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Friday, June 23, 2017

China Joins the CEM Solar and Wind Working Group at CEM8

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.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

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

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.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Corporate Sourcing of Renewables Day Side Event at CEM8

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.

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.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Multilateral Solar and Wind Working Group Fact Sheet

Multilateral Solar and Wind Working Group Fact Sheet

This fact sheet, published during CEM7, describes the Solar and Wind initiative's goals, impact, achievements, and participating governments and partner organizations.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

2015 ISGAN Award of Excellence: Eirgrid Interview

2015 ISGAN Award of Excellence: Eirgrid Interview

In 2015, the Clean Energy Ministerial’s International Smart Grid Action Network (ISGAN), in partnership with the Global Smart Grid Federation (GSGF), launched the second ISGAN Award of Excellence international competition to showcase leadership and innovation in smart grid projects around the world. This video presents an interview with Robbie Ahern, program manager of DS3 (Delivering a Secure, Sustainable Electricity System) at Ireland’s Eirgrid, which received a silver ISGAN 2015 Award of Excellence.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

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

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.

Friday, June 19, 2015

New Report Offers Guidance on Designing Effective Renewable Energy Auctions

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.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

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

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.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Report on India's Renewable Electricity Roadmap 2030: Toward Accelerated Renewable Electricity Deployment

Report on India's Renewable Electricity Roadmap 2030: Toward Accelerated Renewable Electricity Deployment

This roadmap outlines key recommendations and a framework for integrated policy strategy to drive a dramatic scale-up of renewable energy in India that complements both existing and planned conventional power projects. The executive summary is provided here; the full report is available from the Confederation of Indian Industry.  

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

New Report Highlights Economic Value of Solar and Wind Energy

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.  

Monday, May 12, 2014

econValue: The Socio-economic Benefits of Solar and Wind Energy

econValue: The Socio-economic Benefits of Solar and Wind Energy

This report highlights approaches for measuring the economic value, such as jobs and tax revenues, created from the deployment of solar and wind energy technologies

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Wind Map of Africa Now Available in Global Atlas

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.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Global Atlas Web Portal Offers New Innovations

Global Atlas Web Portal Offers New Innovations

Site Offers New Maps, Data Sets, and Learning Resources for the Global Atlas for Solar and Wind

The Global Atlas for Solar and Wind has updated its web portal to provide easier access to the Atlas GIS interface, catalog of data sets, and an expanded learning center.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

IRENA Global Atlas for Solar and Wind Energy

The Global Atlas for Solar and Wind Energy is the comprehensive information platform on the potential of renewable energy. It provides resource maps from leading technical institutes worldwide and tools for evaluating the technical potential of renewable energies.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Insights from Interviews, a Survey, and a Workshop with Potential End Users of the Global Atlas for Solar and Wind Energy

Insights from Interviews, a Survey, and a Workshop with Potential End Users of the Global Atlas for Solar and Wind Energy

This report summarizes the results of a UNEP effort to conduct interviews, a survey, and a workshop with potential end users of the Global Atlas for Solar and Wind Energy. 

Friday, April 5, 2013

Harnessing the Power of Wind and Sun

Harnessing the Power of Wind and Sun

The 2009 Technology Action Plans are the genesis of the Clean Energy Ministerial and are still at the core of its initiatives, including the Multilateral Working Group on Solar and Wind. 


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Monday, February 4, 2013

Global Atlas for Solar and Wind Energy

Global Atlas for Solar and Wind Energy

The Global Atlas for Solar and Wind Energy is a collaborative internet-based Geographic Information System (GIS) for wind and solar resources that can direct and enhance cooperation on global scenarios and strategies and support decisionmaking, especially in areas where existing information is insufficient.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Global Atlas TV

Global Atlas TV

A collection of videos about the Global Atlas for Solar and Wind Energy. 

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Global Solar and Wind Atlas Brochure

Global Solar and Wind Atlas Brochure

This brochure describes the Global Atlas for Solar and Wind energy, a collaborative internet-based Geographic Information System (GIS) for wind and solar resources.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Solar and Wind EcoValue Project: Opportunities for Economic Value Creation Along the Solar and Wind Value Chain

Solar and Wind EcoValue Project: Opportunities for Economic Value Creation Along the Solar and Wind Value Chain

This paper describes the EcoValue project, which aims to analyze the various economic opportunities that may be offered by solar and wind sector development.
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