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What You Need to Know about Distributed Renewable Energy Markets in Africa

Friday, December 18, 2015
What You Need to Know about Distributed Renewable Energy Markets in Africa

For African countries, accessing sources of renewable energy is still a challenge. Renewable energy is mostly distributed through mini-grids and isolated systems. Recently, the mini-grid distribution sector has grown considerably, particularly in developing countries in Africa where centralised grid systems are unable to reach people in remote locations. Dr. Rose Mutiso, co-lead of the Clean Energy Ministerial's Global LEAP initiative, spoke with Ventures Africa to shed more light on what the future of a distributed renewable energy market in Africa could look like for interested investors and consumers.

21CPP Fellowship Program Builds Power System Expertise

Friday, December 11, 2015
21CPP Fellowship Program Builds Power System Expertise

The CEM’s 21st Century Power Partnership (21CPP) has launched a fellowship program to support mid-career peer learning, mentorship, skills development, and collaborative research among partner institutions to support power systems transformation. 21CPP fellows will spend an average six to eight weeks on assignment in a host organization with scientific or practical expertise in a needed field of study. The first two fellows came from India to work at U.S. national laboratories to learn about the methodologies and software tools used in large-scale integration studies.

10 Billion Bulbs

Tuesday, November 03, 2015
10 Billion Bulbs

Introducing the CEM Global Lighting Challenge #GLC #10BillionBulbs

The Clean Energy Ministerial is launching the Global Lighting Challenge (GLC) to address lighting issues related to energy consumption, greenhouse gas emissions, and energy access. The GLC is a race to reach cumulative global sales of 10 billion high-efficiency, high-quality, and affordable lighting products (such as light-emitting diodes – LEDs) as quickly as possible.

Quality Assurance Is Key to Growth in the Off-Grid Solar Products Market

Monday, October 26, 2015
Quality Assurance Is Key to Growth in the Off-Grid Solar Products Market

A study supported by the Clean Energy Ministerial’s Global LEAP initiative highlights the central importance of a strong quality assurance framework in the development of the off-grid lighting (pico-solar) and solar home system markets.

Global LEAP and the Emerging Off-Grid Appliance Market

Friday, October 09, 2015
Global LEAP and the Emerging Off-Grid Appliance Market

A recently published GOGLA blog discusses Global LEAP's coordination of efforts to facilitate development of a strong, competitive market of high-quality, super-efficient off-grid appliances. The CEM initiative is spearheading a suite of groundbreaking activities and partnerships to equip the off-grid market to make better-informed, faster decisions about appliances. The 4th International Off-Grid Lighting Conference and Exhibition included a side event for attendees to learn more about Global LEAP.

Changing the Climate, Together: World Leaders Unite to Accelerate the Clean Energy Revolution

Friday, August 07, 2015
Changing the Climate, Together: World Leaders Unite to Accelerate the Clean Energy Revolution

In the midst of a global clean energy revolution, CEM 2.0 stands ready to accelerate global progress on clean energy by serving as a premier forum to advance cooperation among countries and to promote global clean energy solutions. This op-ed was jointly authored by the energy ministers representing the inaugural members of the CEM steering committee. 

The Value of Energy Management Systems and ISO 50001

Wednesday, May 27, 2015
The Value of Energy Management Systems and ISO 50001

Companies are finding that energy management systems (EnMSs) offer a cost-effective way to save energy and avoid carbon emissions. Organizations use the global ISO 50001 standard to implement a robust, effective energy management system to improve energy performance and reduce carbon emissions.

Pathways for Clean Energy Access

Thursday, April 23, 2015
Pathways for Clean Energy Access

The CEM's Global Lighting and Energy Access Partnership (Global LEAP) has prepared a new infographic outlining the key pathways to energy access. It depicts the range of clean energy technologies that can be applied in different energy access contexts, across the complete energy ladder.

DC Power for the Off-Grid Market

Tuesday, February 24, 2015
DC Power for the Off-Grid Market

Direct current (DC) power – combined with mobile solutions – can improve energy access by enabling the provision of efficient solutions. CEM's Global LEAP initiative works with off-grid energy service providers and DC appliance manufacturers to help raise awareness and promote high-quality, energy-efficient, and affordable off-grid products.

Achieving the Three C’s of Measuring and Reporting Energy Efficiency Improvements: Certainty, Credibility, and Consistency

Tuesday, January 06, 2015
Achieving the Three C’s of Measuring and Reporting Energy Efficiency Improvements: Certainty, Credibility, and Consistency

Because energy savings represent the absence of energy use, it is impossible to directly measure energy efficiency impacts; the credibility of the reported data is only as sound as the measurement and verification (M&V) processes, methodologies, and data that are used. Using the three C’s—Certainty, Credibility, and Consistency—builds confidence in the M&V processes, methodologies, and protocols, and thus in the reported results. 

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