release, Asia Clean Energy Forum. Manila, Philippines. 5 June: Webinar – The Global Renewables Energy Transformation: What is holding  us back? Details and registration. 5 June:  3rd Multi-stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for the SDGs (STI Forum). New York, US. 5 June: French Release, Smart Energies Summit. Paris, France. 5 June: Central/Eastern Europe Release, REENCON XXI. Moscow, Russia. 5 June: European Release, EU Sustainable Energy Week. Brussels, Belgium. 7 June: North American Release,  ACORE. Washington DC, US....

Time of Transition: New 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.

REN21 in latest Climate Action publication

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.