Sources of Information


Renewable Energy World magazine and news--This free on-line and printed magazine provides excellent market, industry, and technology articles and news, and there is also a paid daily e-newsletter and a free weekly e-newsletter, along with industry directories, jobs, and other services. There is also now a North-America-specific magazine in addition to the international magazine. The best single source for keeping track of renewables.

Greentech Media--Delivers news, research, and analysis in the business-to-business green technology market.

CleanTechnica--Covers the cleantech industy and specifically focuses on solar power, wind power, energy efficiency, and clean transport.

Bloomberg New Energy Finance--Provides analysis, tools and data on the change in the energy system. A free section offers a sample of news on renewable energy, advanced transport and energy smart technologies.

Photon Info--Solar PV industry news, free World's largest module and iverter databases, and magazines requiring subscription.

Renewable Energy News--Daily free news from the World News Network.

IHS Technology Power & Energy Technology--Extensive coverage of the power and energy technology markets, encompassing solar and wind energy, energy storage, smart utilities, and power supplies.

Solar Server (Global Solar Industry Website)--Solar industry news and information, in both English and German.

Solar Today--Free on-line monthly magazine from the American Solar Energy Society.

pv magazine--Covers the latest PV news, topical technological trends and worldwide market developments.

INFORSE Sustainable Energy News--Articles from around the world on policy, sustainable development, and grass-roots actions.

REFocus--Free magazine emphasizing projects, planned investments, future technology possibilities, and political and institutional developments.

Renewables International The Magazine--Provides very interesting market, technology and policy articles and discussions, as well as a newsletter.

RECHARGE--Provides a global coverage of technology, policy and markets news, as well as analysis, and a daily newsletter.

Bioenergy Insight--Specialized in the coverage of bioenergy, it provides related industry news and resources, as well as a free weekly newsletter.


Energy Policy
Energy--The International Journal
Renewable Energy
Energy for Sustainable Development
Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews
International Journal of Global Energy Issues
Bioenergy International
IET Renewable Power Generation
Economics of Energy & Environmental Policy
The Energy Journal
The Open Renewable Energy Journal [Discontinued]
Journal of Renewable Energy
International Journal of Renewable Energy Research
Journal of Fundamentals of Renewable Energy and Applications


The Renewable Energy Division of the International Energy Agency (IEA) consistently produces several new reports on renewable energy each year. Here is a current list of IEA publications on renewable energy stretching from 2003-2015. In recent years, over twenty new "technology roadmaps" were published for a number of low-carbon energy technologies, including the following renewable technologies; Bioenergy for Heat and Power, Biofuels for Transport, Geothermal Heat and Power, Hydropower, Solar Thermal Electricity, Solar Heating and Cooling, Solar Photovoltaic Energy, and Wind Energy.

The IEA's annual Renewables Information 2015 -- with 2014 data provides comprehensive statistics on renewable energy supply for all OECD countries.

There are also many publications, news postings, links, and other information coming from the IEA "Energy Technology Initiatives." Each agreement is a set of projects called annexes and each project can result in its own set of reports. There is separate agreement for each renewable energy technology plus a cross-cutting agreement on "Renewable Energy Technology Deployment" that focuses on markets, policy, and finance.

For example, the report Solar Heat Worldwide: Markets and Contribution to the Energy Supply 2013 (Edition 2015), released last June, by Franz Mauthner, Werner Weiss and Monika Spoerk-Duer, International Energy Agency Solar Heating and Cooling Program (Paris, 2015), is the best annual source of data and trends in solar hot water and heating, including avoided carbon emissions.

Annual industry reports and ongoing news streams are produced by a number of industry associations, including the U.S. Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) U.S. Solar Market Insight 2014 Year in Review, the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) U.S. Wind Industry Annual Market Report for Year Ending 2014, the SolarPower Europe Global Market Outlook for Solar Power / 2015-2019, and the European Solar Thermal Industry Federation (ESTIF) Solar Thermal Markets in Europe - Trends and Market Statistics 2014.

For wind power there are two global reports: One is the Global Wind Report 2014 - Annual Market Update by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), which is a free annual report providing information on all countries and regions, industry trends, policies, emerging markets, and five-year forecasts. GWEC also produces a biannual long-term scenario-based report, which most recent edition is the Global Wind Energy Outlook 2014 (for more information see the Renewables Global Futures Report page).

And the other one is the World Wind Energy Association (WWEA) 2012 Annual Report. WWEA also publishes a for-purchase Wind Energy International Yearbook, which is produced every two years (latest edition 2014/2015), with in-depth country reports and topical reports, and a free Half-year Report, which latest edition has been released in mid-September 2014.

The International Hydropower Association and the Geothermal Energy Association also produce their own annual market and technology report, which most recent editions are the 2015 Hydropower Status Report and the 2015 Annual U.S. & Global Geothermal Power Production Report, respectively.

Every year EurObserv'ER also publishes Renewable Energy "Barometers," which provide information on market trends for biofuels, biogas, solid biomass, renewable municipal waste, heat pumps, solar thermal and concentrated solar power, photovoltaic, and wind power.


U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy - Contains technology information and many links to other organizations and resources, including U.S. agencies, trade groups, non-profits, universities, research organizations, newsletters, magazines, and products and services, all organized by technology.

REEGLE Clean Energy Info Portal - Links and content particularly related to policy and financing, sponsored jointly by REEEP and REN21. There is also an "actors catalogue" that links to many organizations engaged in renewable energy.

Bioenergy Wiki - Information on technologies, policies, standards, organizations, news, etc., all related to biomass and biofuels. [No longer being actively updated.]

CADDET Renewable Energy - Hundreds of project case studies for commercial applications including technical, economic and environmental characteristics.

World Renewable Energy Congress/Network(WREC/WREN) - Informational sharing, biannual congresses, and regional meetings and networking.

Alternative Energy - A comprehensive set of online resources designed to raise public awareness and encourage debate about renewables. Provides an open collection of discussions, information, media and news.

World of Renewables - An online platform for global renewable energy professionals from every sector. Provides news and resources, links to events, offers networking opportunities and a job marketplace.

Page updated February 13, 2016