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Thursday, June 8, 2017

New Commitments Highlight Progress of Energy Management Campaign at Eighth Clean Energy Ministerial

New Commitments Highlight Progress of Energy Management Campaign at Eighth Clean Energy Ministerial

Governments, companies, and international partners step up their efforts to accelerate implementation of ISO 50001

Partners shared their newest commitments to the Energy Management Campaign with an international assembly of high-level clean energy leaders attending the 8th Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM8), which took place June 6–8 in Beijing, China. One of the highlights of the three-day event, the Campaign aims, by 2020, to achieve 50,001 global certifications to ISO 50001, the global energy management system standard. During related CEM8 events, governments, global business leaders, and other key partners outlined concrete actions they will take to promote ISO 50001 and make progress towards climate and energy goals.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

CEM’s Advanced Cooling Challenge Recruited $1.4 billion in Investments to Promote Efficient Cooling Technology

CEM’s Advanced Cooling Challenge Recruited $1.4 billion in Investments to Promote Efficient Cooling Technology

Since its launch one year ago, the Advanced Cooling Challenge has recruited 26 commitments & $1.4 billion in investments from national governments, and global leading manufacturers, institutions, & NGOs

Today, at the eighth Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM8), the Advanced Cooling Challenge (ACC) announced that it has recruited 26 commitments and $USD 1.4 billion of investments towards developing and deploying energy-efficient air conditioners that use low global warming potential (GWP) refrigerants.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

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

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.

Monday, January 23, 2017

Industry Commits to Development of Super-Efficient Cooling Systems

Industry Commits to Development of Super-Efficient Cooling Systems

Voltas, Blue Star, Godrej, Daikin, Whirlpool, and Panasonic endorse the Clean Energy Ministerial's climate-friendly Advanced Cooling Challenge

Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) and The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) hosted a day-long workshop to deliberate on a strategy for super-efficient cooling systems. As a result, leading manufacturers such as Voltas, Blue Star, Godrej, Daikin, Whirlpool, and Panasonic pledged their support to develop and deploy super-efficient cooling systems in their complexes and facilities. They also endorsed the Clean Energy Ministerial’s Advanced Cooling (AC) Challenge.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Urban Leaders Sign Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Development Declaration

Urban Leaders Sign Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Development Declaration

Annual Moscow Forum Provides Platform for Agreement

City mayors and official representatives from all over the world gathered in Moscow in November for a meeting on energy efficiency and sustainable city development. Russia is a member of the Clean Energy Ministerial, a global partnership working to accelerate the global clean energy transition. The meeting took place on the sidelines of the ENES 2016 V International Energy Efficiency and Energy Development Forum. A key outcome was a declaration of dedication to energy efficiency and sustainable development.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

ISO 50001 Highlights from COP22

ISO 50001 Highlights from COP22

The Clean Energy Ministerial Advances a Key Tool for Climate Action

The Clean Energy Ministerial’s Energy Management Working Group and its work to raise the visibility of ISO 50001 as a key tool for climate action were featured at the 22nd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP22), held November 7–18 in Marrakech, Morocco. Established in 2011, ISO 50001 transforms the way organizations manage energy, offering companies a comprehensive approach to continually improve energy performance, sustainability, and the bottom line.

Monday, December 19, 2016

A Cooling Challenge in a Warming World

A Cooling Challenge in a Warming World

Gabrielle B. Dreyfus, Office of International Affairs, U.S. Department of Energy, and Mark Radka, Energy, Climate and Technology Branch, UN Environment

In a warmer, richer world, the demand for air conditioning will skyrocket. However, improving the average efficiency of air conditioners sold in 2030 by 30% compared to today’s models would reduce emissions of CO2 by up to 25 billion metric tons over the lifetime of the equipment. The Clean Energy Ministerial launched the Advanced Cooling Challenge to inspire governments and industry to make, sell, promote, and install super-efficient air conditioner or cooling solutions that are smart, climate friendly, and affordable.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Lighting the World with 10 Billion LED Bulbs

Lighting the World with 10 Billion LED Bulbs

Chad S. Gallinat, U.S. Global Lighting Challenge lead

Lighting accounts for 15 percent of global electricity consumption and 5 percent of worldwide greenhouse gas emissions. At the same time, 1.2 billion people lack access to modern energy services, including reliable lighting. For many, hazardous energy sources such as kerosene are the only option. To address these immense problems, last year at COP21 in Paris, the Clean Energy Ministerial launched the Global Lighting Challenge — a race to deploy 10 billion high-efficiency, high-quality, and affordable lighting products (such as LEDs) as quickly as possible.

Monday, December 12, 2016

Governments working together to save energy

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. 

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

The role of energy efficiency in meeting energy access goals

The role of energy efficiency in meeting energy access goals

Rose Mutiso, U.S. Global LEAP lead

Energy efficiency is a critically important component of global efforts to provide access to modern energy services to the billion plus people worldwide who currently lack access to electricity. Basic energy services such as lighting and phone charging are an important first rung in the energy access ladder, but the broader socio-economic benefits of electricity access require higher levels of energy services. High-quality, super-efficient off-grid appliances require less energy and reduce the size of the off-grid energy systems needed to run them. Global LEAP partners are working to support thriving commercial markets for off-grid appliances and equipment.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Denmark Joins CEM’s Energy Management Working Group to Bolster International Efforts

Denmark Joins CEM’s Energy Management Working Group to Bolster International Efforts

Kim Møller Porst, ‎Danish Ministry of Energy, Utilities and Climate

Denmark is proud to announce our partnership in the Clean Energy Ministerial’s Energy Management Working Group and Energy Management Campaign, which seek to accelerate broad and effective use of energy management systems in industry and commercial buildings worldwide. This step continues a history of Danish leadership in energy management.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

COP22 Side Event: Energy Efficiency in Support of Nationally Determined Contributions

COP22 Side Event: Energy Efficiency in Support of Nationally Determined Contributions

A side event on energy efficiency at COP22 in Marrakesh, Morocco, highlighted United for Efficiency (U4E), the GIZ Green Cooling Initiative, and the Clean Energy Ministerial’s Advanced Cooling Challenge. “What do Nationally Determined Contributions Need to Succeed? Energy Efficiency” showcased initiatives and resources countries can use to scale up their energy efficiency ambitions to achieve their nationally determined contributions in line with the Paris climate accord.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

COP22 Side Event: The Strong Potential of LED Lighting in Africa

COP22 Side Event: The Strong Potential of LED Lighting in Africa

At the COP22 climate conference in Marrakech, Morocco, the United Nations Environment Programme’s (UNEP’s) United for Efficiency (U4E) effort collaborated with the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) to organize a 16 November side event: “Energy-Efficient Lighting for Africa and Beyond.” The event raised awareness about the savings possible from light-emitting diodes (LED lighting) in Africa and announced a new partnership between U4E and Energy Efficiency Services Limited of India. During the event, the CEM invited African participants to join its Global Lighting Challenge.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Ministers Feature Clean Energy Ministerial as Implementation Forum at COP22

Ministers Feature Clean Energy Ministerial as Implementation Forum at COP22

Ministers and other leaders announce new efforts to help countries achieve clean energy goals

Several events at the 22nd United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP22) highlighted the value and impact of the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) as a global platform to help countries implement their clean energy goals and achieve their nationally determined contributions (NDCs). CEM initiatives and campaigns were featured and new efforts announced to accelerate clean energy deployment that will help achieve the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement while boosting economies and increasing energy security.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Energy Management Leadership Awards: Read Application Tips and Meet the Judges

Energy Management Leadership Awards: Read Application Tips and Meet the Judges

Organizations around the world with ISO 50001-certified energy management systems are encouraged to showcase their accomplishments through a prestigious awards program from the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM). Top winners will be honored at the eighth Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM8) meeting in Beijing, China, attended by energy ministers and corporate leaders from around the globe. This blog provides tips for successful entries and a list of the international experts who will judge applications.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

New Energy Management Standards Help Demonstrate Energy Performance Improvement

New Energy Management Standards Help Demonstrate Energy Performance Improvement

This November, the International Standards Organization (ISO) published ISO 50047 – Determination of Energy Savings in Organizations, which builds on ISO 50001, the family of international energy management standards, by providing organizations with the additional guidance needed to calculate and accept with confidence the effect that implemented energy performance actions have had on facility-wide energy efficiency.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

2017 Global Energy Management Awards Program Launches, Now Accepting Entries

2017 Global Energy Management Awards Program Launches, Now Accepting Entries

Top winners to be honored on international stage at eighth Clean Energy Ministerial in 2017

Announced today, the 2017 CEM Energy Management Leadership Awards will raise global awareness of the benefits of energy management and accelerate uptake of these systems to support corporate, national, and global climate goals. Organizations that have an ISO 50001-certified energy management system may compete for these prestigious awards. The submission deadline is 24 January 2017.

Friday, September 16, 2016

3 Trends in Decentralized Renewables and a Revolution

3 Trends in Decentralized Renewables and a Revolution

Interview with Michael Liebreich, Chairman of the Advisory Board and Founder of Bloomberg New Energy Finance

Michael Liebreich, founder of Bloomberg New Energy Finance, praises the Clean Energy Ministerial's (CEM's) Global LEAP initiative and its efforts towards developing energy-efficient appliances to meet the demands of low-income families and those in the off-grid market. Liebreich explains his predictions for the future of decentralized renewables and energy access, and discusses the trends he believes will help establish the new energy-efficient revolution. 

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

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

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.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

SEAD Member Economy Recent Achievements

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.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

World Energy Trilemma 2016: Defining Measures to Accelerate the Energy Transition

World Energy Trilemma 2016: Defining Measures to Accelerate the Energy Transition

At the seventh Clean Energy Ministerial, Joan MacNaughton, Executive Chair of the World Energy Council Trilemma Study Group, provided an overview of the Group’s 2016 report.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Energy Management Campaign Launches at Seventh Clean Energy Ministerial

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.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Global Awards Program Recognizes Companies for Leadership in Energy Management

Global Awards Program Recognizes Companies for Leadership in Energy Management

Cummins, LG Chem, and New Gold win inaugural Awards of Excellence in Energy Management

Thirty-five businesses in 20 countries have been selected for global recognition as part of the inaugural Energy Management Leadership Awards program sponsored by the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM). On June 2, 2016, three companies will receive top honors, the Award of Excellence in Energy Management, at the annual CEM meeting in San Francisco, California: Cummins Inc. (USA), LG Chem Ltd. (Republic of Korea), and New Gold Inc. (Canada). Another 32 companies will receive Energy Management Insight Awards for helping to build global insight on the benefits of energy management systems in industrial and commercial facilities.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Energy Management Working Group (EMWG) Fact Sheet

Energy Management Working Group (EMWG) Fact Sheet

The Energy Management Working Group drives broad adoption and use of energy management systems in industry and commercial buildings worldwide. Participating countries leverage their resources and take collective action to make it easier for these sectors to adopt energy management systems around the globe. 

Thursday, April 28, 2016

North American Governments Announce Pilot Program to Accelerate Regional Adoption of the Energy Management Standard ISO 50001

North American Governments Announce Pilot Program to Accelerate Regional Adoption of the Energy Management Standard ISO 50001

Energy ministries from Canada, Mexico, and the United States announced that nine companies will join the North American Energy Management Pilot Program to promote implementation of the ISO 50001 international energy management system standard. 
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