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Meet the REN21 Team

    The REN21 Team is growing! Since April we have added three new  teams members. With this expanded team, REN21 is working hard to help speed up the energy transformation. Vibhushree Hamirwasia (Vibhu for short) is our new community manager. She is responsible for managing the REN21 Community. We want to further build on this broad and engaged community to increase both individual and collective action on the energy transition. Duncan Gibb is part of the Renewables Global Status Report team and brings his expertise on the heating sector. Lea Ranalder is developing the Renewables in Cities report: an important undertaking given the central role of cities in driving renewable energy uptake.  You can reach all of us via


REN21 is once again at the climate talks, taking place in Katowice, Poland 3-14 December. Go to our COP24 page to see the events that we are organising and are participating in. We also have a booth #33 in the Spodek Arena. Stop by, say “hello”  and get a copy of one of our publications.

IRENA Gender and Renewable Energy Survey

We need 5 minutes of your time!   IRENA with REN21 and GWNet are undertaking a global survey on gender and renewable energy. The objective of the survey is to gather quantitative and qualitative insights on the current status of women’s participation in the renewable energy sector, existing challenges and potential solutions to improve gender diversity.   Data will be used in the forthcoming Women in Renewable Energy report (IRENA). The findings from the survey will contribute to addressing the data and knowledge gap on gender in renewable energy, and inform policy making to ensure that the energy transition is inclusive and benefits from a wider pool of talent.   Anyone can contribute. Share the information with your network! Click here to access the survey.

Be a Part of the Data Collection for the next Global Status Report

REN21 has a begun its data collection process for the Renewables 2019 Global Status Report. Be a part of the team that produces the industry standard on the status of renewables!   The 2019 report’s feature chapter will address renewable energy in cities. If you have not done so already, you can join this process by completing a short Expression of Interest form. Data collection begins in October 2018. See the EOI form for the complete timeline for data collection and peer review.  

The September Newsletter is out!

The REN21 Community is growing and much is happening within the Secretariat and the Community. Our September version of the newsletter will guide you through the latest news that should not be missed.   You can access the newsletter here. In the future you can receive it directly in your inbox by subscribing here.

Finance & Economics Analyst Position Opening

The Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN21) is looking for one new team member to strengthen its research direction team.   The position for a Renewable Energy Finance & Economics Analyst is now open for applications. The position is based at REN21 Secretariat in Paris, France, and would also focus on distributed renewables for energy access    All suitable candidates are invited to submit their proposal by 21 October 2018, 23:00 (Paris time). Please find detailed descriptions for the position listed below.   Project Manager and Finance & Economics Analyst | Details Spread the word!    

GSR2018 Highlights Now in Russian

The GSR2018 Highlights are now available in Russian. Now more people than ever will be able to keep updated on the status of renewables. The highlights can be downloaded free-of-charge here. Please spread the word!

Brainstorming: REN21’s Renewable Energy in Cities Status Report

REN21 is holding a brainstorming session for a new REN21 publication: Renewable Energy in Cities Status Report. The session will take place 11 September, 2018, 2:30 – 5:30 pm, on the side-lines of the Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS) in San Francisco, USA – join us! The aim of the event is to: – identify entry points, data collection processes, and reporting systems; – define the report’s structure, topics and indicators to include; and – discuss possibilities for collaboration and onboarding partners and potential contributors. We are looking forward to your ideas!

REN21 Event at Global Climate Action Summit

REN21 is hosting an event at the Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS) 11 September – Join us! Superheroes for Sustainable and 100% Renewable Energy: Global Strategies for Decision-Makers runs 9:00 – 18:00,11 September at California College of the Arts – 10 minutes away from the main GCAS venue. This one-day forum is a collaboration of visionaries, leading global experts, policy makers, strategists, and technologists in sustainability and renewable energy from more than 10 different countries. If you will be attending the GCAS then please join us.  The forum complements Governor Jerry Brown’s Global Climate Action Summit  designed to imagine a 100% renewable energy future that will allow us to meet climate goals, 12-14 September in San Francisco, USA.

4th International Off-Grid Renewable Energy Conference & Exhibition

The fourth edition of the International Off-grid Renewable Energy Conference and Exhibition (IOREC) will take place in Singapore, 31 October – 1 November 2018, as a co-located event with the Asia Clean Energy Summit, during Singapore International Energy Week. The International Renewable Energy Agency, a REN21 member, organises IOREC every two years. The conference is considered the global platform for sharing experience and best practices on design and implementation of enabling policies, tailored financing schemes, innovative business models and technology applications for stand-alone and mini-grid systems. IOREC 2018 will present a key opportunity to discuss the measures necessary to accelerate off-grid systems deployment, and highlight their role in meeting several Sustainable Development Goals. In parallel with the conference, the Alliance for Rural Electrification will organise an exhibition offering private sector companies the opportunity to present their products and projects, while showcasing technologies and expertise at the forefront of off-grid renewables. For any queries regarding the Conference: For any queries regarding the Exhibition:

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