Ren 21 Global status report 2017

The REN21 Renewables 2017 Global Status Report (GSR) is now available!  2016 saw record new additions of installed renewable energy capacity, rapidly falling costs and the decoupling of economic growth and energy related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions for the third year running all contribute to this transition

The Renewables 2017 Global Status Report (GSR2017) was launched 7 June at the 8th Clean Energy Ministerial in Beijing, China. This year’s report was accompanied by a new summary document called Advancing the Global Renewable Energy Transition: Highlights of the REN21 Renewables Global Status ReportThis publication is available in Russian, Chinese and English and attempts to put the findings of the GSR 2017 in the broader perspective of the global energy transition.

Building on the positive feedback following on last year’s release, the 2017 report is available once again on the GSR microsite.  Here you can find the full GSR report by chapter along with its colourful infographics. References are easily accessible – hover your mouse over a reference and see all the sources, including hyperlinks. The infographics are incorporated throughout the text and a simple navigation structure allows you to jump easily from chapter to chapter. The new GOOGLE translate function allows the user to translate the full content into his/her native language.  It’s not 100% perfect but the main elements are clear.

Estimated renewable energy share of total final energy consumption 2015

In parallel the report’s findings have been presented at series of events over the course of June in Colombia, France, India, Italy, Russia, Kazakhstan and Sweden. REN21 has also hosted a variety of webinars with REN21 network partners covering new themes in this year’s GSR, i.e. enabling technologies and system integration.  Recordings of these webinars – as well as the PowerPoint presentations – are available on the Clean Energy Solution Center’s website. One last webinar is still to be held. “Solar District Heating: A global and European overview” webinar will be occur 12 July, 2017, 15:00 CEST. It is co-organised by the European project SDHp2m and REN21. You can register here.

Shares of Biomass in Total Final Energy Consumption and in Final Energy Consumption by End-ise Sector 2015.


@This article is published by 2017-06-30 and has been edited by Lennart Ljungblom. is focusing on news that may have an impact on bioenergy business and also bioenergy news with impact on society and other relevant areas, on line since 2013.