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Global LEAP Awards for World’s Best Off-Grid Televisions and LED Lights (Media Alert)

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Global LEAP Awards for World’s Best Off-Grid Televisions and LED Lights (Media Alert)

The winners of the Global LEAP Outstanding Off-Grid Appliance Awards (Global LEAP Awards) will be announced on 12 May 2014 at the fifth Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM5) in Seoul, Korea. The Global LEAP Awards support markets for off-grid energy products by identifying and promoting energy-efficient, affordable, and high-quality appliances.

Clean Energy Education and Empowerment (C3E) Awards Nominations Open

Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Clean Energy Education and Empowerment (C3E) Awards Nominations Open

Nominate an outstanding mid-career woman for leadership in clean energy

Nominations for the 2014 C3E Awards for women's leadership in clean energy close 15 May 2014. Eight winners will receive an $8,000 award through the MIT Energy Initiative. 

Looking Ahead to CEM5

Thursday, April 10, 2014
Looking Ahead to CEM5

The fifth Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM5) will be held on 12-13 May 2014 in Seoul, Korea, where energy ministers and other high-level delegates will assess progress and identify creative solutions to accelerate the transition to a global clean energy economy.

Side Events Announced for the Fifth Clean Energy Ministerial

Tuesday, April 08, 2014
Side Events Announced for the Fifth Clean Energy Ministerial

The fifth Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM5) will feature several side events aimed at raising awareness about the CEM and its initiatives, including a Model CEM to engage university students, a “PlugFest” to advance efficient off-grid appliances, and an awards ceremony to recognize global achievements in clean energy.

Research Supported by EVI Helping Accelerate India’s Transition to Electric Vehicles

Monday, April 07, 2014
Research Supported by EVI Helping Accelerate India’s Transition to Electric Vehicles

Findings could also encourage electric vehicle deployment in China

New research supported by the Electric Vehicles Initiative (EVI) and conducted by scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory reveals that hybrid cars are significantly more fuel-efficient in India and China than they are in the United States.

South Africa Passes Regulation Designed with Help from Solutions Center

Monday, March 31, 2014
South Africa Passes Regulation Designed with Help from Solutions Center

Regulation aims to promote energy efficiency in commercial buildings

In November 2013, the South African Government passed a regulation designed to promote energy efficiency in commercial buildings. And, thanks to advice from the Clean Energy Solutions Center Ask an Expert service, this regulation has a good chance of succeeding.

Global LEAP to Host Off-Grid PlugFest at CEM5

Friday, March 28, 2014
Global LEAP to Host Off-Grid PlugFest at CEM5

Event to bring together clean energy access companies to network and discuss interoperability challenges

A first-of-its-kind off-grid appliance and clean energy system “PlugFest” will be held at the fifth Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM5) in Seoul on 13 May 2014. The event will bring together low-voltage DC appliance manufacturers, off-grid solar home system companies, and other energy access professionals to share best practices and test appliance-system interoperability—a key challenge facing the off-grid clean energy access market. 

Clean Energy Ministerial Publication Wins Communication Award

Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Clean Energy Ministerial Publication Wins Communication Award

The Public-Private Roundtables at the Fourth Clean Energy Ministerial report earned an award of excellence from the Society for Technical Communication

South African Cool Surfaces Association (SACSA) Launched

Friday, February 28, 2014
South African Cool Surfaces Association (SACSA) Launched

GSEP teams with SANEDI, Energy Department to support cool surfaces in South Africa

The South African Cool Surfaces Association (SACSA) will advance the use of cool roofs to improve the thermal comfort, energy efficiency, and sustainability of buildings.

General Dynamics Case Study Highlights Energy Management Success in Federal Facility

Wednesday, February 26, 2014
General Dynamics Case Study Highlights Energy Management Success in Federal Facility

Energy management system saves 107 billion Btu annually and lowers energy costs by (U.S.) $956,000 each year

General Dynamics implemented a robust energy management system that enabled it to improve energy performance by 11.9% at its Scranton, PA, plant and to become the first U.S. defense contractor to be certified to the U.S. Superior Energy Performance (SEP) program.
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