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The Clean Energy Solutions Center: Current Impact and Future Capabilities

Monday, December 19, 2016
The Clean Energy Solutions Center: Current Impact and Future Capabilities

In this video, Barry Bredenkamp from the South African National Energy Development Institute and Diann Black-Layne from the government of Antigua and Barbuda discuss how the Clean Energy Solutions Center’s Ask an Expert service has helped them meet their clean energy goals. Martin Keller from the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory discusses future capabilities of the Solutions Center.

Wheeling and Banking Strategies for Optimal Renewable Energy Deployment: International Experiences

Friday, March 11, 2016
Wheeling and Banking Strategies for Optimal Renewable Energy Deployment: International Experiences

This report defines the principles of wheeling (transmission) tariffs and renewable energy banking provisions and their role in renewable energy deployment in countries with plans for large-scale renewable energy. It reviews recent experiences in India, Mexico, & the United States and offers insights for regulators & policy makers working to achieve renewable energy goals.

Malaysia Establishes Feed-in Tariffs to Accelerate Renewable Energy Deployment

Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Malaysia Establishes Feed-in Tariffs to Accelerate Renewable Energy Deployment

Clean Energy Solutions Center facilitates collaboration to develop and implement supportive policies

Malaysia has taken steps to further clean energy deployment by mandating adoption of a renewable energy feed-in tariff (FiT) mechanism under the country’s 2011 Renewable Energy Act. The Malaysian Sustainable Energy Development Authority (SEDA) and the Clean Energy Regulators Initiative (CERI) are working together to enable FiT implementation and renewable energy development, with CERI supporting SEDA’s efforts to review and improve FiTs for solar photovoltaic (PV), bioenergy, small hydropower, and geothermal energy resources and technologies. The Clean Energy Ministerial’s (CEM’s) Clean Energy Solutions Center Ask an Expect service facilitated the SEDA-CERI partnership.

The Clean Energy Ministerial Highlighted at COP21

Thursday, December 17, 2015
The Clean Energy Ministerial Highlighted at COP21

The 21st United Nations climate conference (COP21) in Paris brought the world together in an effort to tackle climate change and set the world on a low-carbon pathway. With a successful outcome and a historic agreement reached, the focus now shifts to the “road from Paris.” One of the most crucial solutions to climate change is a global transition to clean energy, making the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) more important and more relevant than ever. Several events at COP21 featured the role of the CEM as an implementation forum and highlighted results from CEM initiatives. New CEM campaigns were also launched to raise the visibility and direct much-needed resources to targeted areas that have particular potential for impact.

Clean Energy Solutions Center Expands Policy Assistance and Provides New Services on Finance

Tuesday, December 8, 2015
Clean Energy Solutions Center Expands Policy Assistance and Provides New Services on Finance

Expanded services and resources will help countries achieve national clean energy and climate goals

As the climate negotiations continue during COP21 in Paris, the Clean Energy Ministerial announced a major scale-up of its Clean Energy Solutions Center to help countries implement solutions post-Paris to achieve their clean energy and climate goals. The expansion includes scaling up the highly successful Ask An Expert service and launching new services on clean energy finance.

Clean Energy Finance Solutions Center

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

The Clean Energy Finance Solutions Center provides resources and expert services to help governments mobilize clean energy finance.

Clean Energy Solutions Center and Climate Technology Centre and Network Partner to Expand Clean Energy Policy Assistance for Developing Countries

Thursday, December 3, 2015
Clean Energy Solutions Center and Climate Technology Centre and Network Partner to Expand Clean Energy Policy Assistance for Developing Countries

Countries around the world are looking to implement policies and programs to deploy clean energy and reduce their carbon emissions. A new collaboration between the Clean Energy Ministerial’s Clean Energy Solutions Center and the Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN), hosted by the United Nations Environmental Programme, will expand expert policy support to help developing countries bolster clean energy deployment.

Report on Energy and Gender Issues in ECOWAS Member States Launched at COP21

Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Report on Energy and Gender Issues in ECOWAS Member States Launched at COP21

Report developed in partnership with the Clean Energy Solutions Center lays the groundwork for policy to mainstream gender in energy access

The Clean Energy Solutions Center, an initiative of the Clean Energy Ministerial, has announced the release of a new report, Situation Analysis of Energy and Gender Issues: Issues in ECOWAS Member States. The report, supported through the Clean Energy Solutions Center Ask an Expert service and developed in collaboration with the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency, provides insights on the role of women in energy access and decision-making in the region and laid the groundwork for the development of the ECOWAS Policy for Gender Mainstreaming in Energy Access. The report was announced at the 21st United Nations climate conference (COP21) in Paris, France, during the ECOWAS side event.

The Clean Energy Ministerial: Implementation and Increasing Ambition Beyond Paris

Tuesday, November 10, 2015
The Clean Energy Ministerial: Implementation and Increasing Ambition Beyond Paris

CEM initiatives and campaigns to be highlighted at COP21

In December, representatives from virtually every nation in the world will gather in Paris, France, for the 21st United Nations climate conference (COP21). While this road to Paris has been critical to enable an agreement, the road from Paris will be equally important. The Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) will play a critical role, not just in helping countries deliver on their respective clean energy goals but also in building confidence and the capacity to increase ambition even further over time. Several events at COP21 will feature the CEM's role as an implementation forum.

Solutions Center Report Helps Policymakers Attract Investment in Energy Access

Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Solutions Center Report Helps Policymakers Attract Investment in Energy Access

“Policies to Spur Energy Access” Spotlights Public–Private Models for Providing Electricity Access

The Clean Energy Ministerial’s Clean Energy Solutions Center has published Policies to Spur Energy Access, a comprehensive report produced jointly with the International Institute for Environment and Development. The report reveals policy options for developing countries to engage the private sector in creating market solutions to energy access and includes in-depth case studies of public–private programs for financing energy access in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Mali, Mexico, and Nepal. 

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