Roundtable Discussion “Action Now! Renewable energy deployment under the current economic situation: Realistic actions for the short run”
10 November 2011, Berlin
On invitation only
The Joint REWP/RETD Workshop: Renewable Energy – from Analysis to Action (Paris, 15-16 March 2011)[i] addressed the need for a fast and large-scale deployment of renewable energy in order to achieve ambitious GHG emission reductions at minimal direct cost. This will result in an increased security of supply and in sustainable economic development. Furthermore, it was concluded that there is no shortage of finance to drive this change, but rather a shortage of a stable and predictable policy context.
The Joint IRENA/RETD Workshop: Recent energy sector developments and their impact on renewable energy prospects (Bonn, 29 June 2011)[ii] concluded that the evidence from energy modeling work and assessment studies should be better translated into policy relevant messages. This will help to counter the increased and effective ‘sales promotion’ of conventional energy technologies, and to build a stable policy context for investments in renewable energy.
At the IEA-RETD “Action Now!” Roundtable Discussion in Berlin, these two topics, ‘attracting finance’ and ‘clear messages’ were addressed. The objective of the roundtable was to identify a number of viable actions that are needed for the short term. The workshop conclusions can be found here.
[i] Joint REWP/RETD Workshop: Renewable Energy – from Analysis to Action, Paris, 15-16 March 2011 http://iea-retd.org/archives/events/renewable-energy-%e2%80%93-from-analysis-to-action
[ii] Joint IRENA/RETD Workshop: Recent energy sector developments and their impact on renewable energy prospects, Bonn, 29 June 2011 http://www.irena.org/menu/index.aspx?mnu=Subcat&PriMenuID=30&CatID=79&SubcatID=131