04 Apr 2014
REEEP is excited to announce that the Climate Knowledge Brokers Group Steering Group, including representatives from the Climate & Development Knowledge Network (CDKN), the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), the International Development Research Center (IDRC) and the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), this month selected REEEP as the hosting organization for the new Climate Knowledge Brokers Group (CKB Group) Coordination Hub. Read moreTags: CDKN, CKB, Climate Knowledge Brokers, REEEP
The second review period for REN21’s 2014 Global Status Report will begin this Friday April 4th and will run until Wednesday April 16th. This is an open peer review process; your feedback, as well as additional information that you may have, is welcome and will help to strengthen the quality of the Global Status Report.
The upcoming review round will focus on:
• Global Market Overview – cross-cutting developments and trends in renewable energy in 2013
• Market & Industry Trends by Technology (including bio-energy, geothermal power & heat; hydropower; ocean energy; solar PV; CSP; solar thermal heating & cooling; and wind power).
• Investment Trends
• Sidebars on related topics
To participate, please sign up to the REN21+ Online Review Tool at http://ren21plus.ren21.net/ (Detailed instruction are listed below).
Don’t be shy: review all the sections or simply one or two!
STEP 1: Go to http://ren21plus.ren21.net
STEP 2: Create a new account (a simple 2-step process)
Check your email folder for confirmation of registration
STEP 3: Go to the Groups Tab and click on: GSR Group Contributors & Reviewers
STEP 4: Once in the GSR Contributors & Reviewers Group, go the Documents to Review header and select GSR 2014 Review Draft 2
STEP 5: The GSR draft will open in a new window where you can make your in-line comments
Should you have any problems please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can view a short (2/12 minute) step-by-step video tutorial on how to use the review tool: http://ren21plus.ren21.net/my-peer-review
(Please note you can only access this video once you are signed into REN21+.)
25 Mar 2014
Philippe Benoit, the agency’s head of energy efficiency, spoke about this issue when he was in Bonn to attend a week-long round of United Nations climate-treaty talks earlier this month. He told delegates that while energy efficiency is often perceived as a “low-hanging fruit,” the difficulty in promoting it made it more like “a big watermelon” that’s hard to lift.
“People need to change their mindset about adopting efficiency measures”, Benoit said. Read moreTags: efficiency, Energy Efficiency, IEA, International Energy Agency
28 Feb 2014
Key stakeholders of the Uganda National Alliance for Clean Cooking (UNACC) met for a two day retreat to consolidate objectives and execute plans to increase distribution channels and improve the country’s development of the cookstove market.
Representatives from the clean cookstoves, fuels and the wider renewable energy sectors, forming part of the National Alliance’s National Executive Committee (NEC), met on 20-21 February in Uganda to approve the first year’s operational action plan. The two day event is the first of its kind since the UNACC has affirmed its role as national co-ordinator of the clean cookstove sector in Uganda. Read moreTags: Africa, cookstoves, development, Uganda
26 Feb 2014