Regional Status Reports

UNECE Renewable Energy Status Report

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Despite comprising over 300 million inhabitants and representing 4.9% of the world’s GDP, 17 UNECE countries in South and Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia had only 0.5% or USD 0.9 billion of global renewable energy investment in 2014. Attracting investment is a major challenge in these countries, despite numerous support schemes and policies for renewable energy.

This report provides a comprehensive overview of the status of renewable energy and energy efficiency markets, industry, policy and regulatory frameworks, and investment activities. It covers 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.The UNECE Status Report is now available in Russian.

This project is part of the International Climate Initiative (IKI) – the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) supports this initiative on the basis of a decision adopted by the German Bundestag

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SADC Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Status Report

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(SADC) is one of the oldest regional economic communities on the African continent. The region is now becoming a key player in the international trend towards development of renewable energy resources and energy efficiency.

However regional challenges persist particularly around energy access, health and environment, energy security, infrastructure and financing. The SADC Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Status Report provides an comprehensive overview of where the opportunities and challenges lie for meeting the region’s need for accessible, clean and sustainable energy.

The accompanying SADC Interactive Map provides an easy-to-use interface to consult and download data for one or multiple fields. Using the Interactive Map, information can be selected by country, technology or policies and targets.

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ECOWAS Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Status Report

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The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) region has vast renewable energy resources but the energy market to-date remains underdeveloped. REN21’s ECOWAS Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Status Report documents developments in the region, providing a regional perspective on the renewable energy and energy efficiency market and industry development across West Africa.

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.

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MENA Renewables Status Report

 

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region has a vast abundance of renewable energy resources. With its strong demographic growth, rapid urbanization and an expanding economy, the MENA region is experiencing a strong growth in demand for energy and electricity.

The MENA Renewables Status Report, produced by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), REN21, and the United Arab Emirates, and released in June 2013 as an outcome of ADIREC, the Abu Dhabi International Renewable Energy Conference, provides a status overview of renewable energy markets, industry, policy and investment trends in the region, drawing on the most recent data available. It is produced in cooperation with over 50 contributors and researchers in the region and reveals massive growth in the renewable energy markets of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Regional investment topped US$2.9 billion in 2012, up 40% from 2011 and 650% from 2004. With over 100 projects under development, the region could see a 450% increase in non-hydro renewable energy generating capacity in the next few years.

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Indian Renewable Energy Status Report

The Indian Renewable Energy Status Report provides a comprehensive review of the current status of renewable energy deployment and policies in India. It starts off with a description of the institutional framework guiding energy development in India – both at national and regional level, the main policy drivers impacting energy, and the major policy actions India has taken that impact renewable energy deployment. The paper presents estimates of potential for wind, solar, small hydro, and bioenergy and the deployment of each of these technologies to date in India. The potentials for India to meet large-scale generation needs and provide access to remote, non-electrified populations are also covered. Finally, the enabling environment required to facilitate rapid scale of renewable energies is discussed, including technology transfer and status of financing in India.

The Indian Renewable Energy Status Report provides a comprehensive review of the current status of renewable energy deployment and policies in India. It starts off with a description of the institutional framework guiding energy development in India – both at national and regional level, the main policy drivers impacting energy, and the major policy actions India has taken that impact renewable energy deployment. The paper presents estimates of potential for wind, solar, small hydro, and bioenergy and the deployment of each of these technologies to date in India. The potentials for India to meet large-scale generation needs and provide access to remote, non-electrified populations are also covered. Finally, the enabling environment required to facilitate rapid scale of renewable energies is discussed, including technology transfer and status of financing in India.

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Chinese Renewable Energy Status Report

REN21 released its report Recommendations for Improving the Effectiveness of Renewable Energy Policies in China. This report provides a list of recommendations to the policy makers in China on improving the effectiveness of renewable energy policies domestically.

This report was commissioned by REN21 and produced in collaboration with the Chinese Renewable Energy Industry Association (CREIA) and technology experts from various Chinese research institutions and the private sector. It was derived from a larger background paper with more detailed scrutiny of each renewable energy technology and its policy implications in China.

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