GSR 2017 Highlights now in Vietnamese!

REN21 has released (and for the first time!) Highlights of the REN21 Renewables 2017 Global Status Report in perspective in Vietnamese. This new release complements other translated versions of the GSR 201 Highlights available in Russian, Chinese, Spanish and English.   Click here to access the GSR 2017 Highlights in different languages.

Webinar – Advancing Renewable Energy Policy Development and Climate Action

Join REN21 and ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability in discussing what made 2016 another record year for renewables and how cities have contributed.   Learn more about the role of good data to improve renewable energy policies and foster climate action. The webinar will present the highlights of the newly released REN21 Renewables 2017 Global Status Report. ICLEI will showcase how local governments are already contributing to the energy transition through the overview of local renewable energy commitments and actions voluntarily reported in the carbonn Climate Registry. The City of Vancouver will share its experience on the relevance of data reporting for policy development and progress monitoring.   The webinar will take place Monday, Aug 28, 2017 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM CEST.   Agenda:   1. Welcome and introduction, Maryke van Staden, Director of the carbonn Center, ICLEI World Secretariat.   2. Presentations:   Local renewable energy commitments and actions – an overview of voluntarily reported data in the carbonn Climate Registry, Ana Marques Leandro, Senior Officer for Low-carbon Cities, ICLEI. The role of data reporting in Vancouver’s Greenest Cities and Renewable City plans, Lloyd Lee, Monitoring and Reporting Planner, City of Vancouver REN21’s Renewables2017 Global Status Report and Outlook for 2018, Rana Adib, Research Coordinator, REN21. 3. Questions and Answer   Register for the webinar here.   For more information about the event contact:   Ana Marques, Senior officer Low-carbon Cities: ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, World Secretariat, Bonn, Germany.  

Solar District Heating : a Global and European Overview

The European project SDHp2m and REN21  joined forces to organise a webinar to offer a global and European overview on the situation of solar district heating (SDH).   The webinar featured the current and future development of this promising technology within the district heating sector.   Presenters included Hannah E. Murdock – REN21,  Laure Deschaintre – Solites and Professor Jan-Olof Dalenbäck – Chalmers University of Technology.  The event was moderated by Inés Arias Iglesias – Euroheat & Power.   You can watch the webinar here. The webinar was held 12 July, 2017, 15:00 -16:30

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...

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.