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CEM’s Global Lighting Challenge Announces 14 Billion Efficient Lighting Products Committed in Two Years

Tuesday, June 06, 2017
CEM’s Global Lighting Challenge Announces 14 Billion Efficient Lighting Products Committed in Two Years

13 new companies have committed 6 billion products to advance efficient lighting

At an Eighth Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM8) side event on efficient lighting, 13 companies announced new commitments to the Global Lighting Challenge (GLC) totaling nearly 6 billion LED lighting products. The GLC has now reached 14 billion high efficiency, high quality lighting products committed, surpassing its 10 billion light goal set at the sixth Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM6) two years ago.

Governments working together to save energy

Monday, December 12, 2016
Governments working together to save energy

Tracey Crowe, CEM Secretariat

A collaborative approach is absolutely critical to realizing the ambitious and comprehensive agreement reached at COP21 in Paris last year. With the energy sector worldwide representing two-thirds of global greenhouse gas emissions, it is clear that one of the most essential solutions to climate change is a global transformation to clean energy. As clean energy, and energy efficiency in particular, plays a critical role in addressing climate change, so does the Clean Energy Ministerial — the CEM. 

SEAD Announces International Competition to Recognize the Most Efficient Industrial and Outdoor Lighting

Tuesday, September 06, 2016
SEAD Announces International Competition to Recognize the Most Efficient Industrial and Outdoor Lighting

The Clean Energy Ministerial’s Super-efficient Equipment and Appliance Deployment (SEAD) Initiative announced its sixth international competition to recognize the world’s most energy efficient industrial and outdoor lighting products. SEAD Global Efficiency Medals will be awarded to the most energy efficient industrial and outdoor lighting products in two categories: (1) high and low bay luminaires, and (2) street lighting luminaires, sold across Europe, India, and North America.

SEAD Member Economy Recent Achievements

Thursday, June 30, 2016
SEAD Member Economy Recent Achievements

Projected Savings from Energy Performance Standards since 2010

This analysis models the energy and emissions impacts of new and revised SEAD member economy minimum energy performance standards (MEPS) passed or implemented between from January 1, 2010 through December 31, 2014. The study finds that these standards are projected to save over 700 TWh of electricity and 560 PJ of 2030 oil and gas. The electricity savings implies that roughly 235 fewer 500 megawatt power plants will be needed in the next 15 years relative to the case in which no action had been taken. Associated cumulative greenhouse gas mitigation from these regulations total more than 4 billion metric tons of CO2, or more than the annual emissions of the European Union.

Super-Efficient Equipment and Appliance Deployment Initiative Fact Sheet

Thursday, June 02, 2016
Super-Efficient Equipment and Appliance Deployment Initiative Fact Sheet

This fact sheet, published during CEM7, describes SEAD's goals, impact, achievements, and participating governments and partner organizations.

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.

10 Billion Bulbs

Tuesday, November 03, 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.

Lessons Learned From Incentive Programs for Efficient Air Conditioners: A Review

Friday, October 30, 2015
Lessons Learned From Incentive Programs for Efficient Air Conditioners: A Review

This report by CEM's SEAD initiative reviews financial incentive programs that aim to mitigate the energy consumption attributable to the growing stock of air conditioners (ACs). The report also describes how incentive programs can be designed to address other pressing concerns related to growing AC use.

SEAD Releases Review of Incentive Programs to Address Escalating Cooling Demand and Use

Friday, October 30, 2015
SEAD Releases Review of Incentive Programs to Address Escalating Cooling Demand and Use

CEM's Super-efficient Equipment and Appliance Deployment (SEAD) initiative recently published a report on financial incentive programs that aim to mitigate the energy consumption attributable to the growing stock of air conditioners (ACs). Lessons Learned From Incentive Programs for Efficient Air Conditioners: A Review also describes how incentive programs can be designed to address other pressing concerns related to growing AC use.

Aura Light International, Bajaj Electricals Ltd, and Cree Win SEAD Global Efficiency Medals for Energy Efficiency

Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Aura Light International, Bajaj Electricals Ltd, and Cree Win SEAD Global Efficiency Medals for Energy Efficiency

The SEAD Initiative announced the winners of its Global Efficiency Medal competition for super-efficient commercial LED lighting. Aura Light International, a Swedish manufacturer, won the international award, with Cree, Bajaj Electricals Ltd, and Aura Light International winning the regional awards.
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