The European Commission is hosting a Brussels launch event for the REN21 Renewables 2012 Global Status Report on July 16, 2012. The REN21 Renewables 2012 Global Status Report, released on June 11, 2012, speaks of the cumulating effect of steady growth in renewable energy markets, support policies and investment over the past years.
REN21’s Renewables Global Status Report is an annual publication tracking the developments in the field of renewable energy and was first released in 2005. Over the years, the GSR has grown to become a collaborative effort of over 400 contributors and reviewers, and is today the most frequently referenced report on renewable energy market, industry and policy trends. The GSR is a unique overview of the status of renewable energy worldwide, covering markets, investment, industries, policies, and rural renewable energy in developing countries, with a special focus on rural renewable energy, highlighting the main trends in Africa, Asia and Latin America.