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New Commitments Highlight Progress of Energy Management Campaign at Eighth Clean Energy Ministerial

Thursday, June 8, 2017
New Commitments Highlight Progress of Energy Management Campaign at Eighth Clean Energy Ministerial

Governments, companies, and international partners step up their efforts to accelerate implementation of ISO 50001

Partners shared their newest commitments to the Energy Management Campaign with an international assembly of high-level clean energy leaders attending the 8th Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM8), which took place June 6–8 in Beijing, China. One of the highlights of the three-day event, the Campaign aims, by 2020, to achieve 50,001 global certifications to ISO 50001, the global energy management system standard. During related CEM8 events, governments, global business leaders, and other key partners outlined concrete actions they will take to promote ISO 50001 and make progress towards climate and energy goals.

CEM’s Advanced Cooling Challenge Recruited $1.4 billion in Investments to Promote Efficient Cooling Technology

Thursday, June 8, 2017
CEM’s Advanced Cooling Challenge Recruited $1.4 billion in Investments to Promote Efficient Cooling Technology

Since its launch one year ago, the Advanced Cooling Challenge has recruited 26 commitments & $1.4 billion in investments from national governments, and global leading manufacturers, institutions, & NGOs

Today, at the eighth Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM8), the Advanced Cooling Challenge (ACC) announced that it has recruited 26 commitments and $USD 1.4 billion of investments towards developing and deploying energy-efficient air conditioners that use low global warming potential (GWP) refrigerants.

CEM’s Global Lighting Challenge Announces 14 Billion Efficient Lighting Products Committed in Two Years

Tuesday, June 6, 2017
CEM’s Global Lighting Challenge Announces 14 Billion Efficient Lighting Products Committed in Two Years

13 new companies have committed 6 billion products to advance efficient lighting

At an Eighth Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM8) side event on efficient lighting, 13 companies announced new commitments to the Global Lighting Challenge (GLC) totaling nearly 6 billion LED lighting products. The GLC has now reached 14 billion high efficiency, high quality lighting products committed, surpassing its 10 billion light goal set at the sixth Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM6) two years ago.

Industry Commits to Development of Super-Efficient Cooling Systems

Monday, January 23, 2017
Industry Commits to Development of Super-Efficient Cooling Systems

Voltas, Blue Star, Godrej, Daikin, Whirlpool, and Panasonic endorse the Clean Energy Ministerial's climate-friendly Advanced Cooling Challenge

Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) and The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) hosted a day-long workshop to deliberate on a strategy for super-efficient cooling systems. As a result, leading manufacturers such as Voltas, Blue Star, Godrej, Daikin, Whirlpool, and Panasonic pledged their support to develop and deploy super-efficient cooling systems in their complexes and facilities. They also endorsed the Clean Energy Ministerial’s Advanced Cooling (AC) Challenge.

Urban Leaders Sign Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Development Declaration

Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Urban Leaders Sign Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Development Declaration

Annual Moscow Forum Provides Platform for Agreement

City mayors and official representatives from all over the world gathered in Moscow in November for a meeting on energy efficiency and sustainable city development. Russia is a member of the Clean Energy Ministerial, a global partnership working to accelerate the global clean energy transition. The meeting took place on the sidelines of the ENES 2016 V International Energy Efficiency and Energy Development Forum. A key outcome was a declaration of dedication to energy efficiency and sustainable development.

ISO 50001 Highlights from COP22

Tuesday, December 20, 2016
ISO 50001 Highlights from COP22

The Clean Energy Ministerial Advances a Key Tool for Climate Action

The Clean Energy Ministerial’s Energy Management Working Group and its work to raise the visibility of ISO 50001 as a key tool for climate action were featured at the 22nd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP22), held November 7–18 in Marrakech, Morocco. Established in 2011, ISO 50001 transforms the way organizations manage energy, offering companies a comprehensive approach to continually improve energy performance, sustainability, and the bottom line.

A Cooling Challenge in a Warming World

Monday, December 19, 2016
A Cooling Challenge in a Warming World

Gabrielle B. Dreyfus, Office of International Affairs, U.S. Department of Energy, and Mark Radka, Energy, Climate and Technology Branch, UN Environment

In a warmer, richer world, the demand for air conditioning will skyrocket. However, improving the average efficiency of air conditioners sold in 2030 by 30% compared to today’s models would reduce emissions of CO2 by up to 25 billion metric tons over the lifetime of the equipment. The Clean Energy Ministerial launched the Advanced Cooling Challenge to inspire governments and industry to make, sell, promote, and install super-efficient air conditioner or cooling solutions that are smart, climate friendly, and affordable.

Lighting the World with 10 Billion LED Bulbs

Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Lighting the World with 10 Billion LED Bulbs

Chad S. Gallinat, U.S. Global Lighting Challenge lead

Lighting accounts for 15 percent of global electricity consumption and 5 percent of worldwide greenhouse gas emissions. At the same time, 1.2 billion people lack access to modern energy services, including reliable lighting. For many, hazardous energy sources such as kerosene are the only option. To address these immense problems, last year at COP21 in Paris, the Clean Energy Ministerial launched the Global Lighting Challenge — a race to deploy 10 billion high-efficiency, high-quality, and affordable lighting products (such as LEDs) as quickly as possible.

Governments working together to save energy

Monday, December 12, 2016
Governments working together to save energy

Tracey Crowe, CEM Secretariat

A collaborative approach is absolutely critical to realizing the ambitious and comprehensive agreement reached at COP21 in Paris last year. With the energy sector worldwide representing two-thirds of global greenhouse gas emissions, it is clear that one of the most essential solutions to climate change is a global transformation to clean energy. As clean energy, and energy efficiency in particular, plays a critical role in addressing climate change, so does the Clean Energy Ministerial — the CEM. 

The role of energy efficiency in meeting energy access goals

Wednesday, December 7, 2016
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.
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Drive to (ISO) 50001: Campaign and Awards Spur Commitment

Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Drive to (ISO) 50001: Campaign and Awards Spur Commitment

Wide energy management systems (EnMS) adoption will deliver energy, economic, and sustainability benefits to companies, communities, and countries around the world. Responding to the powerful—but largely untapped—potential, the Energy Management Working Group (EMWG), an initiative of the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) and the International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Cooperation (IPEEC), seeks to accelerate broad use of EnMS in industry and commercial buildings worldwide.

Denmark Joins CEM’s Energy Management Working Group to Bolster International Efforts

Thursday, December 1, 2016
Denmark Joins CEM’s Energy Management Working Group to Bolster International Efforts

Kim Møller Porst, ‎Danish Ministry of Energy, Utilities and Climate

Denmark is proud to announce our partnership in the Clean Energy Ministerial’s Energy Management Working Group and Energy Management Campaign, which seek to accelerate broad and effective use of energy management systems in industry and commercial buildings worldwide. This step continues a history of Danish leadership in energy management.

Energy Management Leadership Awards: Read Application Tips and Meet the Judges

Monday, November 28, 2016
Energy Management Leadership Awards: Read Application Tips and Meet the Judges

Organizations around the world with ISO 50001-certified energy management systems are encouraged to showcase their accomplishments through a prestigious awards program from the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM). Top winners will be honored at the eighth Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM8) meeting in Beijing, China, attended by energy ministers and corporate leaders from around the globe. This blog provides tips for successful entries and a list of the international experts who will judge applications.

Does ISO 50001 Still Live Up to its Promise?

Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Does ISO 50001 Still Live Up to its Promise?

ISO 50001 is under revision after its first five years of service. This ISOfocus news article examines the successes of ISO 50001 and how the standard is planning to change the future of energy management. So far, ISO 50001 has worked as an efficient tool to help organizations cut energy costs and reduce CO2 emissions, and is helping countries meet the commitments of the Paris Agreement. 

New Energy Management Standards Help Demonstrate Energy Performance Improvement

Tuesday, November 15, 2016
New Energy Management Standards Help Demonstrate Energy Performance Improvement

This November, the International Standards Organization (ISO) published ISO 50047 – Determination of Energy Savings in Organizations, which builds on ISO 50001, the family of international energy management standards, by providing organizations with the additional guidance needed to calculate and accept with confidence the effect that implemented energy performance actions have had on facility-wide energy efficiency.

Clean Energy Ministerial Focuses on ISO 50001 for Low-Carbon Development

Monday, October 31, 2016
Clean Energy Ministerial Focuses on ISO 50001 for Low-Carbon Development

In this interview, Graziella Siciliano, Coordinator of the Clean Energy Ministerial's (CEM's) Energy Management Working Group, discusses CEM's efforts to accelerate broad use of ISO 50001, the benefits of wide adoption of ISO 50001 around the world, obstacles hindering global energy efficiency improvements, and the importance of international collaboration. 

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

Monday, May 16, 2016
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.

The Value of Energy Management Systems and ISO 50001

Wednesday, May 27, 2015
The Value of Energy Management Systems and ISO 50001

Companies are finding that energy management systems (EnMSs) offer a cost-effective way to save energy and avoid carbon emissions. Organizations use the global ISO 50001 standard to implement a robust, effective energy management system to improve energy performance and reduce carbon emissions.

Achieving the Three C’s of Measuring and Reporting Energy Efficiency Improvements: Certainty, Credibility, and Consistency

Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Achieving the Three C’s of Measuring and Reporting Energy Efficiency Improvements: Certainty, Credibility, and Consistency

Because energy savings represent the absence of energy use, it is impossible to directly measure energy efficiency impacts; the credibility of the reported data is only as sound as the measurement and verification (M&V) processes, methodologies, and data that are used. Using the three C’s—Certainty, Credibility, and Consistency—builds confidence in the M&V processes, methodologies, and protocols, and thus in the reported results. 

GSEP Promoting Workforce Training Programs that Advance Proficiency in Energy Management

Thursday, January 9, 2014
GSEP Promoting Workforce Training Programs that Advance Proficiency in Energy Management

GSEP is helping countries refine and accelerate the development of effective programs that prepare their workforce to both successfully implement and manage energy management systems.
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