Release of the Renewables 2013 Global Status Report

The Renewables 2013 Global Status Report provides unparalleled information on renewable energy markets, industries and policy frameworks. The report showcases an impressive increase in global capacity across all renewable energy sectors, with supporting policies spreading simultaneously; Of the 138 countries with renewables targets or policies in place, two-thirds are in the developing world. Investment in renewable energy significantly increased in developing countries in 2012 while globally it decreased due to reduced technology costs and policy instability in some industrialised countries. In 2012, an estimated 5.7 million people worldwide worked directly or indirectly in the renewable energy sector.

The 180 page report covers recent developments, current status and key trends. Over 500 contributors participated in this year’s process, making the GSR 2013 a truly international and collaborative effort.

The report was launched June 12th, 2013 in conjunction with the Frankfurt School –UNEP/BNEF’s Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2013 | more information