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Monday, December 19, 2016

The Clean Energy Solutions Center: Current Impact and Future Capabilities

The Clean Energy Solutions Center: Current Impact and Future Capabilities

In this video, Barry Bredenkamp from the South African National Energy Development Institute and Diann Black-Layne from the government of Antigua and Barbuda discuss how the Clean Energy Solutions Center’s Ask an Expert service has helped them meet their clean energy goals. Martin Keller from the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory discusses future capabilities of the Solutions Center.

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, September 21, 2015

Policies to Spur Energy Access

Policies to Spur Energy Access

The Clean Energy Solutions Center's Policies to Spur Energy Access is a comprehensive report that reveals policy options for developing countries to engage the private sector in creating market solutions to energy access.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Clean Energy Grid Integration Network Launches

Clean Energy Grid Integration Network Launches

Partnership supported by CEM's Clean Energy Solutions Center and 21st Century Power Partnership (21CPP)

The new Clean Energy Grid Integration Network (CEGIN) for policy makers will help governments around the world strengthen policies and programs to enable high levels of renewable energy generation for electricity systems along with related demand response, smart grid and storage solutions. 

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.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The Next Generation of Renewable Electricity Policy

The Next Generation of Renewable Electricity Policy

How rapid change is breaking down conventional policy categories

This report, prepared by the Clean Energy Solutions Center, reviews changes in the renewable energy market that are driving policy innovation, discusses an emerging breakdown in conventional policy labels, and explores specific examples of recent policy innovation that can help point the way toward the next generation of renewable electricity policies.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

New Clean Energy Solutions Center Report Explores the Next Generation of Renewable Energy Policy

New Clean Energy Solutions Center Report Explores the Next Generation of Renewable Energy Policy

The Clean Energy Solutions Center has released a new report that examines recent innovations in renewable energy policy. It reviews changes in the renewable energy market that are driving policy innovation, discusses an emerging breakdown in conventional policy labels, and explores specific examples of recent policy innovation that can help point the way toward the next generation of renewable electricity policies.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Clean Energy Solutions Center Announces Collaboration with R20 Regions of Climate Action

Clean Energy Solutions Center Announces Collaboration with R20 Regions of Climate Action

The Clean Energy Solutions Center has entered into collaboration with R20 Regions of Climate Action to support clean energy policy development by state and local governments around the world. The two organizations will work together to expand use of the Solutions Center's "Ask an Expert" service and other technical resources and training programs to support local actions to advance clean energy.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Clean Energy Solutions Center’s Ask an Expert Service Assists Clean Energy Policy Makers Worldwide

Clean Energy Solutions Center’s Ask an Expert Service Assists Clean Energy Policy Makers Worldwide

Since the Clean Energy Solutions Center launched its Ask an Expert service in early 2012, its clean energy policy experts have responded to more than 130 requests for no-cost policy assistance from policy makers in more than 70 countries worldwide.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Recently Published Asia-Pacific Renewable Energy Assessment Available through the Clean Energy Solutions Center

Recently Published Asia-Pacific Renewable Energy Assessment Available through the Clean Energy Solutions Center

The Asia-Pacific Renewable Energy Assessment (APREA) report provides an overview of the current and possible future costs of renewable electricity generation, as well as renewable generation integration issues, in China, India, Indonesia, Japan, the Republic of Korea, and Australia.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Clean Energy Solutions Center, IRENA Partner to Support Renewable Energy Policy Advice Network (REPAN)

Clean Energy Solutions Center, IRENA Partner to Support Renewable Energy Policy Advice Network (REPAN)

New agreement expands the scope of activity for global network of renewable energy experts

The Clean Energy Solutions Center, an initiative of the Clean Energy Ministerial, and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) have formalized a collaboration that will help accelerate the global deployment of renewable energy. The jointly led Renewable Energy Policy Advice Network (REPAN) will leverage both organizations’ resources by coordinating a global network of experts and practitioners to help countries design and implement renewable energy policies and programs.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Models for Driving Energy Efficiency Nationally Using Energy Management

Models for Driving Energy Efficiency Nationally Using Energy Management

Governments are implementing various approaches to accelerate industry uptake of energy management systems, such as promoting compliance with ISO 50001. This paper explores three approaches: mandated programs (Japan); incentive programs (Sweden); and market-based certification programs (United States).

Monday, February 24, 2014

21st Century Power Partnership Works through RAP to Deliver Energy Efficiency Progress in Arkansas

21st Century Power Partnership Works through RAP to Deliver Energy Efficiency Progress in Arkansas

Strategic engagement informs policy makers about state utility program designs and regulatory policies to improve end-use energy efficiency.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Avoiding 100 New Power Plants by Increasing Efficiency of Room Air Conditioners in India: Opportunities and Challenges

Avoiding 100 New Power Plants by Increasing Efficiency of Room Air Conditioners in India: Opportunities and Challenges

Tapping into India's large potential for energy savings

This paper explores policy options to complement, expand, and improve ongoing programs to capture the energy savings possible in India by improving the energy efficiency of room ACs.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Clean Energy Solutions Center Reaches Milestone of 100 Ask-An-Expert Requests

Clean Energy Solutions Center Reaches Milestone of 100 Ask-An-Expert Requests

No-cost service provides clean energy policy assistance to countries around the world

Representatives in more than 40 countries have utilized the Ask-An-Expert service to request clean energy policy information and advice at no cost. 

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

SEAD Contributes to the ECOWAS Energy Efficiency Policy Action Plan

SEAD Contributes to the ECOWAS Energy Efficiency Policy Action Plan

Workshop and analysis help advance appliance energy efficiency initiatives in the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)

As part of its ongoing work with the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE), SEAD helped deliver a workshop on improving appliance energy efficiency.

Monday, October 7, 2013

India Releases Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Policy Database

India Releases Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Policy Database

Clean Energy Solutions Center supports development of IREEED, first-ever database of central and state government energy policies and incentives in India

The Indian Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Policy Database (IREEED) provides concise clean energy and energy efficiency policy summaries for consumers, businesses, project developers, and policy makers.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Clean Energy Solutions Center portal for Appliance and Equipment Efficiency

The portal provides technical resources that policymakers can use to inform the design and implementation of appliance standards and labeling programs.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Clean Energy Solutions Center portal for biofuels

The biofuels portal provides policy resources, including analysis tools, best practice reports, deployment impact analysis resources, and resources for deployment potential/policy scenario analysis. 

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Indian Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Policy Database (IREEED)

The Indian Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Policy Database (IREEED) is a publicly available database that is a repository of all central and state government policies, incentives, and programmes related to renewable energy and energy efficiency.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Global RE Opportunity Tool

The Global Renewable Energy (RE) Opportunity Tool can assist policy makers and analysts in understanding the size and location of market opportunities for cost-effective deployment of solar technologies under different cost scenarios.  

Monday, September 16, 2013

The Clean Energy Ministerial’s U.S. Strategic Engagement on Energy Efficiency in Arkansas

The Clean Energy Ministerial’s U.S. Strategic Engagement on Energy Efficiency in Arkansas

This report is a comprehensive study by the Regulatory Assistance Project (RAP) into energy efficiency efforts in the state of Arkansas, with the goal of creating an in-depth work stream to better inform policymakers on utility program designs and regulatory policies that improve end-use energy efficiency.

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Clean Energy Solutions Center

The Clean Energy Solutions Center serves as a first-stop clearinghouse of clean energy policy reports, data, and tools, and provides interactive expert assistance and training forums.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Solutions Center "Ask an Expert" Service Advances Clean Energy Policy Worldwide

Solutions Center "Ask an Expert" Service Advances Clean Energy Policy Worldwide

No-cost service has answered more than 85 requests for technical policy assistance from around the world

Since its launch in early 2012, the Solutions Center's Ask An Expert service has handled more than 85 requests for technical policy assistance from countries around the world, with wide-ranging impact. 

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Driving Market Transformation and International Collaboration through the SEAD Initiative

Driving Market Transformation and International Collaboration through the SEAD Initiative

This paper describes how the Super-efficient Equipment and Appliance Deployment (SEAD) initiative is driving market transformation and international collaboration in support of appliance and equipment energy-efficient policies and programs. 
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