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Changing the Climate, Together: World Leaders Unite to Accelerate the Clean Energy Revolution

Changing the Climate, Together: World Leaders Unite to Accelerate the Clean Energy Revolution

In the midst of a global clean energy revolution, CEM 2.0 stands ready to accelerate global progress on clean energy by serving as a premier forum to advance cooperation among countries and to promote global clean energy solutions. This op-ed was jointly authored by the energy ministers representing the inaugural members of the CEM steering committee. 

Clean Energy Finance Solutions Center

The Clean Energy Finance Solutions Center provides resources and expert services to help governments mobilize clean energy finance.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

Clean Energy Solutions Center Expands Policy Assistance and Provides New Services on Finance

Clean Energy Solutions Center Expands Policy Assistance and Provides New Services on Finance

Expanded services and resources will help countries achieve national clean energy and climate goals

As the climate negotiations continue during COP21 in Paris, the Clean Energy Ministerial announced a major scale-up of its Clean Energy Solutions Center to help countries implement solutions post-Paris to achieve their clean energy and climate goals. The expansion includes scaling up the highly successful Ask An Expert service and launching new services on clean energy finance.

E-Learning Course: Renewable Energy Sources in Electricity Markets

Goals And Conditions For Providing Sustainable Development

The Clean Energy Solutions Center has developed a no-cost e-learning course to introduce a range of renewable energy topics, in partnership with the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Energy Working Group and Leonardo Energy. The course is available to anyone via the Leonardo Energy website. The course comprises four modules that cover renewable energy technologies, including power-generation technologies and integrating renewable energy into the power grid, economic regulation of electric utilities, policy and regulatory frameworks and conditions for success, and energy access through renewable energy.

Malaysia Establishes Feed-in Tariffs to Accelerate Renewable Energy Deployment

Malaysia Establishes Feed-in Tariffs to Accelerate Renewable Energy Deployment

Clean Energy Solutions Center facilitates collaboration to develop and implement supportive policies

Malaysia has taken steps to further clean energy deployment by mandating adoption of a renewable energy feed-in tariff (FiT) mechanism under the country’s 2011 Renewable Energy Act. The Malaysian Sustainable Energy Development Authority (SEDA) and the Clean Energy Regulators Initiative (CERI) are working together to enable FiT implementation and renewable energy development, with CERI supporting SEDA’s efforts to review and improve FiTs for solar photovoltaic (PV), bioenergy, small hydropower, and geothermal energy resources and technologies. The Clean Energy Ministerial’s (CEM’s) Clean Energy Solutions Center Ask an Expect service facilitated the SEDA-CERI partnership.

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.

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.

Report on Energy and Gender Issues in ECOWAS Member States Launched at COP21

Report on Energy and Gender Issues in ECOWAS Member States Launched at COP21

Report developed in partnership with the Clean Energy Solutions Center lays the groundwork for policy to mainstream gender in energy access

The Clean Energy Solutions Center, an initiative of the Clean Energy Ministerial, has announced the release of a new report, Situation Analysis of Energy and Gender Issues: Issues in ECOWAS Member States. The report, supported through the Clean Energy Solutions Center Ask an Expert service and developed in collaboration with the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency, provides insights on the role of women in energy access and decision-making in the region and laid the groundwork for the development of the ECOWAS Policy for Gender Mainstreaming in Energy Access. The report was announced at the 21st United Nations climate conference (COP21) in Paris, France, during the ECOWAS side event.

Solutions Center and Partners Launch Free E-Learning Course on Renewable Energy

Solutions Center and Partners Launch Free E-Learning Course on Renewable Energy

The Clean Energy Solutions Center, in partnership with the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Energy Working Group and Leonardo Energy, has developed a no-cost e-learning course to introduce a range of renewable energy topics. The course has global relevance and is available to anyone via the Leonardo Energy website.

Solutions Center Report Helps Policymakers Attract Investment in Energy Access

Solutions Center Report Helps Policymakers Attract Investment in Energy Access

“Policies to Spur Energy Access” Spotlights Public–Private Models for Providing Electricity Access

The Clean Energy Ministerial’s Clean Energy Solutions Center has published Policies to Spur Energy Access, a comprehensive report produced jointly with the International Institute for Environment and Development. The report reveals policy options for developing countries to engage the private sector in creating market solutions to energy access and includes in-depth case studies of public–private programs for financing energy access in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Mali, Mexico, and Nepal. 

Solutions Center, ISGAN Partner to Provide Expert Policy Assistance on Smart Grid Topics

Solutions Center, ISGAN Partner to Provide Expert Policy Assistance on Smart Grid Topics

The Clean Energy Solutions Center and the International Smart Grid Action Network (ISGAN) are partnering to provide smart grid policy expertise to a global audience through the Solutions Center’s Ask an Expert service.

The Clean Energy Ministerial Highlighted at COP21

The Clean Energy Ministerial Highlighted at COP21

The 21st United Nations climate conference (COP21) in Paris brought the world together in an effort to tackle climate change and set the world on a low-carbon pathway. With a successful outcome and a historic agreement reached, the focus now shifts to the “road from Paris.” One of the most crucial solutions to climate change is a global transition to clean energy, making the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) more important and more relevant than ever. Several events at COP21 featured the role of the CEM as an implementation forum and highlighted results from CEM initiatives. New CEM campaigns were also launched to raise the visibility and direct much-needed resources to targeted areas that have particular potential for impact.

The Clean Energy Ministerial: Implementation and Increasing Ambition Beyond Paris

The Clean Energy Ministerial: Implementation and Increasing Ambition Beyond Paris

CEM initiatives and campaigns to be highlighted at COP21

In December, representatives from virtually every nation in the world will gather in Paris, France, for the 21st United Nations climate conference (COP21). While this road to Paris has been critical to enable an agreement, the road from Paris will be equally important. The Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) will play a critical role, not just in helping countries deliver on their respective clean energy goals but also in building confidence and the capacity to increase ambition even further over time. Several events at COP21 will feature the CEM's role as an implementation forum.

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.

Wheeling and Banking Strategies for Optimal Renewable Energy Deployment: International Experiences

Wheeling and Banking Strategies for Optimal Renewable Energy Deployment: International Experiences

This 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. It reviews recent experiences in India, Mexico, & the United States and offers insights for regulators & policy makers working to achieve renewable energy goals.

World Energy Leaders at Sixth Clean Energy Ministerial Announce Ambitious Efforts to Advance Clean Energy Worldwide

World Energy Leaders at Sixth Clean Energy Ministerial Announce Ambitious Efforts to Advance Clean Energy Worldwide

Energy Ministers Announce “CEM 2.0,” New Global Initiatives, the United States as the Next CEM Host, and China Intends to Host CEM8 Host

At the sixth Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM6), Mexico Secretary of Energy Pedro Joaquín Coldwell, U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz, China Minister of Science and Technology Wan Gang and other world energy leaders announced ambitious actions to accelerate the global transition to clean energy. Ministers agreed to launch an enhanced, second phase of work under CEM, referred to as “CEM 2.0.” Ministers also launched three critical efforts to drive action in the clean energy space: a CEM Global Lighting Challenge, CEM Power System Challenge, and expanded Clean Energy Solutions Center with Finance Portal. To conclude CEM6, President Barack Obama announced in a video message that the United States will host CEM7 in 2016, which was followed by the announcement by China's Minister Wan Gang that China intends to host CEM8 in 2017.
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