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Last Updated: Jun 15, 2022


As the world’s only crowd-sourced report on renewable energy, the Renewables 2022 Global Status Report (GSR) is in a class of its own. The Renewables 2022 Global Status Report documents the progress made in the renewable energy sector. It highlights the opportunities afforded by a renewable-based economy and society, including the ability to achieve more diversified and inclusive energy governance through localised energy generation and value chains. Countries with higher shares of renewables in their total energy consumption enjoy a greater level of energy independence and security.

In response to an unprecedented public health crisis, countries around the world had hoped to seize the post-COVID-19 opportunity for a green and equitable recovery. Unfortunately, and despite record growth in renewable energy deployment in 2021, this historic chance has been lost. As of mid-2022, the world was experiencing its biggest energy crisis on record. Although this crisis was exacerbated by the Russian Federation’s February 2022 invasion of Ukraine, prices for fossil fuels – coal, oil and natural gas – were already spiking by late 2021, leading to the threat of energy poverty for billions of people.

Despite evidence that renewables are the most affordable energy source to both improve resilience and support decarbonisation, governments across the world continue to resort to fossil fuel subsidies to keep energy bills under control. This growing gap between countries’ ambition and action on the ground is alarming and sends a clear warning that the global energy transition is not happening.

Building the sustainable energy future

There is an unprecedented momentum for leaving the fossil fuel age behind us. And we must do it now. Before the COVID pandemic, millions of young people took to the streets to force decision-makers to understand the climate crisis we are facing. While protests had to go digital over the last several months, it does not alter the fact that patience and faith in politicians, who hesitate and waver, is fading away.

We at REN21 know that with a rapid transition to renewable energy and energy efficiency we can turn the tide. With our worldwide community of experts, we can prove that a transition to renewable energy is possible and happening – now! Together, let’s bring that knowledge to every citizen and every decision-maker throughout the world.

Be one of the first to know the latest status of renewables globally – Join our launch events from 15 June.

Join us on Wednesday 15 June to offically launch REN21’s flagship report Renewables 2022 Global Status Report (#GSR2022) and find out about the latest trends and key findings in renewables. Ms Teresa Ribera, the Spanish Third Deputy Prime Minister of Spain, and Minister for the Ecological Transition of Spain will share Spain’s experience and best practice in renewables.

Follow our conversation on IDAE’s YouTube page, from 13:00 CEST. We’re hosting many other events over the coming weeks; below is a snapshot of those not to be missed. This is our opportunity to bridge sectors, unpack policy, investment, market and industry trends and build momentum around the necessary structural shifts for the uptake of renewables – now.

In addition, we are hosting a number of thematic and regional events – and, as always, you are invited. Main events will be added below, and additional speaking engagements are added regularly on our Let’s Meet Up web calendar

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