Making the Connections

REN21 Secretariat

Making the Connections

Good decisions require good information.

The Renewables in Cities 2019 Global Status Report provides high quality, un-biased documentation of renewable energy trends and developments for city-level actors. It focuses specifically on the status of renewables in cities around the world and on the role of local action in the renewable energy transition. The 2019 edition of the report draws on the expertise of over 380 energy and city experts.

This new report series builds on the success of REN21’s Renewables Global Status Report (GSR).  The GSR tracks the annual development of renewables using the most up-to-date information and data available. Its neutral, fact-based approach documents the annual developments in renewable energy markets, investment and policy. The report is a collaborative effort, drawing on an international network of more than 1,500 authors, contributors and reviewers from over 155 countries. Now in its 15th year, the GSR is the most frequently referenced report on renewables.

Since the first edition of the GSR in 2005, REN21 has continuously expanded its reporting. To highlight regional trends, REN21 has developed Regional Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Status Reports. Work now includes reporting on renewable energy in cities, considering the crucial involvement of cities in the energy transition and the existing data gaps.

Download the Full Report here, and check out the City Showcase.

To learn more about REN21’s publications and collaborative culture, check out the Global Status Report, the Regional Status Reports,  the Global Futures Report, and the Thematic Reports.