European Commission hosting Brussels Launch of REN21 Renewables 2012 Global Status Report on July 16, 2012

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.

Aspects of this report are very relevant to coasts and marine areas in Europe. EUCC Advisory Board Member Magdalena Muir was a reviewer and contributor to the 2012 GSR on the energy and water nexus; the use of renewable energy in arid, arctic, island and remote locations; and marine renewable energy and offshore grid infrastructure in Europe and globally. The GSR 2012 report places a special focus on rural renewable energy, highlighting the main trends in Africa, Asia and Latin America.
The Brussels launch event will give European stakeholders an opportunity to participate in a presentation of the key findings of the GSR 2012 and engage in an interactive discussion on the state of renewable energy in Europe.
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