Global Status Report

Renewables 2017 Global Status Report

The 2017 Edition of the REN21 Renewables Global Status Report reveals a global energy transition well underway, with record new additions of installed renewable energy capacity, rapidly falling costs, and the decoupling of economic growth and energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.  This year’s report continues REN21’s long-standing tradition of providing the most up-to-date data and informative infographics to detail renewable energy’s contribution to the energy transition.

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REN21 Webinars

REN21 is hosting a series of webinars with the Clean Energy Solutions Centre and the International Solar Energy Society (ISES).

Renewables Rising: What is driving uptake?

June 7, 2017

09:00 EST / 15:00 CEST / 21:00 CST

The Clean Energy Solutions Center, in partnership with the Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN21), is hosting a no-cost webinar on the launch of REN21’s flagship report, Renewables 2017 Global Status Report. Find out how the renewable energy market evolved over 2016 and what policy developments drove uptake.

The webinar will begin with an overview of REN21’s newly released Renewables 2017 Global Status Report, followed by a specific look at 2016 developments in China. Globally, China maintains its lead for new installations in solar photovoltaics and wind despite a significant decline in the country’s annual market. Hear about what this means for renewables in China, the opportunities and challenges and its significance for the sector as a whole.

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  • Christine Lins, Executive Secretary, REN21
  • Mr. Li Junfeng, Director General of China’s National Center for Climate Change Strategy and International Cooperation (NCSC)

The presentations will be followed by an interactive question and answer session with the audience.

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Breaking Down Silos: What does linking renewable energy, energy access and energy efficiency really look like?

June 8, 2017

9:00 EST / 15:00 CEST

Renewable energy and energy efficiency can be used in concert to address energy access concerns. By reducing the amount of energy required to provide modern energy services, energy efficiency is an important—and in some cases necessary—driver of energy access. Evidence shows that energy efficiency can dramatically improve the economics of energy access by reducing the upfront investment and ongoing fuel costs and by improving system reliability and performance where existing supply resources fall short. Some estimates calculate that the use of currently available energy efficiency measures could result in the delivery of universal access to modern energy services using 50%–85% less energy than prevailing estimates say is required. The effects are especially pronounced in energy access efforts that focus on distributed, off-grid renewable energy systems.

Join us to discuss what is needed to establish strong connections between renewable energy, energy access and energy efficiency.

SPEAKERS
  • Hannah E. Murdock, Project Manager & Analyst, REN21
  • Matt Jordan, Project Manager, Global Lighting and Energy Access Partnership, CLASP
  • Aaron Leopold, Global Energy Representative, Practical Action

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Status of Renewables

June 14, 2017

06:00 EST / 12:00 CEST

Held in cooperation with the International Solar Energy Society (ISES)

Join us to find out what made 2016 another record year for renewables and for solar in particular. The webinar will begin with an overview of REN21’s newly released Renewables 2017 Global Status Report and will then look at the expanding role of solar in the power and heating and cooling sector.

Christine Lins, Executive Secretary of REN21 will highlight the latest data on solar energy technologies, investment and policies.

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  • Christine Lins, Executive Secretary, REN21
  • Dr. Sven Teske, Research Principle at the Institute for Sustainable Futures

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Enabling Technologies: Key role in increasing renewable energy uptake?

June 15, 2017

10:00 EST / 16:00 CEST

Most power sector growth has occurred among variable renewable energy technologies—wind power and solar photovoltaics—raising concerns about potential challenges of integrating large shares of variable power into existing power systems. Against this backdrop, certain enabling technologies can serve two synergistic purposes: creating new conduits for renewable energy to reach all end-use sectors, and facilitating the successful integration of ever-growing shares of variable renewable electricity generation.

This webinar will present REN21’s recently released Renewable 2017 Global Status Report and discuss current developments in various energy technologies, infrastructure, markets and institutional frameworks that can advance and facilitate expanded deployment of renewable energy.

SPEAKERS
  • Rana Adib, Research Coordinator, REN21
  • Ilya Chernyakhovskiy, Energy Analyst, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

The presentations will be followed by an interactive question and answer session with the audience.

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Previous Editions of the Report

Renewables 2016 Global Status Report : Archive

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Renewables 2014 Global Status Report

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Renewables 2012 Global Status Report

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Renewables 2010 Global Status Report

Renewables 2007 Global Status Report

Renewables 2015 Global Status Report : Archive

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Renewables 2013 Global Status Report

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Renewables 2011 Global Status Report

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Renewables 2009 Global Status Report

Renewables 2006 Global Status Report

Renewables 2005 Global Status Report

The Renewables Global Status Report (GSR) is a sister publication to the Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment Report (GTR) produced by Frankfurt School UNEP Collaborating Centre for Climate & Sustainable Energy Finance. The most recent edition of the report, launched in 2017, is available here.

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