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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

CEM8 Scene Setter

CEM8 Scene Setter

Tracking Progress and Identifying Further Opportunities

Dr. Fatih Birol, Executive Director of the International Energy Agency (IEA), provided the Scene Setter for the Eighth Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM8).

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Tracking Clean Energy Progress 2017

Tracking Clean Energy Progress 2017

Energy Technology Perspectives 2017 Excerpt: Informing Energy Sector Transformations

The International Energy Agency’s annual Tracking Clean Energy Progress report provides an overview of the existing state of technologies across different parts of the energy sector, as well as information about government actions and progress toward energy-related goals.

Friday, June 16, 2017

New global initiative aims to advance women’s leadership in clean energy

New global initiative aims to advance women’s leadership in clean energy

Sweden and Canada announced they were setting up a new global Technology Collaboration Programme (TCP) under the International Energy Agency (IEA) to promote leadership roles for women in clean energy. The establishment of the Clean Energy Education and Empowerment TCP (C3E TCP) was announced during the 8th Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM8) meeting in Beijing. It builds on the successful C3E initiative created by member governments of the CEM in 2010.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

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

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.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Next Generation Wind and Solar Power - From Cost to Value

Next Generation Wind and Solar Power - From Cost to Value

A new report, co-developed by the Clean Energy Ministerial's Solar and Wind Working Group and the International Energy Agency, explores the dramatic expansion of renewable power, along with the challenges this presents to power system operators and regulators. The new report includes a series of country-specific case studies that show how emerging countries can achieve integration.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Christian Zinglersen named as Head of the new Clean Energy Ministerial Secretariat at the International Energy Agency

Christian Zinglersen named as Head of the new Clean Energy Ministerial Secretariat at the International Energy Agency

Christian Zinglersen, the Deputy Permanent Secretary at the Danish Ministry of Energy, Utilities and Climate, was named the first Head of Secretariat for the new Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) Secretariat, established at the International Energy Agency (IEA). Mr. Zinglersen will lead the CEM Secretariat to support an accelerated global transition to modern and clean energy sources. He takes his position, based in the IEA’s headquarters in Paris, on February 1.

Friday, June 17, 2016

Statement of Support for IEA Housing CEM Secretariat from Energy Secretary Moniz

Statement of Support for IEA Housing CEM Secretariat from Energy Secretary Moniz

Statement of support from U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz regarding the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) moving its secretariat to the International Energy Agency (IEA) from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Tracking Clean Energy Progress 2016

Tracking Clean Energy Progress 2016

Energy Technology Perspectives 2016 Excerpt; IEA Input to the Clean Energy Ministerial

The annual ‌Tracking Clean Energy Progress report, an excerpt of the publication Energy Technology Perspectives, highlights the development and deployment of key clean energy technologies year on year. The report tracks the evolution of select technologies and sectors against the interim 2025 targets of the International Energy Agency (IEA) 2°C Scenario.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Tracking Clean Energy Progress: Setting the Scene for the Clean Energy Ministerial

Tracking Clean Energy Progress: Setting the Scene for the Clean Energy Ministerial

At the seventh Clean Energy Ministerial, Fatih Birol, Executive Director of the International Energy Agency (IEA), provided an overview of clean energy progress based on the IEA’s 2016 Energy Technology Perspectives.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

The EV City Casebook Wins a Low Carbon Champion Award

The EV City Casebook Wins a Low Carbon Champion Award

The EV City Casebook: 50 Big Ideas is one of the Low Carbon Champions for 2014–2015, as announced by the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP). The Casebook was a cooperative effort of the Clean Energy Ministerial’s Electric Vehicles Initiative (EVI), the International Energy Agency’s Hybrid & Electric Vehicle Implementing Agreement, and future city think tank Urban Foresight and was recognized as the Low Carbon Publication or Report of the Year.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Energy Technology Perspectives 2015

Energy Technology Perspectives 2015

Mobilising Innovation to Accelerate Climate Action

At the sixth Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM6), Maria van der Hoeven of the International Energy Agency presented Tracking Clean Energy Progress 2015, calling on the energy sector to more actively support the energy innovation required to meet the IEA's 2-degree scenario and effectively combat climate change.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Tracking Clean Energy Progress 2015

Tracking Clean Energy Progress 2015

Energy Technology Perspectives 2015 Excerpt, IEA Input to the Clean Energy Ministerial

Tracking Clean Energy Progress 2015 reviews progress in 19 energy technology/sector areas & identifies key policy and technology measures that energy ministers and their governments can take to scale up deployment, while also demonstrating the potential to save energy and reduce emissions.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Joint IEA-CEM Workshop Explores Role of CHP and DHC in Sustainable Energy Systems

Joint IEA-CEM Workshop Explores Role of CHP and DHC in Sustainable Energy Systems

The Combined Heat and Power (CHP) and Efficient District Heating and Cooling (DHC) Working Group hosted a Sustainable Urban Energy Systems Workshop on 25 February 2015 in cooperation with the International Energy Agency (IEA). The workshop explored how CHP and DHC can create a more sustainable, flexible, and integrated energy system.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Pathways to a Sustainable Energy Future

Pathways to a Sustainable Energy Future

Systems Integration and the Role of CHP/DHC

This presentation discusses current energy losses and notes that, by integrating heat and electricity systems, CHP and DHC technologies can significantly increase efficiency. However, taking advantage of CHP and DHC requires new business models.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Tracking Clean Energy Progress 2014

Tracking Clean Energy Progress 2014

Energy Technology Perspectives 2014 Excerpt, and IEA Input to the Clean Energy Ministerial

Tracking Clean Energy Progress 2014 reviews progress in 12 energy areas & makes recommendations to governments on how to scale up deployment of these technologiesThe report also examines the rapid growth in electronic devices & their impact on electricity use.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Tracking Clean Energy Progress Presentation

Tracking Clean Energy Progress Presentation

Energy Technology Perspectives 2014

At the fifth Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM5), Maria van der Hoeven of the International Energy Agency presented Tracking Clean Energy Progress 2014, calling on the energy sector to more actively transform the energy system to meet long term security, economic, and climate goals, and arguing that a sustainable electricity system will need to be smarter, more unified, and more integrated.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Looking Ahead to CEM5

Looking Ahead to CEM5

The fifth Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM5) will be held on 12-13 May 2014 in Seoul, Korea, where energy ministers and other high-level delegates will assess progress and identify creative solutions to accelerate the transition to a global clean energy economy.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

International Awards Competition on Smart Grids Launched, Nominations Period Extended

International Awards Competition on Smart Grids Launched, Nominations Period Extended

Nominations due 26 March for ISGAN Award of Excellence in "Consumer Engagement and Empowerment"

The first ISGAN Award of Excellence competition will recognize excellence in smart grid projects around the world, with a focus on "consumer engagement and empowerment." Nominations may be submitted through 26 March 2014. 

Friday, February 7, 2014

New EV City Casebook to Profile 50 Big Ideas in Electric Mobility

New EV City Casebook to Profile 50 Big Ideas in Electric Mobility

Electric Vehicles Initiative, international coalition announce call for most innovative ideas advancing electric vehicle adoption

The Electric Vehicles Initiative, international coalition are seeking nominations for big ideas on electric mobility to highlight in a new EV City Casebook. 

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Clear interest in Sweden's energy transition at the IEA Ministerial meeting in Paris

Clear interest in Sweden's energy transition at the IEA Ministerial meeting in Paris

This blog article from Anna-Karin Hatt, Sweden's Minister for Information Technology and Energy, highlights Sweden's energy transition and how it is possible to combine high growth with increased sustainability.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

New CHP/DHC Country Scorecards Released

New CHP/DHC Country Scorecards Released

GSEP CHP/DHC Working Group worked with the IEA to release scorecards for Japan, Finland and Korea

The GSEP CHP/DHC Working Group worked with the IEA to release CHP/DHC scorecards for Japan, Finland and Korea.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Tracking Clean Energy Progress 2013

Tracking Clean Energy Progress 2013

The IEA Tracking Clean Energy Progress 2013 report examines the latest global development and deployment of 11 clean energy technologies and end-use sectors, and it provides specific recommendations to governments on how to scale up deployment of these key technologies.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Tracking Clean Energy Progress 2013 Presentation

Tracking Clean Energy Progress 2013 Presentation

At the fourth Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM4), Maria van der Hoeven of the International Energy Agency presented highlights from the Tracking Clean Energy Progress 2013 report.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Energy Provider‐Delivered Energy Efficiency

Energy Provider‐Delivered Energy Efficiency

This International Energy Agency (IEA) report provides a global view of energy provider-delivered energy savings programs and offers 41 detailed case studies spanning 18 countries.
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