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Urban Leaders Sign Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Development Declaration

Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Urban Leaders Sign Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Development Declaration

Annual Moscow Forum Provides Platform for Agreement

City mayors and official representatives from all over the world gathered in Moscow in November for a meeting on energy efficiency and sustainable city development. Russia is a member of the Clean Energy Ministerial, a global partnership working to accelerate the global clean energy transition. The meeting took place on the sidelines of the ENES 2016 V International Energy Efficiency and Energy Development Forum. A key outcome was a declaration of dedication to energy efficiency and sustainable development.

ISO 50001 Highlights from COP22

Tuesday, December 20, 2016
ISO 50001 Highlights from COP22

The Clean Energy Ministerial Advances a Key Tool for Climate Action

The Clean Energy Ministerial’s Energy Management Working Group and its work to raise the visibility of ISO 50001 as a key tool for climate action were featured at the 22nd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP22), held November 7–18 in Marrakech, Morocco. Established in 2011, ISO 50001 transforms the way organizations manage energy, offering companies a comprehensive approach to continually improve energy performance, sustainability, and the bottom line.

COP22 Side Event: Energy Efficiency in Support of Nationally Determined Contributions

Wednesday, November 30, 2016
COP22 Side Event: Energy Efficiency in Support of Nationally Determined Contributions

A side event on energy efficiency at COP22 in Marrakesh, Morocco, highlighted United for Efficiency (U4E), the GIZ Green Cooling Initiative, and the Clean Energy Ministerial’s Advanced Cooling Challenge. “What do Nationally Determined Contributions Need to Succeed? Energy Efficiency” showcased initiatives and resources countries can use to scale up their energy efficiency ambitions to achieve their nationally determined contributions in line with the Paris climate accord.

COP22 Side Event: The Strong Potential of LED Lighting in Africa

Wednesday, November 30, 2016
COP22 Side Event: The Strong Potential of LED Lighting in Africa

At the COP22 climate conference in Marrakech, Morocco, the United Nations Environment Programme’s (UNEP’s) United for Efficiency (U4E) effort collaborated with the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) to organize a 16 November side event: “Energy-Efficient Lighting for Africa and Beyond.” The event raised awareness about the savings possible from light-emitting diodes (LED lighting) in Africa and announced a new partnership between U4E and Energy Efficiency Services Limited of India. During the event, the CEM invited African participants to join its Global Lighting Challenge.

Major Countries Commit to Increasing the Share of Electric Vehicles in Government Fleets

Monday, November 21, 2016
Major Countries Commit to Increasing the Share of Electric Vehicles in Government Fleets

Eight major nations signed a Government Fleet Declaration on November 16, pledging to increase the share of electric vehicles in their government fleets and calling for other governments to join them. The Declaration was announced at the Marrakech Climate Change Conference (COP22) and was developed under the aegis of the Clean Energy Ministerial’s Electric Vehicles Initiative (EVI).

COP22 Features Global LEAP and Energy Access Partners

Monday, November 14, 2016
COP22 Features Global LEAP and Energy Access Partners

At the 22nd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP22) in Marrakech, Morocco, energy leaders from across the globe are focusing on concrete steps and celebrating actions taken that will achieve the priorities of the Paris Agreement, including the promotion of energy access worldwide. Among the activities featured at Marrakech were those of the Clean Energy Ministerial’s (CEM’s) Global Lighting and Energy Access Partnership (Global LEAP) and its partners.

2017 Global Energy Management Awards Program Launches, Now Accepting Entries

Tuesday, October 04, 2016
2017 Global Energy Management Awards Program Launches, Now Accepting Entries

Top winners to be honored on international stage at eighth Clean Energy Ministerial in 2017

Announced today, the 2017 CEM Energy Management Leadership Awards will raise global awareness of the benefits of energy management and accelerate uptake of these systems to support corporate, national, and global climate goals. Organizations that have an ISO 50001-certified energy management system may compete for these prestigious awards. The submission deadline is 24 January 2017.

Power System Transformation at the 3GF Summit 2016

Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Power System Transformation at the 3GF Summit 2016

Since 2011, the Clean Energy Ministerial’s 21st Century Power Partnership has brought major players from the public and private sector together at the Global Green Growth Forum (3GF) Summit to drive change. At this year’s 3GF Summit Partnership Session—which took place on 7 June 2016 in Copenhagen, Denmark—speakers from the United States, China, European Union (Denmark), Ukraine, Mexico, and Chile provided global perspectives on the transformation to a more sustainable power system following COP21 and debated the conclusions with about 70 high-level participants. 

The World Bank’s Energy Sector Management Assistance Program and the Clean Energy Ministerial Collaborate on India’s National Grid Integration

Wednesday, June 22, 2016
The World Bank’s Energy Sector Management Assistance Program and the Clean Energy Ministerial Collaborate on India’s National Grid Integration

Last week, the Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP) at the World Bank announced $300,000 in co-funding to a project that is also funded by the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). USAID–India’s new clean energy project, Greening the Grid, aims to support the Government of India in managing the large-scale integration of renewable energy into the Indian power grid.

Clean Energy Ministerial Secondment Joins World Bank Group

Monday, June 13, 2016
Clean Energy Ministerial Secondment Joins World Bank Group

Last year, the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) and the Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP) at the World Bank announced a partnership to help developing countries integrate renewable energy into their power grids. One of the first activities in this partnership was a staff assignment from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to ESMAP. Since August 2015, this “secondment” at ESMAP has facilitated better communication between NREL, ESMAP, and the CEM initiative teams. Nate Blair was selected for the staff assignment.
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