GSR 2023 Collection: Discover the Energy Demand Modules

The Renewables 2023 Global Status Report (GSR) goes modular. Find out everything about the launch of its very first module on Renewables in Energy Demand and the new GSR structure.

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GSR 2023 Collection: Energy Demand Modules just launched

For the first time, the GSR is released as a collection of modules, with the first one focusing on Renewable Energy Demand. The Energy Demand Modules cover the uptake of renewables across the Buildings, Industry, Transport, and Agriculture sectors.

Find the report and an interactive microsite for the modules here.

Renewables in Energy Demand Modules

Renewables in Energy Demand Week: 3-6 April 2023

The REN21 Secretariat is hosting the Renewables in Energy Demand Week on April 3-6, a virtual event series dedicated to sharing relevant trends on each sector from the report. Events will take place as follows:

  • Renewables in Demand: Buildings – Monday, April 3 | 15:00-16:00 CET. Register.
  • Renewables in Demand: Industry – Tuesday, April 4 | 15:00-16:00 CET. Register.
  • Renewables in Demand: Transport – Wednesday, April 5 | 16:00-17:00 CET. Register.
  • Renewables in Demand: Agriculture – Thursday, April 6 | 9:00-10:00 am CET. Register. 

The Renewables Global Status Report goes modular

Since 2005, REN21’s Renewables Global Status Report (GSR) has spotlighted ongoing developments and emerging trends that shape the future of renewables. It is a collaborative effort involving hundreds of experts. This year’s edition (18th) has evolved in design and structure to reflect the fundamental changes in the global energy landscape.

The new structure is in the form of a collection of five publications:

In addition to presenting the trends in renewable energy supply, it also dives into the energy demand sectors, with dedicated modules on buildings, industry, transport and agriculture. It includes a publication on energy systems and infrastructure with renewables, as well as a publication on renewables for economic and social value creation, acknowledging the key role that energy plays across economies and societies.
A final systemic global overview offers readers a cross-cutting view on the current uptake of renewables.

This new structure makes the GSR a key tool in expanding the renewable energy discussion into key sectors and ecosystems, developing a shared language and driving a stronger integration of supply, demand, infrastructure, market and investment.

What is the new GSR 2023 structure?

The Renewables Global Status Report shifted to become the Renewables Global Status Report collection. Its essence as a summary report remains the same, but now the GSR collection is divided into a sequence of modules published throughout the year, comprising 

   1. Global Overview  

   2. Renewables in Energy Demand:

      • Agriculture
      • Buidings
      • Industry
      • Transport

   3. Renewables in Energy Supply 

      • Bioenergy  
      • Hydrogen 
      • Geothermal  
      • Heat Pumps  
      • Hydropower 
      • Ocean Power 
      • Concentrating Solar Thermal Power  
      • Solar PV  
      • Solar Thermal  
      • Wind Power  

   4. Energy Systems and Infrastructure for Renewables  

      • Energy Efficiency 
      • Grid Transmission and Distribution 
      • Flexibility 
      • Energy Storage 
      • Demand-Side Management 

   5. Renewables for Economic and Social Value Creation

   6. Special Feature: Policies in Focus

   7. Special Feature: Cities in Focus

When will the GSR 2023 modules be released?

Mark your calendars to discover the forthcoming GSR 2023 Modules:

  • March 2023 – Energy Demand Modules
  • May 2023 – Renewable Energy in Supply Module
  • May 2023 – Renewable Energy Systems and Infrastructure Module
  • June 2023 – Renewables for Economic and Social Value Creation Module
  • June 2023 – Global Overview

Did you know you can (still) contribute to the GSR?

Fill out the Expression of Interest form and tell us how you would like to contribute or directly contribute to the Data Collection process by sharing your knowledge with us.