21 October 2015
10:00 a.m. EDT | 4:00 p.m. CEST
The Clean Energy Solutions Center, in partnership with the Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN21), is hosting a no-cost, webinar-based training for the launch of REN21’s flagship report, the Renewables 2015 Global Status Report, focusing on its findings related to heating and cooling.
Join us to find out what made 2014 another record year for renewables. Learn how increased additions of solar PV and wind in the electricity sector have driven other energy sectors and how 2014 marks the first time we decoupled CO2 emissions from economic growth.
This webinar will begin with an overview of REN21’s newly released Renewables 2015 Global Status Report and will then look at the heating and cooling sector in Asia. Asia uses the largest amount of modern renewable energy in the heating sector overall. In 2014, China continued to dominate the global solar heating market as well as lead the world in the direct use of geothermal and biogas for heat. The challenges of distributed energy production in this sector will also be discussed.
The presentations will be followed by a question and answer session with the audience.
About the Global Status Report: REN21’s Renewables Global Status Report (GSR), first released in 2005, provides a comprehensive and timely overview of renewable energy market, industry, investment and policy developments worldwide. The report is a true collaborative effort of authors, REN21 Secretariat staff and Steering Committee members, and regional research partners, and includes the input of over 500 individual contributors and reviewers. The GSR has become the most frequently referenced report on renewable energy business and policy, serving a wide range of audiences.
About the Clean Energy Solutions Centre: The Solutions Center, an initiative of the Clean Energy Ministerial, helps governments and policy experts design and implement clean energy policies by providing no-cost expert assistance, training, policy reports, data, and tools