REN21’s Renewables 2017 Global Status Report

In the beginning of June, the Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN21) launched its annual edition of the ‘Renewables Global Status Report”. This annual report maps out the global trends of the deployment of renewable energy.

This year’s report finds positive evidence for a global energy transition towards renewable energy deployment, such as an increase in the amount of installed renewable energy capacity, falling costs for the production and deployment of solar PV and wind power, and evidence for a continuous decoupling between economic growth and energy-related carbon dioxide emissions.

However, the report also finds that despite these positive trends, the rate of the transition is not going fast enough to reach the goals established in the Paris Agreement of keeping global temperature rise to well below 2 degrees Celsius.

To learn more about the trends of the different types of renewable energy being invested in and deployed in 2016, please click here to download the full report.

To learn more about REN21 and its work on enhancing the global transition towards renewable energy through knowledge exchange, policy development and joint action, please click here.