First released in 2005, REN21’s Renewables Global Status Report (GSR) provides a comprehensive and timely overview of renewable energy market, industry, investment and policy developments worldwide. It enables policymakers, industry, investors and civil society to make informed decisions. The Renewables Global Status Report relies on up-to-date renewable energy data, provided by an international network of more than 500 contributors, researchers, and authors. It is incredibly comprehensive and should be in your virtual reference library.
The report covers: global overview, market & industry trends, investment flows, the policy landscape, distributed renewable energy for energy access, energy efficiency and a feature of using renewables for climate change adaptation.
The report covers all renewable energy technologies as well as the power, heating, cooling and transport sectors.
Yes, it actually has a chapter on energy efficiency and the energy efficiency community should take notice of this. The chapter is entitled “Energy Efficiency: Renewable Energy’s Twin Pillar.” That’s exactly as it should be positioned.
REN 21 is always looking for more data and more expert reviewers. Maybe it is time to play a role. Information on the report is available on the REN 21 website.