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10 Ways the Clean Energy Ministerial Is Helping Drive the World’s Clean Energy Revolution

Monday, May 16, 2016
10 Ways the Clean Energy Ministerial Is Helping Drive the World’s Clean Energy Revolution

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.

Sweden Challenges Other Countries to Join the Global Lighting Challenge

Thursday, May 5, 2016
Sweden Challenges Other Countries to Join the Global Lighting Challenge

On 3 May, Minister Ibrahim Baylan launched Belysningsutmaningen, Sweden’s commitment to the Global Lighting Challenge. Together with public and private actors, the Swedish government now races to reduce by half the electricity demand for lighting by 2020 and challenges other countries to follow suit.

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 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.

Building a Global Low-Carbon Technology Pathway

Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Building a Global Low-Carbon Technology Pathway

At the 20th Conference of the Parties (COP20) in Lima, Peru, a live panel discussion highlighted CEM’s solid record of achievement in accelerating the transition to clean energy. It also focused on how the CEM can contribute to a successful outcome in the 2015 Paris climate negotiations and the role the CEM can play in the implementation of actions and policies to help countries meet their energy-related contributions in a new climate agreement.

Motors are everywhere and efficient – but they can be even better

Thursday, December 4, 2014
Motors are everywhere and efficient – but they can be even better

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.

Buying energy-efficient products during the Black Friday shopping season

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Buying energy-efficient products during the Black Friday shopping season

Green is the new Black

Before visiting those retailers to take advantage of Black Friday and other holiday promotional sales, take a few minutes to ensure you are buying energy-efficient products. Consider the world’s most efficient models, as determined by the SEAD Global Efficiency Medal competitions, and remember that purchasing energy-efficient products is good for both the environment and your bank account.

Accelerating the Clean-Energy Revolution

Thursday, May 8, 2014
Accelerating the Clean-Energy Revolution

This op-ed calls for governments at the fifth Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM5) to make bolder and more ambitious commitments, which can help turn today’s clean-energy evolution into tomorrow’s clean-energy revolution. Jointly authored by Yoon Sang-Jick, Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy, Republic of Korea; and Ernest Moniz, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy.

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GSEP Promoting Workforce Training Programs that Advance Proficiency in Energy Management

Thursday, January 9, 2014
GSEP Promoting Workforce Training Programs that Advance Proficiency in Energy Management

GSEP is helping countries refine and accelerate the development of effective programs that prepare their workforce to both successfully implement and manage energy management systems.

GSEP Is Spreading the Word on Cool Roofs and Pavements

Tuesday, June 11, 2013
GSEP Is Spreading the Word on Cool Roofs and Pavements

Cool roofs and pavements can bounce solar energy back into the atmosphere. A new cool roofs and pavements knowledge base offers vital knowledge to support adopters and decision makers around the globe.

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