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About Renewable Energy

The Group of Experts on Renewable Energy was established to carry out action-oriented, practical activities on renewable energy in line with the UN Secretary General’s Sustainable Energy for All Initiative.

The Group of Experts on Renewable Energy focuses on activities that help significantly increase the uptake of renewable energy in the region and that help achieve the objective of access to energy for all in the UNECE region. The Group of Experts facilitates regulatory and policy dialogue and sharing of best practices on various renewable energy sources, including biomass, with a view to increasing the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix.

Overview of Activities on Renewable Energy

IN FOCUS

Status and Perspectives for Renewable Energy Development in the UNECE Region 2017
Jointly with Deutsche Energie-Agentur (dena) – German Energy Agency, Division of Renewable Energy and Energy-efficient Mobility 

The UNECE and the  German Energy Agency (dena) have joined forces to issue this report, which features good practices for and experiences of renewable energy policymaking. All countries can benefit from the experience of others in their quest to “do renewable energy right“.
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The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN21)  issued the REN21 UNECE Renewable Energy Status Report 2017

The UNECE Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Status Report 2017 provides a comprehensive overview of the current status of renewable energy and energy efficiency trends in the following 17 selected countries: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Montenegro, Russian Federation, Serbia, Tajikistan, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan.

The report was launched on 12 June 2017 at the Energy Ministerial and 8th International Forum on Energy for Sustainable Development in Astana, Kazakhstan, 11-14 June 2017

Two COP23 workshops aimed at fostering renewable energy within the UNECE region

Two workshops, held alongside of the COP23 climate conference in Bonn, seek to establish a venue for the exchange of information on Renewable Energy within the region. Collaboratively, decision makers from governments, market regulators and businesses being active in selected UNECE countries identified both challenges and barriers to the deployment of renewable energy sources and possible solutions for addressing these.  Read More

HIGHLIGHTS

Menu of Efficient and Economic Technologies and Policies to Promote Them in the ECE Region is here proposed as a working document  for a framework to exchange best practices in policies in order to accelerate renewable energy uptake in the region. It is the basis for a practical tool for collection, classification, exchange and use of information on concrete cases.

UNECE Renewable Energy Status Report: Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN21) and the UNECE have joined together to produce the UNECE Regional Renewable Energy Status Report 2015: ToR of the UNECE Status Report.