1 June 2016
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Presentation—Introduction to the webinar and panelists
Presentation—Christine Lins: Renewables 2016 Global Status Report
Presentation—Gregory Wetstone: The Renewable Energy Transition: A Status Report
Transcript—Webinar audio transcript
The Clean Energy Solutions Center, in partnership with the Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN21), hosted this webinar on the launch of REN21’s flagship report, Renewables 2016 Global Status Report.
Participants learned about how increased additions of solar photovoltaics and wind in the electricity sector have driven growth in other energy sectors; discovered how the energy and power markets are increasingly affected by renewable energy uptake; and heard how investment in developing countries surpassed that of industrialized countries for the first time. A special section of the webinar looked at the evolution of renewables in the North American context.
Presentations were followed by an interactive question and answer session with the audience.
Christine Lins, Executive Secretary, Renewable Energy Policy Network of the 21st Century (REN21)
Ms. Lins was appointed Executive Secretary of the Renewable Energy Policy Network of the 21st Century (REN21) in July 2011. REN21 is a global, public-private multi-stakeholder network on renewable energy that convenes international organisations, governments, industry associations, science and academia as well as NGOs working in the field of renewable energy. REN21 has its headquarters at the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in Paris, France. Ms. Lins has more than 18 years of working experience in the field of renewable energy sources.
Gregory Wetstone, President & CEO, American Council on Renewable Energy
Gregory Wetstone is President and Chief Executive Officer of the American Council for Renewable Energy (ACORE), a national nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing renewable energy through finance, policy and market development. With member companies from across the spectrum of renewable energy technologies and close ties to the renewable energy finance sector, ACORE is the preeminent voice for the nation’s renewable energy industry. Prior to joining ACORE, Greg oversaw government affairs as Vice President for Terra-Gen Power LLC, a renewable energy company with utility-scale wind, solar and geothermal energy facilities. He also served as Senior Director for Government and Public Affairs at the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) and Director of Programs at the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), where he founded the legislative program. Greg has written and spoken widely on energy and environmental issues and played an important role in crafting a number of important laws as Senior Counsel at the House Energy and Commerce Committee, including the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments. He has a J.D. from the Duke University School of Law and a B.S. in biology from Florida State University.