Call for Proposals 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 Hydropower | 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.

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!

REN21 Contributes to SDG 7 Policy Briefs

REN21 and 49 other stakeholder organisations worked to prepare 27 SDG 7 Policy Briefs. Collectively the briefs cover four main topics:   1. Advancing SDG 7 implementation 2. Strengthening interlinkages between SDG 7 and other SDGs 3. Addressing regional priorities 4. Accelerating transformation towards sustainable, inclusive and equitable energy future   The stakeholder approach was used to draw on cross-sectional interlinkages, maximise synergies and minimise duplication.   REN21 contributed to the Policy Brief #3: Substantially increase the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix. This brief emphasises the lag of renewable energy use in heating and cooling and transport sectors. It also highlights that efforts in end-use sector needs to be strengthened.   The work was carried out under the guidance of the multi-stakeholder SDG 7 Technical Advisory Group convened by UN DESA.  These briefs are in preparation for the United Nations High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development  which will be held  9-18 July, 2018 in New York.   You can access the Policy Briefs 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.