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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. 

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

Tuesday, September 6, 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.

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.

Global EV Outlook 2016 Highlights Policy Support, Technology Progress Driving EV Growth

Tuesday, June 7, 2016
Global EV Outlook 2016 Highlights Policy Support, Technology Progress Driving EV Growth

Electric cars worldwide pass 1 million, market share surpasses 1% in seven countries in 2015, and China overtakes the United States in top sales

The Clean Energy Ministerial’s Electric Vehicles Initiative has released Global EV Outlook 2016. Developed in partnership with the International Energy Agency, the report offers a unique global perspective on the burgeoning electric vehicle (EV) market, reporting on recent developments in 40 countries representing about 98% of the global electric car stock.

Global Lighting Challenge Announces 8 Billion LED Lights Pledged Toward 10 Billion Goal at CEM7

Thursday, June 2, 2016
Global Lighting Challenge Announces 8 Billion LED Lights Pledged Toward 10 Billion Goal at CEM7

At the Seventh Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM7), Nils Vikmång, State Secretary from Ministry of the Environment and Energy in Sweden, and Bill Bien, Head of Strategy of Philips Lighting, announced that the Clean Energy Ministerial’s (CEM) Global Lighting Challenge has more than eight billion LED lighting products pledged toward the 10 billion goal, and more than 100 million deployed around the world. 

Clean Energy Ministerial Launches Advanced Cooling Challenge

Thursday, June 2, 2016
Clean Energy Ministerial Launches Advanced Cooling Challenge

Governments and industry challenged to lead a revolution in cooling technology

The Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) launched the Advanced Cooling Challenge (AC Challenge) at CEM7 in San Francisco, California today. This global campaign challenges governments, companies, and other stakeholders to develop and deploy at scale super-efficient, smart, climate-friendly, and affordable cooling technologies that are critical for prosperous and healthy societies.

Global Leaders Launch Initiatives to Jumpstart Off-Grid Clean Energy Services Market

Thursday, June 2, 2016
Global Leaders Launch Initiatives to Jumpstart Off-Grid Clean Energy Services Market

Global LEAP Partners Unveil Innovative New Efforts to Deploy Clean Energy to Under-Electrified Communities throughout the Developing World

Partners in the Global Lighting and Energy Access Partnership (Global LEAP), an initiative of the Clean Energy Ministerial led by the U.S. Department of Energy, today announced a slate of new investments to advance the global market for off-grid renewable energy solutions. The efforts announced today will support the development and deployment of highly-energy efficient lighting and appliance products designed for use with small-scale distributed solar systems. These technologies are essential to achieving the United Nation’s 7th Sustainable Development Goal of achieving universal energy access by 2030.

Energy Management Campaign Launches at Seventh Clean Energy Ministerial

Thursday, June 2, 2016
Energy Management Campaign Launches at Seventh Clean Energy Ministerial

Governments, companies, and international partners collaborate to accelerate implementation of ISO 50001

An international assembly of high-level clean energy leaders attending the 7th Clean Energy Ministerial launched the Energy Management Campaign, a new, high-level international effort to promote ISO 50001, the global energy management system standard. The Energy Management Campaign is a call to action—urging governments, business, industry, and other key partners to use the ISO 50001 standard as a transparent mechanism to demonstrate progress towards climate and energy goals. The Campaign aims to achieve 50,001 global certifications to ISO 50001 by 2020.

2015–16 Global LEAP Award Winners Announced at CEM7

Wednesday, June 1, 2016
2015–16 Global LEAP Award Winners Announced at CEM7

Awards recognize the world’s best off-grid televisions and fans, which are critical to global energy access efforts

The Clean Energy Ministerial has announced the Winners in the 2015–16 Global LEAP Awards, an international competition that identifies and promotes the world’s best, most energy-efficient off-grid appliances. This round of the Global LEAP Awards features competitions for televisions and fans that are designed for use with off-grid solar energy systems.

ISGAN and GSGF Announce Winners of Annual Smart Grids Competitions

Tuesday, May 31, 2016
ISGAN and GSGF Announce Winners of Annual Smart Grids Competitions

CenterPoint Energy Smart Grid won the ISGAN Award of Excellence and the GSGF Best Smartgrid Project Award for 2016, by exemplifiying the competition's theme of ‘Excellence in Smart Grids for Reliable Electricity Service.' The ISGAN and GSGF awards showcase global leadership and innovation in smart grids.
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