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GSR 2015 Key Findings Available in Chinese!

Following the launch of the Renewables 2015 Global Status Report June 18th at the Vienna Energy Forum, the REN21 secretariat is continuing to spread the news.  Christine Lins, REN21’s Executive Secretary, was at our latest launch in Guang ying, China. Our network members are also doing their part. Adnan Z Amin, Director-General of IRENA, also attended a conference in Beijing, China on the 26th of June. Keep your eyes on this news feed for further updates on launches and events worldwide. You can download the GSR and all key findings here at

China Launch of REN21’s Renewables 2015 Global Status Report

We request the pleasure of your company for the China launch of REN21’s Renewables 2015 Global Status Report on 24 June 2015.   First released in 2005, REN21’s annual Renewables Global Status Report provides a comprehensive and timely overview of renewable energy markets, industries, investments, and policy developments worldwide. It enables policymakers, industry, investors, and civil society to make informed decisions. The Renewables Global Status Report relies on up-to-date renewable energy data, provided by an international network of more than 500 contributors, researchers, and authors. Today it is the most referenced report on renewable energy market, industry and policy trends.    Where: Embassy of Austria in Beijing Jian Guo Men Wai, Xiu Shui Nan Jie 5, Beijing 100600, China   AGENDA 15.30 Registration   16.00 Welcome & Opening Remarks Ambassador Irene Giner-Reichl, Austrian Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China and Mongolia   16.15 Presentation of REN21’s Renewables 2015 Global Status Report Christine Lins, Executive Secretary, REN21   16.45 High-level commentaries – Shi Lishan, Deputy Director-General, New energy and renewable energy department, National Energy Administration (NEA) – Li Junfeng, President, Chinese Renewable Energy Industries Association (CREIA)   17.15 Discussion   17.30 Buffet Dinner and Networking   Given the limited room capacity, early registration is highly recommended. In order to reserve your place and for security reasons, please register for the event no later than 19th June 2015 by sending an e-mail to Ms. Angelika Schoenegger-Men,   Copies of the REN21 Renewables 2015 Global Status Report incl. key findings in...

New Website & Renewables Interactive Map launched!

It was time for a little overhaul of our website. We invite you to check out the new design, content and of course REN21’s latest iteration of the Renewables Interactive Map.   Access to the latest data and statistics in the renewables sector is crucial to the decision making processes of policy makers and investors. The Map provides the means to compile and share detailed information on the status of renewable energy policies, technologies and investment trends across the world. Information on the Map is sourced directly from REN21’s annual Renewables Global Status Report and the organisations vast network of contributors, representing the timeliest information about renewable energy.   Information on the Map is categorised along five main topics: Policies, targets, shares, renewables economy, and renewable energy markets, allowing streamlined access to topics the user may be interested in, through the use of topic and technology filters.

South Africa International Renewable Energy Conference

The Government of South Africa has teamed up with REN21 – the Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century – to organise the next International Renewable Energy Conference (IREC) in South Africa.   Learn more about SAIREC here.   The conference will take place between the 4-7 October 2015.

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.

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