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...

Renewables 2017 Global Status Report presented at Colombian Renewable Energy Conference

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.

Join us on Thunderclap!

The Renewables 2017 Global Status Report is ready and we want to get the word out!   The global energy transition is well under way, with record new additions of installed renewable energy capacity, rapidly falling costs, and the decoupling of economic growth and energy related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions for the third year running. But there’s no time to waste – we need to go further, faster to reach the climate goals. We therefore need your help!   Can you spread the word about the latest renewable energy developments on June 7? We will be releasing the Renewables 2017 Global Status Report at the 8th Clean Energy Ministerial.   To make is easy, we have set up a Thunderclap campaign. It’s completely safe and will automatically post exactly ONE tweet on your behalf on 7 June.   The tweet is:   #RE are unstoppable w/2016 records! Now further faster to reach climate goals #GSR2017 #CEM8    It takes 5 seconds to join:  Simply click here and follow the instructions.  That’s it!    

Call for tender – LAC Thematic Report

REN21 is looking for a consultant to develop a report that looks at the interface between renewable energy tenders and community [em]power[ment] in the Latin America and Caribbean region. The report will be launched at the Mexico International Renewable Energy Conference (MEXIREC) that will be held on 11-13 September, 2017. Terms of Reference are available here: TOR LAC Thematic Report.   The deadline date for receipt of proposals is: Friday, 24 February 2017, 17:00 (CET).

Peer Review of Renewables 2017 Global Status Report

The first round of peer review of GSR 2017 has  started and we need your expert input. This year we have a brand new, user-friendly review platform called “Annotate” so now providing comments is easier than ever.   Reviewers can choose to focus on the section most closely aligned with your specific knowledge and expertise. Texts to review include:   Distributed Renewable Energy for Energy Access Enabling Technologies & System Integration (Electric Mobility, Storage, and Heat Pumps) Policy Landscape Energy Efficiency Feature: Dispelling the Baseload Power Myths The Energy Access–Energy Efficiency Nexus A Distributed Renewable Energy (DRE) Reference Table can also be reviewed. Here we invite you to include DRE market data for 2015 and 2016 (number of systems, installed capacities, customers served, etc.) for developing countries.   To access the review draft click here:  Deadline for comments is 21 January, 2017 23:00 Paris time.   A second review round for all remaining chapters and sidebars in the GSR 2017 will be available for comment in March/April 2017. Please note that those text that are currently being reviewed (see list above)  WILL NOT be available for comment in the second round so use this opportunity now to provide your input!   Should you have any questions or require any assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us at   As always, thank you for your valuable contributions, which will be acknowledged in the final report.

Vacancies: REN21 is looking for new interns !

REN21 is looking for two, dynamic people who are interested in gaining experience in the renewable energy sector through an internship. Each paid internship is six-months long and will begin Monday, 29 August 2016  at REN21’s office in Paris.   REN21 Data/Social Media Internship REN21 Community Management/Research Internship   To apply, send a CV and a cover letter outlining your suitability and interest in the position to  The application process closes Sunday, 1 May 2016 . Please mention “REN21 Data/Social Media Internship” or  “REN21 Community Management/Research Internship” in the e-mail header.  Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Good luck!

GSR press summary now available for download

This year the GSR launch was very successful with the launch being captured in more than 735 online hits in 16 languages from news sites in 45 countries, along with the BBC World Service Radio and CNBC Arabia TV. The full press summary is now available for download here. This document lists all the links for the the outlets which covered the GSR and mentioned REN21 and the links to all the relevant articles.

New internship position at the REN21 Secretariat

REN21 is looking for a new Data/Social-Media intern who would like to support the activities of its Secretariat in Paris. More information can be found here:   Data Social Media Internship   Please send applications according to the information in the job description to until Friday, 31 July 2015. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Good luck!

REN21 is recruiting!

REN21, the Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century, is seeking a consultant to support preparations of SAIREC, the South African International Renewable Energy Conference (SAIREC), which will take place from 4-7 October 2015 in Capetown/South Africa. After a short training at REN21 in Paris, the selected consultant will be seconded to the Department of Energy (DoE) in Pretoria. Please find the detailed tasks in the vacancy announcement.