If we’re going to solve the challenge of climate change, we need to make a rapid shift to clean energy. That’s why the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) was launched in 2010. At this year’s seventh annual Clean Energy Ministerial meeting, CEM7, energy ministers and business leaders from more than 25 countries will tackle a number of challenges, such as reaching the clean energy goals outlined in the COP21 Paris Climate Agreement. But the CEM is more than just a meeting. It’s also a collection of groundbreaking campaigns and initiatives that provide people around the world with the tools they need to join the clean energy revolution. This blog lists 10 ways that the CEM is advancing clean energy worldwide.
Material and technological breakthroughs are improving the energy efficiencies of induction and other electric motors by changing how motors work and are controlled. Continued international collaboration and open dialogue, such as that carried out through the SEAD initiative, will help to further shrink motors’ share of energy consumption over the years to come.
India, host of the fourth Clean Energy Ministerial, is a hotbed for renewable energy technology development and testing.
Finally… energy efficiency may be getting the respect it deserves. But that respect and a renewed focus come with a bit of rebranding.