11.2019 Good decisions require good information
Thinking Circular contributed to REN21’s Renewables Global Status Report (GSR). This report tracks the annual development of renewables using the most up-to-date information and data available. Its neutral, fact-based approach documents in detail the annual developments in market, industry and policy. The report is a collaborative effort, drawing on an international network of more than 1,500 authors, contributors and reviewers from over 155 countries. Now in its 15th year, the GSR is the most frequently referenced report on renewable energy market, industry and policy trends.
Since the first edition of the GSR in 2005, REN21 has continuously expanded its reporting. To highlight regional trends, REN21 has developed a Regional Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Status Report series and is now including reporting on renewable energy development in cities, considering the crucial involvement of cities in the energy transition and the existing data gap.
The new report series, Renewables in Cities 2019 Global Status Report, builds on the success of the Renewables Global Status Report and focuses specifically on the state of renewables in cities around the world and on the role of local action in the renewable energy transition. It looks at trends and developments of renewable energy in cities and its associated benefits, including impacts on air pollution, energy security and access, and socio-economic issues. This publication will help improve understanding of cities’ role in the energy transition, increase visibility for local action and showcase effective policies, finance and business models to inform decisions.