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Monday, March 20, 2017

Clean Energy Solutions Center Drives Global Clean Energy Policies in 2016

Clean Energy Solutions Center Drives Global Clean Energy Policies in 2016

The Clean Energy Solutions Center (“Solutions Center”) is a unique, high-impact initiative under the Clean Energy Ministerial that has driven global clean energy policy development since its inception in 2011. The Solutions Center is delivering vital capacity-building and clean energy policy and finance advisory services to support governments in reaching their ambitious clean energy, climate, and development targets.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Approaching Energy Access Differently

Approaching Energy Access Differently

How West Africa Is Putting Women’s Interests on the Table

International Women’s Day, observed around the world on 8 March 2017, celebrates the social, economic, cultural, and political empowerment and achievement of women. Among many other issues, International Women’s Day provides an opportunity to recognize cutting-edge work addressing women’s energy poverty. For example, in West Africa, ensuring universal energy access by 2030 is proving to be more than just a political proclamation; with support from the Clean Energy Ministerial’s Clean Energy Solutions Center and its partners, West African countries are fast-tracking their energy access goals by putting women’s interests at the center of policy solutions.

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.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Clean Energy Solutions Center Fact Sheet

Clean Energy Solutions Center Fact Sheet

This fact sheet, published during CEM7, describes the Clean Energy Solution Center's goals, impact, achievements, and participating governments and partner organizations.

Monday, May 16, 2016

10 Ways the Clean Energy Ministerial Is Helping Drive the World’s Clean Energy Revolution

10 Ways the Clean Energy Ministerial Is Helping Drive the World’s Clean Energy Revolution

If we’re going to solve the challenge of climate change, we need to make a rapid shift to clean energy. That’s why the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) was launched in 2010. At this year’s seventh annual Clean Energy Ministerial meeting, CEM7, energy ministers and business leaders from more than 25 countries will tackle a number of challenges, such as reaching the clean energy goals outlined in the COP21 Paris Climate Agreement. But the CEM is more than just a meeting. It’s also a collection of groundbreaking campaigns and initiatives that provide people around the world with the tools they need to join the clean energy revolution. This blog lists 10 ways that the CEM is advancing clean energy worldwide.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Solutions Center Report Reviews International Experiences in Wheeling and Banking Strategies

Solutions Center Report Reviews International Experiences in Wheeling and Banking Strategies

Report offers insights for regulators and policy makers working to achieve renewable energy goals

The Clean Energy Regulators Initiative (CERI) has released a new report, Wheeling and Banking Strategies for Optimal Renewable Energy Deployment: International Experiences. CERI is a partnership between two Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) initiatives, the Clean Energy Solutions Center and 21st Century Power Partnership, and Leonardo Energy. As variable renewable generation increases worldwide, policy makers and regulators are adopting new or revised wheeling and banking policies that could effectively support renewable development. The report defines the principles of wheeling (transmission) tariffs and renewable energy banking provisions and their role in renewable energy deployment in countries with plans for large-scale renewable energy.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Clean Energy Solutions Center and Climate Technology Centre and Network Partner to Expand Clean Energy Policy Assistance for Developing Countries

Clean Energy Solutions Center and Climate Technology Centre and Network Partner to Expand Clean Energy Policy Assistance for Developing Countries

Countries around the world are looking to implement policies and programs to deploy clean energy and reduce their carbon emissions. A new collaboration between the Clean Energy Ministerial’s Clean Energy Solutions Center and the Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN), hosted by the United Nations Environmental Programme, will expand expert policy support to help developing countries bolster clean energy deployment.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Situation Analysis of Energy and Gender Issues in ECOWAS Member States

Situation Analysis of Energy and Gender Issues in ECOWAS Member States

A new report, Situation Analysis of Energy and Gender Issues: Issues in ECOWAS Member States, examines pressing challenges regarding gender inequality and gender’s role in energy interventions in the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). This report was supported through the Clean Energy Solutions Center, an initiative of the Clean Energy Ministerial, and was developed in collaboration with the ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE).

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.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

World Energy Leaders Highlight Progress and Announce New Actions on Clean Energy at Fifth Clean Energy Ministerial

World Energy Leaders Highlight Progress and Announce New Actions on Clean Energy at Fifth Clean Energy Ministerial

Under the theme of “Act Together, Think Creative,” CEM5 focused on accelerating the transition to a global clean energy economy

On 12–13 May, energy leaders from the world’s largest economies and others gathered in Seoul for the fifth Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM5) to strategize next steps in their efforts to accelerate the deployment of clean and efficient energy. Energy ministers and other high-level delegates highlighted progress made through the Ministerial’s collaborative initiatives and announced new and expanded actions that will enhance clean energy supply, improve energy efficiency, and expand clean energy access around the world. 

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.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Clean Energy Solutions Center Brochure

Clean Energy Solutions Center Brochure

This brochure describes the services offered by the Clean Energy Solutions Center. 

Monday, March 31, 2014

South Africa Passes Regulation Designed with Help from Solutions Center

South Africa Passes Regulation Designed with Help from Solutions Center

Regulation aims to promote energy efficiency in commercial buildings

In November 2013, the South African Government passed a regulation designed to promote energy efficiency in commercial buildings. And, thanks to advice from the Clean Energy Solutions Center Ask an Expert service, this regulation has a good chance of succeeding.

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. 

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

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.  

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. 

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