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REN21 Renewables 2014 Global Status Report (Webinar Series)

4 June 2014 to 8 July 2014

REN21’s Renewables Global Status Report (GSR), first released in 2005, provides a comprehensive and timely overview of renewable energy market, industry, investment and policy developments worldwide. The report is a collaborative effort involving lead authors, Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN21) Secretariat staff and Steering Committee members, regional research partners, and the input of over 500 individual contributors and reviewers. The GSR has become the most frequently referenced report on renewable energy business and policy, serving a wide range of audiences.

The Clean Energy Solutions Center, in partnership with the REN21), hosted a series of webinars in conjunction with the launch of the Renewables 2014 Global Status Report. Each webinar examined a different geographical region, including:

Attendees of the webinar that launched the series (see above YouTube recording) learned what made 2013 another record year for renewables, what the total global operating capacity of solar PV was and just how much wind power capacity came into operation. The webinar also discussed where the greatest number of additions to electric generating capacity occurred in 2013, who the new leaders in renewable energy deployment are, investment levels and policy developments. A short retrospective illustrated how the renewables sector has evolved over the past decade.

(webinar transcript)


Christine Lins, Executive Secretary of REN21, presented the webinar that launched the series. To learn about the panelists for each individual webinar in the series, see the individual webinars list above.

Christine LinsChristine Lins, Executive Secretary of REN21

Christine Lins was appointed as Executive Secretary of REN21, the Renewable Energy Policy Network of the 21st Century, in July 2011. During the last 10 years, she served as Secretary General of the European Renewable Energy Council, the united voice of Europe’s renewable energy industry. Lins has more than 17 years of working experience in the field of renewable energy sources. Previously, she worked in a regional energy agency in Austria promoting energy efficiency and renewable energy sources. Lins holds a master’s degree in international economics and applied languages.