Policy frameworks need to take a systems approach with more fully integrated policies across sectors if we are serious about achieving the energy transition. To do this: measures are needed to support the integration of variable renewable energy policies need to be more comprehensive than those devised for the energy sector alone These are two key conclusions from this latest report on Renewable Energy Policies in a Time of Transition Renewables have experienced a remarkable evolution over the past decade now forming the cutting edge –with energy efficiency– of a global energy transition. The growth in the deployment of renewable energy technologies now outpaces that of any other energy source. But progress has not been homogenous. Uneven uptake, barriers ranging from technology and financial risks, and integration challenges in markets with high shares of renewables persist. This new joint publication of REN21, the IEA and IRENA outlines the options available to policy makers to support the development of renewables. An updated policy classification and terminology provides a global reference for policy instruments. The final chapter, “The Way Forward” proposes a holistic approach for policy making. Download the publication here.
17-18 April REN21 will be in Berlin at the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue, taking part of the discussion on the global energy transition along with energy stakeholders from across the world. Make sure to pass by our stand to have a chat and get to know more about our team, work and publications! The conference will take place at the Federal Foreign Office – Unterwasserstaße 10, Berlin, Germany.
Carbon Impact has been selected to author the 2018 SADC Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Status Report. This work is being carried out in partnership with the newly formed SADC Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (SACREEE). The report document existing data on renewable energy and energy efficiency and present case studies based on recent developments at the national or sub-regional level. The report will build on the 2015 report produced by REN21 and the SADC Secretariat. It will be developed over the course of 2018. If you would like to contribute to this report, please contact us at: email@example.com, putting SADC REPORT in the subject line
REN21’s 2017 Annual Report is now available online. The report summarises REN21’s activities throughout 2017, including our latest publications, activities, and presents the organisation’s 2016 accounts as well as its focus for 2018. The Annual Report 2017 is available here.
REN21 is looking for an authoring team to prepare a report on the status of renewable energy and energy efficiency in the SADC region. This work is being carried out in partnership with the newly formed SADC Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (SACREEE).
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