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June 2014 edition of REN21 Newsletter released

The June 2014 edition of the REN21 newsletter has just been released. Sign up and join thousands of decision makers in the renewables and sustainability sphere who are following the activities of our extensive network. This edition includes contributions by: REN21 Secretariat, SE4ALL, GWEC, GEF, IIASA, WBA, Ren Alliance, IRENA, ECREEE, ARE, UNEP, UNIDO, IGA, IHA, ISES & WWEA Subscribe the REN21 Newsletter

The Renewables 2014 Global Status Report is now available

The Renewables 2014 Global Status Report has been launched in New York, during the first UN Sustainable Energy for All Forum (SE4ALL), by the Chair of REN21, Arthouros Zervos and the Executive Secretary, Christine Lins. The video of the launch press conference can be watched here. Find out why 2013 has been a record year for renewable energy worldwide and discover the highlights of the new release. Download it or read it directly through our new brand online e-paper.

March 2014 edition of REN21 Newsletter released

The March 2014 edition of the REN21 newsletter has just been released. Sign up and join thousands of decision makers in the renewables and sustainability sphere who are following the activities of our extensive network. This edition includes contributions by: REN21 Secretariat, IRENA, ARE, UNEP, SE4ALL, IEA, World Bank, GEF, UNIDO, WBA, ISES, WWEA, UNESCO, GWEC & ICLEI Subscribe the REN21 Newsletter

South Africa International Renewable Energy Conference (SAIREC) date set

The Government of South Africa has officially announced that the next International Renewable Energy Conference in South Africa (SAIREC) will take place from 4-7 October 2015. Dedicated exclusively to the renewable energy sector, IREC is a high-level political conference series hosted by a national government every two years and convened by REN21. Each IREC acts as a common platform for government, private sector and civil society leaders to jointly address the goal of advancing renewable energy and has provided the impetuses for several momentous initiatives over the past decade. | more information

REN21 at COP19

In parallel with its 14th Steering Committee meeting, REN21 participated in two COP 19 side events in Warsaw, Poland, both events hosted by REN21 members. The REN Alliance event looked at the integration of technologies to achieve a 100% renewable society. “Achieving ecodevelopment through smart energy planning” was hosted by HELIO International. Here REN21 presented on the need for reliable information to make good decisions. Questions from the audience at both events illustrated the collective frustration at the slow integration of renewables into the energy mix. | more information

REN21 at a glance

Are you interested in knowing what REN21 did in 2013? What about what we plan to do in 2014? REN21’s 2013 Annual Report provides readers with this information and more. Links to all REN21’s 2013 publications are included in the on-line version making it a handy reference tool. If you would like a printed copy of the report, please contact us.

Webinar on Global Renewable Energy Status and Medium-term Outlook until 2018

The Clean Energy Solutions Center in partnership with the Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN21) and the International Energy Agency (IEA) is pleased to present a webinar exploring the key findings of REN21’s Renewables 2013 Global Status Report and IEA’s Medium-Term Renewable Energy Market Report 2013: Market Trends and Projections to 2018. | more information

Call for tender – ECOWAS Renewable Energy Status Report

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is one of the most active regions in Africa for the promotion of renewables and energy efficiency. The region’s considerable renewable energy resources are central in helping meet current and projected demand. Renewable energy also presents an opportunity for the region to achieve a globally important position in the renewable energy market, which is likely to become the cornerstone of a low-carbon green economy of the future. To facilitate the uptake of renewables in the region, REN21 and ECOWAS ECREEE have joined together to produce an ECOWAS Renewable Energy Status Report.  The following call is for authoring the ECOWAS Status Report and Executive Summary. The Terms of Reference are available here. For any questions, please contact the REN21 Secretariat The deadline date for receipt of the proposals is: Friday, 8th  November 2013, 17:00 (CET)  

Call for tender – REN21 Renewables 2014 Global Status Report

The Renewables Global Status Report is produced as a collaborative effort of more than 500 international experts, comprising several authors, a network of regional, technology and topical contributors, and expert reviewers. For the 2014 edition, the REN21 Secretariat is calling for tenders for the Research Direction and Lead Authorship position, as well as Lead Technology Authorships covering the renewable energy technologies (bioenergy, geothermal, hydropower, ocean energy, solar energy, wind power) and sectors (power, heating & cooling, transport) presented in the Renewables Global Status Report. | More information (click to download a zip file containing additional details) For further information, please contact the REN21 Secretariat. The deadline date for receipt of the proposals is: Friday, 11 October 2013, 10.00 AM (Paris time)

Start of GSR Webinar Series

Interested in learning about results from REN21’s Renewables 2013 Global Status Report? Want to hear about developments in your region? If so, join us for our webinar series starting this September. | more information regarding times and regions covered.

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