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A New Era of Shared Clean-Energy Leadership Begins in China

Wednesday, May 31, 2017
A New Era of Shared Clean-Energy Leadership Begins in China

There is a new reality in clean energy. The world’s major emerging economies – including China, India, and several others – are moving to the center stage of the clean energy transition. Christian Zinglersen, Head of the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) Secretariat, explains how the CEM is bringing together major industrialized and emerging economies to focus on clean energy technologies and policies, reduce environmental impacts, and ensure reliable and affordable supplies. The upcoming eighth Clean Energy Ministerial in Beijing reflects the key role of emerging economies in clean energy.

Approaching Energy Access Differently

Thursday, March 16, 2017
Approaching Energy Access Differently

How West Africa Is Putting Women’s Interests on the Table

International Women’s Day, observed around the world on 8 March 2017, celebrates the social, economic, cultural, and political empowerment and achievement of women. Among many other issues, International Women’s Day provides an opportunity to recognize cutting-edge work addressing women’s energy poverty. For example, in West Africa, ensuring universal energy access by 2030 is proving to be more than just a political proclamation; with support from the Clean Energy Ministerial’s Clean Energy Solutions Center and its partners, West African countries are fast-tracking their energy access goals by putting women’s interests at the center of policy solutions.

Women in Energy — Saudi Arabia Smart Grid Conference 2016

Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Women in Energy — Saudi Arabia Smart Grid Conference 2016

Dr. Malak Al-Nory, Visiting Scholar, Center for Clean Water and Clean Energy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals

International C3E Ambassador Dr. Malak Al-Nory organized and moderated a panel on women in energy at the 6th Saudi Arabia Smart Grid and Sustainable Energy Conference in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The panel brought together a number of women pioneers in the energy industry to inspire a new generation of women to participate in the clean energy field.

Drive to (ISO) 50001: Campaign and Awards Spur Commitment

Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Drive to (ISO) 50001: Campaign and Awards Spur Commitment

Wide energy management systems (EnMS) adoption will deliver energy, economic, and sustainability benefits to companies, communities, and countries around the world. Responding to the powerful—but largely untapped—potential, the Energy Management Working Group (EMWG), an initiative of the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) and the International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Cooperation (IPEEC), seeks to accelerate broad use of EnMS in industry and commercial buildings worldwide.

A Cooling Challenge in a Warming World

Monday, December 19, 2016
A Cooling Challenge in a Warming World

Gabrielle B. Dreyfus, Office of International Affairs, U.S. Department of Energy, and Mark Radka, Energy, Climate and Technology Branch, UN Environment

In a warmer, richer world, the demand for air conditioning will skyrocket. However, improving the average efficiency of air conditioners sold in 2030 by 30% compared to today’s models would reduce emissions of CO2 by up to 25 billion metric tons over the lifetime of the equipment. The Clean Energy Ministerial launched the Advanced Cooling Challenge to inspire governments and industry to make, sell, promote, and install super-efficient air conditioner or cooling solutions that are smart, climate friendly, and affordable.

Lighting the World with 10 Billion LED Bulbs

Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Lighting the World with 10 Billion LED Bulbs

Chad S. Gallinat, U.S. Global Lighting Challenge lead

Lighting accounts for 15 percent of global electricity consumption and 5 percent of worldwide greenhouse gas emissions. At the same time, 1.2 billion people lack access to modern energy services, including reliable lighting. For many, hazardous energy sources such as kerosene are the only option. To address these immense problems, last year at COP21 in Paris, the Clean Energy Ministerial launched the Global Lighting Challenge — a race to deploy 10 billion high-efficiency, high-quality, and affordable lighting products (such as LEDs) as quickly as possible.

Governments working together to save energy

Monday, December 12, 2016
Governments working together to save energy

Tracey Crowe, CEM Secretariat

A collaborative approach is absolutely critical to realizing the ambitious and comprehensive agreement reached at COP21 in Paris last year. With the energy sector worldwide representing two-thirds of global greenhouse gas emissions, it is clear that one of the most essential solutions to climate change is a global transformation to clean energy. As clean energy, and energy efficiency in particular, plays a critical role in addressing climate change, so does the Clean Energy Ministerial — the CEM. 

The role of energy efficiency in meeting energy access goals

Wednesday, December 07, 2016
The role of energy efficiency in meeting energy access goals

Rose Mutiso, U.S. Global LEAP lead

Energy efficiency is a critically important component of global efforts to provide access to modern energy services to the billion plus people worldwide who currently lack access to electricity. Basic energy services such as lighting and phone charging are an important first rung in the energy access ladder, but the broader socio-economic benefits of electricity access require higher levels of energy services. High-quality, super-efficient off-grid appliances require less energy and reduce the size of the off-grid energy systems needed to run them. Global LEAP partners are working to support thriving commercial markets for off-grid appliances and equipment.

Denmark Joins CEM’s Energy Management Working Group to Bolster International Efforts

Thursday, December 01, 2016
Denmark Joins CEM’s Energy Management Working Group to Bolster International Efforts

Kim Møller Porst, ‎Danish Ministry of Energy, Utilities and Climate

Denmark is proud to announce our partnership in the Clean Energy Ministerial’s Energy Management Working Group and Energy Management Campaign, which seek to accelerate broad and effective use of energy management systems in industry and commercial buildings worldwide. This step continues a history of Danish leadership in energy management.

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