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China Joins the CEM Solar and Wind Working Group at CEM8

Friday, June 23, 2017
China Joins the CEM Solar and Wind Working Group at CEM8

The CEM Multilateral Solar and Wind Working Group (MSWWG) increased its membership and activities at the eighth Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM8) in Beijing and discussed future priorities.

Corporate Sourcing for Renewables Campaign Demonstrates Momentum at Eighth Clean Energy Ministerial

Thursday, June 08, 2017
Corporate Sourcing for Renewables Campaign Demonstrates Momentum at Eighth Clean Energy Ministerial

Governments, companies, and international partners highlight progress and announce key deliverables to accelerate the clean energy transition through corporate sourcing

Today, key partners in the Clean Energy Ministerial’s Corporate Sourcing of Renewables Campaign highlighted progress and announced major new efforts to help companies increase their use of renewable energy and help power a transition to a clean energy future. The campaign was featured during the eighth Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM8) Public–Private Action Summit, held in Beijing and hosted by China’s Ministry of Science and Technology and National Energy Administration (NEA). Campaign announcements to attending global leaders included news that RE100 has grown by half over the past year, the release of new reports on enabling frameworks, and a new annual Corporate Sourcing conference. In addition, China announced it would co-lead the campaign, joining Denmark and Germany.

Corporate Sourcing of Renewables Day Side Event at CEM8

Friday, May 12, 2017
Corporate Sourcing of Renewables Day Side Event at CEM8

The Corporate Sourcing of Renewables Day, to be held as a side event at the eighth Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM8) on 7 June, will feature high-level speakers from business and governments discussing corporate demand for cost-competitive renewable energy, its potential to accelerate renewables deployment and meet climate targets, and the necessary enabling frameworks.

New Report: Next Generation Wind and Solar Power – From Cost to Value

Wednesday, February 08, 2017
New Report: Next Generation Wind and Solar Power – From Cost to Value

CEM’s Solar and Wind Working Group and International Energy Agency analyze system and market integration of renewables, energy policy

The report Next Generation Wind and Solar Power – From Cost to Value has been released as a collaborative product of the Clean Energy Ministerial’s Solar and Wind Working Group and the International Energy Agency. The report explores the dramatic expansion of variable renewable energy, the challenges this presents to power system operators and regulators, and possible solutions, including policies to maximize the system value of electricity from wind and solar power.

IRENA and DTU Launch World’s Most Detailed Wind Resource Data

Tuesday, October 27, 2015
IRENA and DTU Launch World’s Most Detailed Wind Resource Data

Global Wind Atlas provides accurate wind resource data down to the kilometre, boosting support for global wind energy development

The most detailed data and statistics on global wind energy potential are now available online, thanks to a free resource launched today by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the Technical University of Denmark. The Global Wind Atlas provides wind resource data at one-kilometre resolution. Prior to this release, global wind data was only publically available at 10-kilometre resolution or poorer, which resulted in underestimations, increased risk and increased costs for wind energy planners.

New Report Offers Guidance on Designing Effective Renewable Energy Auctions

Friday, June 19, 2015
New Report Offers Guidance on Designing Effective Renewable Energy Auctions

A new guide published by the Multilateral Working Wind and Solar Working Group provides key recommendations to guide policy makers in designing effective renewable energy auctions. Developed in partnership with the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), Renewable Energy Auctions: A Guide to Design offers choices and recommendations to support optimal decision-making in different contexts.

New Report Highlights Economic Value of Solar and Wind Energy

Wednesday, May 28, 2014
New Report Highlights Economic Value of Solar and Wind Energy

econValue report from CEM’s solar and wind initiative shows how renewables can increase jobs, incomes, and manufacturing

According to a new econValue report released by the Clean Energy Ministerial’s Multilateral Solar and Wind Working Group, large-scale deployment of renewable energy can create jobs, increase incomes, improve trade balances, and contribute to industrial development—if the right policies and frameworks are in place.  

World Energy Leaders Highlight Progress and Announce New Actions on Clean Energy at Fifth Clean Energy Ministerial

Tuesday, May 13, 2014
World Energy Leaders Highlight Progress and Announce New Actions on Clean Energy at Fifth Clean Energy Ministerial

Under the theme of “Act Together, Think Creative,” CEM5 focused on accelerating the transition to a global clean energy economy

On 12–13 May, energy leaders from the world’s largest economies and others gathered in Seoul for the fifth Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM5) to strategize next steps in their efforts to accelerate the deployment of clean and efficient energy. Energy ministers and other high-level delegates highlighted progress made through the Ministerial’s collaborative initiatives and announced new and expanded actions that will enhance clean energy supply, improve energy efficiency, and expand clean energy access around the world. 

Multilateral Solar and Wind Energy Working Group Meets In Abu Dhabi

Friday, February 21, 2014
Multilateral Solar and Wind Energy Working Group Meets In Abu Dhabi

Expansion of the Global Atlas, capacity building activities, and the plans for the econValue project report discussed

The Multilateral Working Group on Solar and Wind Energy Technologies (MWGSW) recently met in Abu Dhabi to review progress made by each of the working group’s projects and to plan future work.

Wind Map of Africa Now Available in Global Atlas

Thursday, October 03, 2013
Wind Map of Africa Now Available in Global Atlas

New map displays the average annual wind speed over the entire African continent

The Global Atlas for Solar and Wind, a project initiated by the Clean Energy Ministerial Multilateral Solar and Wind Working Group and coordinated by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), has expanded its resources to include a wind map of Africa.
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