Clean Energy Policy News

12 July 2011
The REN21 Renewables 2011 Global Status Report, released in July 2011, shows that the renewable energy sector continues to perform well despite continuing economic recession, incentive cuts, and low natural-gas prices. The report was commissioned by REN21 and produced in collaboration with a global network of research partners. Learn more.
9 May 2011
Close to 80% of the world's energy supply could be met by renewables by mid-century if backed by the right enabling public policies, according to a report (<em>Special Report on Renewable Energy Sources and Climate Change Mitigation</em>) released in May 2011. Learn more.
30 March 2011
The 2010 edition of Pew Charitable Trusts' Who’s Winning the Clean Energy Race? examines key financial, investment and technological trends related to clean energy in the world’s leading economies. The report focuses on investment, which is the "fuel that propels the innovation, commercialization, manufacturing and installation of clean energy technologies." Learn more.
30 March 2011
At the 2011 Clean Energy Ministerial, the International Energy Agency (IEA) introduced a new report titled Clean Energy Progress Report: IEA input to the Clean Energy Ministerial. The report provides background analyses for the ministerial sessions, highlights progress in the deployment of clean energy technologies globally, outlines the status of public spending on research, development and demonstration and discusses recent policy developments. Learn more.
21 February 2011
Investing 2% global GDP into ten key sectors can kick-start a transition towards a low carbon, resource efficient "green economy," aaccording to report launched in February 2011. The report, Towards a Green Economy: Pathways to Sustainable Development and Poverty Eradication, focuses on 10 key economic sectors seen as driving the defining trends of the transition to a clean energy economy. Learn more.