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CEM8: The Clean Energy Challenge Demands Shared Global Leadership

Thursday, June 08, 2017
CEM8: The Clean Energy Challenge Demands Shared Global Leadership

At the eighth Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM8), held in Beijing, China on 6-8 June 2017, energy ministers and heads of delegation announced more ambitious goals for the CEM’s work in the area of electric vehicles (EV30@30), urban energy systems, buildings efficiency, and advanced power plant flexibility (APPF);  exchanged views with global business leaders, energy experts from industry, academia, and international organisations in four public-private roundtable discussions; and launched a new era of ‘shared global leadership’ for the CEM.

World’s Energy Leaders to Gather in San Francisco for 7th Clean Energy Ministerial and Inaugural Mission Innovation Ministerial

Tuesday, May 31, 2016
World’s Energy Leaders to Gather in San Francisco for 7th Clean Energy Ministerial and Inaugural Mission Innovation Ministerial

On June 1–2, Energy Ministers from Nations with 90% of Clean Energy Investments and 75% of GHG Emissions to Focus on Advancing Clean Energy Cooperation and Implementing Paris Agreement Commitments

Energy ministers and other high-level delegates from over 20 countries and the European Commission will gather in San Francisco, California, on June 1–2 for the seventh Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM7) and inaugural Mission Innovation (MI Ministerial). Included in the two-day agenda will be a series of major announcements, report launches, and commitments from business and government leaders from around the world. 

World’s Top Energy Ministers to Gather in San Francisco for 7th Clean Energy Ministerial and Inaugural Mission Innovation Ministerial

Wednesday, April 27, 2016
World’s Top Energy Ministers to Gather in San Francisco for 7th Clean Energy Ministerial and Inaugural Mission Innovation Ministerial

On June 1–2, Ministers to Focus on Advancing Clean Energy Cooperation and Implementing Paris Agreement Commitments among Nations with 90% of Clean Energy Investments and 75% of Emissions

Energy ministers and other high-level delegates from over 20 countries and the European Commission will gather in San Francisco, California, on June 1–2 for the seventh Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM7) and inaugural Mission Innovation (MI) Ministerial.

World Energy Leaders at Sixth Clean Energy Ministerial Announce Ambitious Efforts to Advance Clean Energy Worldwide

Thursday, May 28, 2015
World Energy Leaders at Sixth Clean Energy Ministerial Announce Ambitious Efforts to Advance Clean Energy Worldwide

Energy Ministers Announce “CEM 2.0,” New Global Initiatives, the United States as the Next CEM Host, and China Intends to Host CEM8 Host

At the sixth Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM6), Mexico Secretary of Energy Pedro Joaquín Coldwell, U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz, China Minister of Science and Technology Wan Gang and other world energy leaders announced ambitious actions to accelerate the global transition to clean energy. Ministers agreed to launch an enhanced, second phase of work under CEM, referred to as “CEM 2.0.” Ministers also launched three critical efforts to drive action in the clean energy space: a CEM Global Lighting Challenge, CEM Power System Challenge, and expanded Clean Energy Solutions Center with Finance Portal. To conclude CEM6, President Barack Obama announced in a video message that the United States will host CEM7 in 2016, which was followed by the announcement by China's Minister Wan Gang that China intends to host CEM8 in 2017.

ISGAN Award of Excellence, GSGF Best Smartgrid Project Award Winners Recognized at CEM6

Wednesday, May 27, 2015
ISGAN Award of Excellence, GSGF Best Smartgrid Project Award Winners Recognized at CEM6

Second annual ISGAN Award, inaugural GSGF Award celebrate excellence in smart grids for renewable energy integration

At the sixth Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM6), the International Smart Grid Action Network (ISGAN) and the Global Smart Grid Federation (GSGF) announced the winners of the second-annual ISGAN Award of Excellence and the first-ever GSGF Best Smartgrid Project Award. The winning projects receiving these prestigious awards serve as global exemplars of the value that smarter, cleaner electric grids can offer.

The Clean Energy Ministerial Recognizes Energy-Efficient Motors, Innovative Smart Grid Initiatives, and Clean Energy Ambassadors

Wednesday, May 27, 2015
The Clean Energy Ministerial Recognizes Energy-Efficient Motors, Innovative Smart Grid Initiatives, and Clean Energy Ambassadors

CEM Awards ceremony highlights global leaders in clean energy policy and technology

Today, during the sixth Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM6) in Mérida, Mexico, a Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) Awards ceremony honored several global clean energy innovators working to advance appliance energy efficiency, smart grid technology, and clean energy education and empowerment.

Clean Energy Ministerial and World Bank to Help Countries Scale Up, Integrate Renewable Energy in Grids

Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Clean Energy Ministerial and World Bank to Help Countries Scale Up, Integrate Renewable Energy in Grids

The Clean Energy Ministerial and the World Bank’s Energy Sector Management Assistance Program will work together to deliver targeted technical assistance to help developing and middle-income countries integrate large shares of wind and solar energy into their electricity grids. Together, the initiatives will deliver the most advanced knowledge—from technical integration of variable renewable energy (VRE) and smart grids to harmonized policy and regulatory frameworks—that will draw from the experiences of vanguard countries already managing high percentages of wind and solar penetration.

Global LEAP and Partners Launch Innovative Off-Grid Market Acceleration Program

Monday, May 25, 2015
Global LEAP and Partners Launch Innovative Off-Grid Market Acceleration Program

Awards and Incentives Program Will Make High-Quality Appliances More Accessible to Under-served Consumers

The Global Lighting and Energy Access Partnership (Global LEAP) initiative and partners are launching an innovative energy access program. The market acceleration program will provide results-based financing incentives to support bulk purchases of off-grid appliances that have won or been named a finalist in Global LEAP Awards competitions. 

Nominations Open for 2nd Annual Smart Grid Award of Excellence

Monday, January 26, 2015
Nominations Open for 2nd Annual Smart Grid Award of Excellence

Honoring excellence in smart grids for renewable energy integration

The International Smart Grid Action Network (ISGAN), in partnership with the Global Smart Grid Federation (GSGF), launched its second annual Award of Excellence competition to showcase leadership and innovation in smart grid projects around the world. This year’s competition theme is “Excellence in Smart Grids for Renewable Energy Integration."

SEAD Announces International Competition to Recognize World’s Most Energy-Efficient Televisions

Wednesday, January 07, 2015
SEAD Announces International Competition to Recognize World’s Most Energy-Efficient Televisions

The Super-efficient Equipment and Appliance Deployment (SEAD) initiative has announced a competition to recognize the most energy-efficient flat-panel televisions around the world. SEAD Global Efficiency Medals will be awarded to the most energy-efficient televisions on the market as well as to new technologies that have the potential to greatly reduce energy use in the future.

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