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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.

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.

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. 

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.

A Guidebook on Grid Interconnection and Islanded Operation of Mini-Grid Power Systems Up to 200kW

A Guidebook on Grid Interconnection and Islanded Operation of Mini-Grid Power Systems Up to 200kW

The guidebook provides information for owners and operators of renewable energy mini-grids regarding the technical options available, safety and reliability issues, and engineering and administrative costs of different choices for grid interconnection.

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.

Clean Energy Ministerial Releases CEM4 Roundtables Report

Clean Energy Ministerial Releases CEM4 Roundtables Report

Report captures results of a candid dialogue among industry, government, and other clean energy stakeholders

Public-Private Roundtables at the Fourth Clean Energy Ministerial captures the ideas and recommendations of the government and private sector leaders who participated in six clean energy roundtables held as part of the fourth Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM4).

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.

DC Power for the Off-Grid Market

DC Power for the Off-Grid Market

Direct current (DC) power – combined with mobile solutions – can improve energy access by enabling the provision of efficient solutions. CEM's Global LEAP initiative works with off-grid energy service providers and DC appliance manufacturers to help raise awareness and promote high-quality, energy-efficient, and affordable off-grid products.

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.

Finalists Announced for the Global LEAP Awards for World’s Best Off-Grid Color Televisions and LED Lighting Appliances

Finalists Announced for the Global LEAP Awards for World’s Best Off-Grid Color Televisions and LED Lighting Appliances

Finalists are among the world’s best off-grid-compatible low-voltage appliances

Finalists have been named for the Global LEAP Outstanding Off-Grid Appliance Awards competition, which identifies and promotes the world’s best, most energy-efficient off-grid color televisions and LED room lighting appliances.Winners will be announced at the Fifth Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM5) in Seoul, Korea, on 12 May 2014.

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.

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.

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. 

Global LEAP Awards

The Global Lighting and Energy Access Partnership (Global LEAP) Outstanding Off-Grid Product Awards identify and promote the most energy-efficient, affordable, highest quality off-grid appliances worldwide.

Global LEAP Awards for World’s Best Off-Grid Televisions and LED Lights (Media Alert)

Global LEAP Awards for World’s Best Off-Grid Televisions and LED Lights (Media Alert)

The winners of the Global LEAP Outstanding Off-Grid Appliance Awards (Global LEAP Awards) will be announced on 12 May 2014 at the fifth Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM5) in Seoul, Korea. The Global LEAP Awards support markets for off-grid energy products by identifying and promoting energy-efficient, affordable, and high-quality appliances.

Global LEAP Awards Names Winning Off-Grid Color Televisions and LED Lighting Appliances

Global LEAP Awards Names Winning Off-Grid Color Televisions and LED Lighting Appliances

Winners have been named for the inaugural Global LEAP Outstanding Off-Grid Appliance Awards competition, a Clean Energy Ministerial initiative to identify and promote the world's best, most energy-efficient off-grid color televisions and LED room lighting appliances.

Global LEAP Awards Outstanding Off-Grid Appliances 2014 Buyer’s Guide

Global LEAP Awards Outstanding Off-Grid Appliances 2014 Buyer’s Guide

The Global LEAP Awards Outstanding Off-Grid Appliances Buyer’s Guide provides high-level information about the 2014 Global LEAP Awards Winners and Finalists—for both the television and LED room lighting competitions. The guide's purpose is to help solar home system companies and mini-grid developers make smarter, faster off-grid appliance procurement decisions.

Global LEAP Awards Overview

Global LEAP Awards Overview

This flyer describes the Global Lighting and Energy Access Partnership (Global LEAP) awards program, including the competitions for LED room lighting appliances and for flat-panel color televisions.

Global LEAP Awards: LED Appliances Competition Overview Flyer (in English and Chinese)

Global LEAP Awards: LED Appliances Competition Overview Flyer (in English and  Chinese)

This flyer describes, in both English and Chinese, the first Global LEAP Awards competition, which will recognize low-voltage direct current (DC) LED room lighting appliances on the strength of their quality and energy efficiency. 
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