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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.