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.

Energy Transition: The New Paradigm

  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.            

REN21 at 4th International Conference Energy & Meteorology

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.                

Join us at CEEW Shakti Renewable Energy Dialogue

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...

GSR2017

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.