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Global Leaders Launch Initiatives to Jumpstart Off-Grid Clean Energy Services Market

Thursday, June 2, 2016
Global Leaders Launch Initiatives to Jumpstart Off-Grid Clean Energy Services Market

Global LEAP Partners Unveil Innovative New Efforts to Deploy Clean Energy to Under-Electrified Communities throughout the Developing World

Partners in the Global Lighting and Energy Access Partnership (Global LEAP), an initiative of the Clean Energy Ministerial led by the U.S. Department of Energy, today announced a slate of new investments to advance the global market for off-grid renewable energy solutions. The efforts announced today will support the development and deployment of highly-energy efficient lighting and appliance products designed for use with small-scale distributed solar systems. These technologies are essential to achieving the United Nation’s 7th Sustainable Development Goal of achieving universal energy access by 2030.

2015–16 Global LEAP Award Winners Announced at CEM7

Wednesday, June 1, 2016
2015–16 Global LEAP Award Winners Announced at CEM7

Awards recognize the world’s best off-grid televisions and fans, which are critical to global energy access efforts

The Clean Energy Ministerial has announced the Winners in the 2015–16 Global LEAP Awards, an international competition that identifies and promotes the world’s best, most energy-efficient off-grid appliances. This round of the Global LEAP Awards features competitions for televisions and fans that are designed for use with off-grid solar energy systems.

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.

Energy4Access Coalition Year of Action 2016

Monday, December 7, 2015
Energy4Access Coalition Year of Action 2016

At the COP21 climate negotiations in Paris, the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) announced the launch of the Efficiency for Access (E4A) Coalition, a new collaborative effort between the CEM’s Global Lighting and Energy Access Partnership (Global LEAP) and Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All) to accelerate universal access to energy. In coordination with the coalition’s launch, E4A released its 2016 Framework for Action, which outlines E4A’s vision and steps for the coming year towards the overarching goal of deploying super-efficient technologies to enable universal access to enhanced energy services by 2030.

Global LEAP Principles

Sunday, December 6, 2015
Global LEAP Principles

Global LEAP is a voluntary forum that brings together governments, the private sector, and development partners to share knowledge and best practices under a set of commonly held principles to encourage self-sustaining commercial markets for energy access solutions. There are over 140 public- and private-sector supporters of the Global LEAP principles. 

Global Development Leaders to Accelerate Universal Energy Access through Greater Energy Efficiency

Friday, December 4, 2015
Global Development Leaders to Accelerate Universal Energy Access through Greater Energy Efficiency

Led by the Clean Energy Ministerial’s Global Lighting and Energy Access Partnership and the Sustainable Energy for All initiative, the Efficiency for Access Coalition will accelerate access to enhanced modern energy services beyond lighting by 2030

The Efficiency for Access (E4A) Coalition, a new collaborative effort between the CEM’s Global Lighting and Energy Access Partnership (Global LEAP) and Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All) to accelerate universal access to energy. E4A will bring together and amplify the efforts of global development partners to harness the power of energy efficiency to achieve universal access to enhanced energy services—beyond lighting—by 2030.

10 Billion Bulbs

Tuesday, November 3, 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.

The State of the Global Off-Grid Appliance Market

Monday, October 26, 2015
The State of the Global Off-Grid Appliance Market

This report presents the key findings from market research sponsored by the Global Lighting and Energy Access Partnership (Global LEAP). The results reveal that the global market for off-grid appliances is poised for rapid, significant growth.

Global Off-Grid Appliance Market Could Grow to $4.7 Billion by 2020

Monday, October 26, 2015
Global Off-Grid Appliance Market Could Grow to $4.7 Billion by 2020

Global LEAP Releases Key Findings from Groundbreaking Off-Grid Appliance Market Research Effort

The global market for off-grid appliances is poised for rapid, significant growth, according to forthcoming market research sponsored by the Global Lighting and Energy Access Partnership (Global LEAP). Key findings from the market research were announced at the 4th International Off-Grid Lighting Conference and Exhibition in Dubai. 

New Competitions for World’s Best Off-Grid Appliances Announced at White House Forum

Thursday, October 22, 2015
New Competitions for World’s Best Off-Grid Appliances Announced at White House Forum

Global LEAP Awards speed super-efficient, quality-assured off-grid televisions and fans to fast-emerging clean energy markets

The Clean Energy Ministerial’s Global Lighting and Energy Access Partnership (Global LEAP) has opened the 2015–16 Global LEAP Outstanding Off-Grid Appliance Awards, an international competition to identify and promote the world's highest-quality, most energy-efficient off-grid appliances. This year’s competition will focus on off-grid televisions and fans. Nominations for the Global LEAP Awards are due 15 January 2016.
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