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.
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.
17-18 April REN21 will be in Berlin at the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue, taking part of the discussion on the global energy transition along with energy stakeholders from across the world. Make sure to pass by our stand to have a chat and get to know more about our team, work and publications! The conference will take place at the Federal Foreign Office – Unterwasserstaße 10, Berlin, Germany.
REN21 is looking for an authoring team to prepare a report on the status of renewable energy and energy efficiency in the SADC region. This work is being carried out in partnership with the newly formed SADC Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (SACREEE).
The Renewable Energy Tenders and Community [Em]power[ment]: Latin America and the Caribbean report, looks at community [em]power[ment] in the context of renewable energy tenders in the LAC region.
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.
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.
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...
REN21’s Renewables 2017 Global Status Report (GSR) was presented at the Colombian Renewable Energy Conference. The Latin American Association of Mining and Energy (ALAME), held the Colombian Renewable Energies Conference on June 15 and 16 in Cartagena. Among the academic agenda was the presence of the Researcher Gonzalo Bravo, representing the Bariloche Foundation, who analyzed the report on the GSR. The report presents the progress and trends towards the end of 2016, as well as the trends observed at the beginning of 2017, wherever possible. This annual report was first published in 2005 and presents the most complete and up-to-date picture on the state of recent developments and trends in the global renewable energy, industry, investment and policy development markets. Because of its design, it does not provide an analysis or forecast but rather seeks to make key information available to stakeholders in this sector. The data provided is based on an international network of more than 800 collaborators, researchers and authors. Gonzalo Bravo gave a regional imprint to this Report, regarding the need to accelerate the development of each of the countries in Latin America and of course the global development of the Region, discussing what role renewable energy can play in this development . The report can be found here.