REN21 Renewables 2015 Global Status Report: Energy Efficiency (Webinar)

16 July 2015

REN21 2015 Global Status Report Webinar Series > Energy Efficiency

The Clean Energy Solutions Center, in partnership with the Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN21), hosted this webinar for the launch of REN21’s flagship report, the Renewables 2015 Global Status Report, focusing on its findings related to energy efficiency. The webinar began with an overview of REN21’s newly released Renewables 2015 Global Status Report and then examined energy efficiency within European and North American renewable energy sectors. North America and Europe experienced drops in energy intensity of 1.7% and 1.5% respectively, demonstrating the untapped energy efficiency potential. Webinar participants also heard about new developments to improve energy efficiency in the renewables sector, as well as the challenges the sector faces. Presentations were followed by a question and answer session with the audience.

About the Global Status Report: REN21’s Renewables Global Status Report (GSR), first released in 2005, provides a comprehensive and timely overview of renewable energy market, industry, investment and policy developments worldwide. The report is a true collaborative effort of authors, REN21 Secretariat staff and Steering Committee members, and regional research partners, and includes the input of over 500 individual contributors and reviewers. The GSR has become the most frequently referenced report on renewable energy business and policy, serving a wide range of audiences.


Rana AdibRana Adib, Research Coordinator, Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (at REN21)

Since 2009, Rana Adib has been the Research Coordinator at REN21, the Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century, based in Paris. Key among her responsibilities is the annual production of REN21’s highly referenced Renewables Global Status Report. Prior to REN 21, Rana worked for over 10 years in private industry and applied research in the area of renewable energy, energy access and waste management. She was also responsible for coordinating the biogas-to-energy research programme of Veolia Environment. Rana holds a master’s degree in industrial engineering from the University of Wedel in Germany.

Ksenia PetrichenkoKsenia Petrichenko, Researcher, Copenhagen Centre on Energy Efficiency (C2E2)

Ksenia Petrichenko is a Researcher at the Copenhagen Centre on Energy Efficiency (C2E2), which is a part of the the UNEP-DTU Partnership. Mrs. Petrichenko provides analytical support to the Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) initiative through research on energy efficiency and renewable best practices, development of regional techno-economic pathways by 2030 towards the SE4ALL objectives, provision of technical support to developing countries and emerging economies and collaboration with various organisation on accelerating energy efficiency actions. Mrs. Petrichenko has a PhD in Environmental Sciences from Central European University as well as an MSc in Environmental Sciences and MA in Economics.