Renewables Global Futures Report (New Report January 2013)
A ground-breaking publication on the range of credible possibilities for the future of renewable energy, based on expert interviews and scenarios. Includes energy shares, integration challenges, investment futures, market and technology projections, and coverage of local, national, and global levels.
Renewables Global Status Report (New Edition June 2012)
The 2012 edition is now available! A unique synthesis of the renewable energy situation worldwide, in both developed and developing countries, including markets, investments, industry, policies, and rural energy.
Renewable Energy in China (New Articles July 2010)
Current market and policy information; Renewable Energy Law of 2005 and future renewable energy development targets; links to English-language reports and web sites; historical conference materials.
Renewable Energy Futures (Updated with 2010-2011 studies)
Scenarios, visions, and pathways for renewables globally, regionally, and locally, for the period 2020-2050, including "100%" futures. Recent reports about renewable futures and a synthesis paper by Eric Martinot and colleagues on scenarios and pathways.
Renewable Energy Policy References
Links to a variety of databases, web sites and on-line publications describing and analyzing renewable energy policies around the world. Taken from Renewables Global Status Report sources.
City and Local Government Renewable Energy Policies (New 2011 Version)
A report on city and local government policies for renewable energy around the world, based on a survey of 210 cities; includes 40 city case descriptions. Also links to related organizations and some further reading.
Sources of Information
(Updated for 2009 reports)
Links to good sources of information about renewable energy, including magazines, journals, news sources, annual market and technology reports, and other web directories and sources.
Selected Publications and Reference Material
Basic references on energy and environment, energy statistics, multilateral agreements, energy futures, renewable energy markets, renewable energy technologies, and fuel-price risk.
Organizations Engaged in Renewable Energy
An extensive directory of organizations, including market facilitation organizations, international networks and partnerships, government and intergovernmental agencies, research centers, and university programs.
New Zealand's Renewable Energy Future
Lectures by Eric Martinot during March 2009 about renewable energy for New Zealand and some recent references on future scenarios.
Careers in Clean Energy and Environment
A few items to help thinking about careers and some job bank links.
Eric Martinot Publications
Renewable Energy Publications
Widely-read publications on renewable energy markets and policies worldwide, including project experience and lessons for developing countries and methods of assessing market development.
Historical publications on energy efficiency and international technology transfer for climate mitigation.
The following pages have not been updated since 2004. They still contain much useful and timely material and are provided as archive pages. The Productive Uses page in particular continues to receive many visits due to the uniqueness of the material.
Productive Uses of Renewable Energy
References, analyses, and case studies of rural renewable energy for food production and processing, cottage industry, drinking water, education, health care, and community services.
Solar (and Sustainable) Cities
Case studies of city government policies and programs for renewable energy, along with topical links and references, organizations working on solar cities, and future visions and targets.
Market Indicators and References
Statistics for developing countries and world totals; world annual investment in renewable energy and existing replacement value; market-related references.
Case Studies of Renewable Energy
Sources/groups of case studies available on the web, GEF project and other selected case studies, and GEF project briefs. Mostly for developing countries and rural energy.
Additional references on renewable energy markets and policies.