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UNECE Renewable Energy Status Report

To facilitate the uptake of renewables in the ECE region, REN21 and UNECE have joined together to produce the UNECE Regional Renewable Energy Status Report. The report covers the following countries:   Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Montenegro, Russian Federation, Serbia, Tajikistan, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and  Uzbekistan     You can access this newly released report (Dec 2015) here.

REN21 Renewables Global Status Report 2014 (GSR2014) now available in Mandarin!

REN21’s flagship publication on the global status of Renewable Energy can now be downloaded in a Chinese language version here.  We wish to cordially thank our REN21 network partners from the Chinese Renewable Energy Industries Association (CREIA) for making this translated edition of the GSR2014 possible.

December 2014 edition of REN21 Newsletter released

The December 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, European Commission Directorate General for Energy, GIZ, ARE, Africa-EU Renewable Energy Cooperation Programme, UNEP, WWEA, 21st Century Power Partnership, ISES, GWEC Subscribe the REN21 Newsletter

Call for tender – EAC and SADC Renewable Energy Status Reports

To facilitate the uptake of renewables in Eastern Africa as well as the SADC region, REN21 and UNIDO  have joined together to produce the EAC and SADC Regional Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Status Reports. Terms of Reference are available here: TOR EAC Status Report TOR SADC Status Report The deadline date for receipt of proposals is: 16 January 2015, 17:00 (CET)

The ECOWAS Regional Report is now available

The ECOWAS regional report, jointly published by REN21 and ECREEE was launched in Bonn, Germany at the REN21 Renewable Academy.  The report details ECOWAS Member states’ commitment to developing renewable energy and energy efficiency by addressing current energy sector challenges while simultaneously building a resilient energy system. Sustained investment in the region’s renewables sector however is desperately needed. The report is for policymakers, industry, investors and civil society to make informed decisions with regards to the diffusion of renewable energy.  The 92-page report covers recent developments, current status, and key trends; by design, it does not provide analysis or forecast. It is available in English, French, and Portuguese. Download it here:

The REN21 10 Year Report is now available

The REN21 10 Year Report was launched in Bonn, Germany at the REN21 Renewable Academy The First Decade: 2004-2014 documents the evolution of renewables since 2004 measuring progress by technology and by region, ending with a look at lessons learnt and offering a vision for the future. Scenarios illustrating that by 2050, 65-94% of electricity and 30-72% of transport are likely to be met by renewables are also presented as possible future developments. Download it here.

Call for tender – REN21 Renewables 2015 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 2015 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 (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, 7 November 2014, 5.00 PM (Paris time)

The Mini-grid Policy Toolkit is now available

The Mini-grid Policy Toolkit was launched in Rome, at the Ministerial Conference: “Italy-Africa Working Together for a Sustainable Energy Future”, in cooperation with Africa-EU Energy Partnership. Download it now to learn about how we can bring about  rural electrification through renewable-powered mini-grids.

September 2014 edition of REN21 Newsletter released

The September 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, WBA, IRENA, ECREEE, UNEP, WWEA, IEA, REEP, World Bioenergy Association, Ministry of Foreign Affairs UAE, IEA, International Hydropower Association, GIZ, World Geothermal Congress Subscribe the REN21 Newsletter

The IEA Medium-Term Renewable Energy Market Report 2014 has been launched

The International Energy Agency (IEA) has launched its Medium-Term Renewable Energy Market Report via a webinar/teleconference onThursday, 28 August 2014 at 11:00 AM (Paris time). The IEA Medium-Term Renewable Energy Market Report 2014 assesses market trends for renewables in the electricity, transport and heat sectors, identifying drivers and challenges to deployment, and making projections through 2020. The report presents for the first time an investment outlook for renewable power capacity, in addition to projections for renewable electricity technologies, a global biofuels supply forecast and extended analysis of final energy use of renewables for heat. | more information

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