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REEEP is excited to announce it has been selected to host the Coordination Hub for the Climate KnowledgeClimate is typically defined as the average weather (or more rigorously a statistical description of the average in terms of the mean and variability) over a period of time, usually 30 years. These quantities are most often surface variables such as temperature, precipitation, and wind. Climate ... Brokers Group.

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 more

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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 energyRenewable energy is power generated from infinite sources, such as wind or solar power. Conventional energy is generated from finite sources, such as natural gas or fossil oil. in 2013
• Market & Industry Trends by Technology (including bio-energy, geothermal powerAlso known as geothermal power. Heat that is stored inside the earth is transformed into electrical energy by geothermal power plants. This form of energy is considered to be cost-effective, reliable and friendly to the environment. & heat; hydropowerHydro power is electrical energy produced through the power of moving water. Power obtained from the (typically gravitational) movement of water.; ocean energyMarine power plants use energy from the ocean; types of ocean energy are marine current power, ocean thermal power, osmotic power, tidal energy and wave energy.The use of the vast potential energy within the oceans. Several kinds are possible, including OTEC and wave power.; solar PVPhotovoltaics (PV) is the field of technology and research related to the application of solar cells for energy by converting sunlight directly into electricity. Solar power is sometimes used as a synonym to refer to electricity generated from solar radiation.; CSP; solar thermalAims at transferring the radiation from the sun to thermal energy. Usually to warm up water. heatingDomestic heating describes the heating of private homes. & cooling; and wind powerWind power is the conversion of wind energy into a useful form, such as electricity, using wind turbines. By 2010, a single wind turbine can produce several MW of electric 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!

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GETTING STARTED…..

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: support@ren21.net

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+.)

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Energy efficiencyUsing less energy/electricity to perform the same function. Programs designed to use electricity more efficiently - doing the same with less. is the cheapest, fastest tool for cutting emissionsEmissions of greenhouse gases, greenhouse gas precursors, and aerosols associated with human activities, including the burning of fossil fuels, deforestation, land-use changes, livestock, fertilisation, etc. (IPCC) – it is important to get rid of its “boring” image to stimulate spending, the International Energy Agency IEA said.

Philippe Benoit, the agency’s head of energy efficiencyUsing less energy/electricity to perform the same function. Programs designed to use electricity more efficiently - doing the same with less., 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 more

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REN21 newsletter has just been published. In it you will find information on a whole host of activities that are being carried out in the renewablesRenewable energy is power generated from infinite sources, such as wind or solar power. Conventional energy is generated from finite sources, such as natural gas or fossil oil. sector ranging from new publications and initiatives to major technology sector conferences. For those of you who prefer to keep up to date with us on a regular basis you can follow us on Facebook and Twitter. You can check them out even if you are not subscribed to them. So what are you waiting for? Visit us and contribute to a better renewable world!

 

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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 energyRenewable energy is power generated from infinite sources, such as wind or solar power. Conventional energy is generated from finite sources, such as natural gas or fossil oil. 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 more

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REEEP is offering an Communications Internship
Hiring Period:
Mon, 7 April until Fri, 8 August 2014 (4 months)
Location:
REEEP International Secretariat, Vienna International Center, Vienna, Austria
Remuneration:
600 € (gross) per month, full – time basis (flexible working hours may be considered)
Application Deadline:
14 March 2014 Read more
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