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June 12, 2012
Brattle Principal Jürgen Weiss Contributes to Renewables 2012 Global Status Report

Brattle principal Jürgen Weiss served as a lead topical contributor for the Renewables 2012 Global Status Report, released on June 11th by the Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN21). Since its inaugural release in 2005, REN21’s Global Status Report has grown to become a collaborative effort of over 400 authors, contributors, and reviewers, and is currently the most frequently referenced report on renewable energy market, industry, and policy trends. The report covers recent developments, current status, and key trends of the renewable energy sector and aims to serve as a benchmark for measuring global progress in the deployment of renewable energy. The findings presented in the 2012 Global Status Report reflect the steady growth in renewable energy markets, support policies, and investment over recent years. The report finds that renewable energy sources have grown to supply nearly 17% of global final energy consumption in 2010. Additionally, during 2011, modern renewables continued to grow strongly in all end-use sectors, which include power, heating and cooling, and transport. The 2012 report also highlights a specific focus on rural renewable energy, which has been made possible for communities in developing countries due to technological innovation and cost reductions of renewable technologies. Dr. Weiss was a lead topical contributor on Energy Infrastructure and Storage alongside Sven Teske of Greenpeace International. For more information or to view the 2012 Global Status Report, please visit the REN21 website.