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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, March 13, 2017

3rd Sustainable Energy for All Forum

3rd Sustainable Energy for All Forum

Going Further, Faster–Together

The 3rd Sustainable Energy for All Forum, a landmark gathering celebrating the global sustainable energy movement, will take place in New York City, U.S.A., from 3–5 April 2017. The event, hosted by Sustainable Energy for All (SEforAll), will bring together more than 1,000 high-level representatives from government, business, civil society, and international organizations. The Clean Energy Ministerial will be highlighted during the event.

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.

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 14, 2016

Quality Assurance Framework for Mini-Grids

Quality Assurance Framework for Mini-Grids

The Clean Energy Ministerial’s Global Lighting and Energy Access Partnership (Global LEAP) teamed with the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory to develop a Quality Assurance Framework for isolated minigrids (QAF-Minigrids). QAF-Minigrids addresses some key challenges to providing safe, high-quality, and affordable power to remote customers, focusing on two key frameworks: Level of Service Framework and Accountability and Performance Reporting Framework. The Clean Energy Solutions Center website provides more information.

Monday, November 14, 2016

COP22 Features Global LEAP and Energy Access Partners

COP22 Features Global LEAP and Energy Access Partners

At the 22nd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP22) in Marrakech, Morocco, energy leaders from across the globe are focusing on concrete steps and celebrating actions taken that will achieve the priorities of the Paris Agreement, including the promotion of energy access worldwide. Among the activities featured at Marrakech were those of the Clean Energy Ministerial’s (CEM’s) Global Lighting and Energy Access Partnership (Global LEAP) and its partners.

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. 

Thursday, June 9, 2016

World Energy Trilemma 2016

World Energy Trilemma 2016

Defining measures to accelerate the energy transition

The 2016 World Energy Trilemma report aims to support policymakers in the complex task of translating the trilemma goals of energy security, energy equity, and environmental sustainability into implementation actions. The 2016 report identifies five areas where countries have focused efforts to drive progress on the energy trilemma goals and, in each focus area, analyzes selected policy tools and highlights the barriers from policy design to implementation.

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.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

The CEM – Thoughts of the Past 6 Years and Thoughts for the Next 6 Years

The CEM – Thoughts of the Past 6 Years and Thoughts for the Next 6 Years

Former U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu gave a keynote address at the seventh Clean Energy Ministerial, discussing the status of clean energy goals and strategies that have been effective thus far in moving us toward those goals.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Global Leaders Launch Initiatives to Jumpstart Off-Grid Clean Energy Services Market

Global Leaders Launch Initiatives to Jumpstart Off-Grid Clean Energy Services Market

Global LEAP Partners Unveil Innovative New Efforts to Deploy Clean Energy to Under-Electrified Communities throughout the Developing World

Partners in the Global Lighting and Energy Access Partnership (Global LEAP), an initiative of the Clean Energy Ministerial led by the U.S. Department of Energy, today announced a slate of new investments to advance the global market for off-grid renewable energy solutions. The efforts announced today will support the development and deployment of highly-energy efficient lighting and appliance products designed for use with small-scale distributed solar systems. These technologies are essential to achieving the United Nation’s 7th Sustainable Development Goal of achieving universal energy access by 2030.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

2015–16 Global LEAP Award Winners Announced at CEM7

2015–16 Global LEAP Award Winners Announced at CEM7

Awards recognize the world’s best off-grid televisions and fans, which are critical to global energy access efforts

The Clean Energy Ministerial has announced the Winners in the 2015–16 Global LEAP Awards, an international competition that identifies and promotes the world’s best, most energy-efficient off-grid appliances. This round of the Global LEAP Awards features competitions for televisions and fans that are designed for use with off-grid solar energy systems.

Friday, December 18, 2015

What You Need to Know about Distributed Renewable Energy Markets in Africa

What You Need to Know about Distributed Renewable Energy Markets in Africa

For African countries, accessing sources of renewable energy is still a challenge. Renewable energy is mostly distributed through mini-grids and isolated systems. Recently, the mini-grid distribution sector has grown considerably, particularly in developing countries in Africa where centralised grid systems are unable to reach people in remote locations. Dr. Rose Mutiso, co-lead of the Clean Energy Ministerial's Global LEAP initiative, spoke with Ventures Africa to shed more light on what the future of a distributed renewable energy market in Africa could look like for interested investors and consumers.

Monday, December 7, 2015

Energy4Access Coalition Year of Action 2016

Energy4Access Coalition Year of Action 2016

At the COP21 climate negotiations in Paris, the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) announced the launch of the Efficiency for Access (E4A) Coalition, a new collaborative effort between the CEM’s Global Lighting and Energy Access Partnership (Global LEAP) and Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All) to accelerate universal access to energy. In coordination with the coalition’s launch, E4A released its 2016 Framework for Action, which outlines E4A’s vision and steps for the coming year towards the overarching goal of deploying super-efficient technologies to enable universal access to enhanced energy services by 2030.

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Global LEAP Principles

Global LEAP Principles

Global LEAP is a voluntary forum that brings together governments, the private sector, and development partners to share knowledge and best practices under a set of commonly held principles to encourage self-sustaining commercial markets for energy access solutions. There are over 140 public- and private-sector supporters of the Global LEAP principles. 

Friday, December 4, 2015

Global Development Leaders to Accelerate Universal Energy Access through Greater Energy Efficiency

Global Development Leaders to Accelerate Universal Energy Access through Greater Energy Efficiency

Led by the Clean Energy Ministerial’s Global Lighting and Energy Access Partnership and the Sustainable Energy for All initiative, the Efficiency for Access Coalition will accelerate access to enhanced modern energy services beyond lighting by 2030

The Efficiency for Access (E4A) Coalition, a new collaborative effort between the CEM’s Global Lighting and Energy Access Partnership (Global LEAP) and Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All) to accelerate universal access to energy. E4A will bring together and amplify the efforts of global development partners to harness the power of energy efficiency to achieve universal access to enhanced energy services—beyond lighting—by 2030.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

10 Billion Bulbs

10 Billion Bulbs

Introducing the CEM Global Lighting Challenge #GLC #10BillionBulbs

The Clean Energy Ministerial is launching the Global Lighting Challenge (GLC) to address lighting issues related to energy consumption, greenhouse gas emissions, and energy access. The GLC is a race to reach cumulative global sales of 10 billion high-efficiency, high-quality, and affordable lighting products (such as light-emitting diodes – LEDs) as quickly as possible.

Monday, October 26, 2015

The State of the Global Off-Grid Appliance Market

The State of the Global Off-Grid Appliance Market

This report presents the key findings from market research sponsored by the Global Lighting and Energy Access Partnership (Global LEAP). The results reveal that the global market for off-grid appliances is poised for rapid, significant growth.

Monday, October 26, 2015

Global Off-Grid Appliance Market Could Grow to $4.7 Billion by 2020

Global Off-Grid Appliance Market Could Grow to $4.7 Billion by 2020

Global LEAP Releases Key Findings from Groundbreaking Off-Grid Appliance Market Research Effort

The global market for off-grid appliances is poised for rapid, significant growth, according to forthcoming market research sponsored by the Global Lighting and Energy Access Partnership (Global LEAP). Key findings from the market research were announced at the 4th International Off-Grid Lighting Conference and Exhibition in Dubai. 

Thursday, October 22, 2015

New Competitions for World’s Best Off-Grid Appliances Announced at White House Forum

New Competitions for World’s Best Off-Grid Appliances Announced at White House Forum

Global LEAP Awards speed super-efficient, quality-assured off-grid televisions and fans to fast-emerging clean energy markets

The Clean Energy Ministerial’s Global Lighting and Energy Access Partnership (Global LEAP) has opened the 2015–16 Global LEAP Outstanding Off-Grid Appliance Awards, an international competition to identify and promote the world's highest-quality, most energy-efficient off-grid appliances. This year’s competition will focus on off-grid televisions and fans. Nominations for the Global LEAP Awards are due 15 January 2016.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

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. 

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.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Global LEAP, ClimateWorks, and CLASP Spearhead Groundbreaking Energy Access Program

Global LEAP, ClimateWorks, and CLASP Spearhead Groundbreaking Energy Access Program

Program to help organize and drive growth of off-grid renewable energy and appliance market

The Global Lighting and Energy Access Partnership (Global LEAP) is partnering with ClimateWorks and CLASP to launch an innovative program that will support efforts to extend renewable energy to millions of people throughout the developing world who currently live without access to electricity. The program will create an easily accessible online clearinghouse of off-grid appliances to increase market knowledge and foster a more competitive global off-grid appliance market. 

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Global Lighting and Energy Access Partnership Overview

Global Lighting and Energy Access Partnership Overview

This fact sheet describes Global LEAP's goals and major work areas for 2015 and 2016, including activities to bolster quality assurance for off-grid solar products and mini-grid solutions, and activities to develop the market for super-efficient off-grid appliances and equipment.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Global LEAP and Partners Launch Innovative Off-Grid Market Acceleration Program

Global LEAP and Partners Launch Innovative Off-Grid Market Acceleration Program

Awards and Incentives Program Will Make High-Quality Appliances More Accessible to Under-served Consumers

The Global Lighting and Energy Access Partnership (Global LEAP) initiative and partners are launching an innovative energy access program. The market acceleration program will provide results-based financing incentives to support bulk purchases of off-grid appliances that have won or been named a finalist in Global LEAP Awards competitions. 
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