With over 500 authors, contributors and reviewers, the REN21’s Renewables Global Status Report (GSR) is today the most frequently referenced report on renewable energy market, industry and policy trends. “Renewables 2013: Global Status report” provides a comprehensive and timely overview of renewable energy market, industry, investment and policy development worldwide in 2012.
The publication showcases an impressive increase in global capacity across all renewable energy sectors, with supporting policies spreading simultaneously. The year 2012 saw a shift in investment patterns that led to a global decrease in clean energy investment while installed capacity continued to grow due to significant technology cost reductions and simultaneously an increase in investment in developing countries. Renewables progressively supplemented established electricity systems, demonstrating that the implementation of suitable policies can enable the successful integration of higher shares of variable renewables than was originally thought possible.