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New, Multilateral Clean Energy Ministerial Secretariat Team Announced

Thursday, June 15, 2017
New, Multilateral Clean Energy Ministerial Secretariat Team Announced

The Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM)—a unique partnership of 25 key countries working together to accelerate the global energy transition—is pleased to announce the staff selected to support the new CEM Secretariat based at the International Energy Agency’s headquarters in Paris, France. The new CEM Secretariat team consists of experts on international diplomacy and clean energy policy from around the world. This diverse team, which captures the breadth of CEM membership, will help facilitate increased international cooperation and collaborative work through the CEM.

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.

Corporate Sourcing for Renewables Campaign Demonstrates Momentum at Eighth Clean Energy Ministerial

Thursday, June 8, 2017
Corporate Sourcing for Renewables Campaign Demonstrates Momentum at Eighth Clean Energy Ministerial

Governments, companies, and international partners highlight progress and announce key deliverables to accelerate the clean energy transition through corporate sourcing

Today, key partners in the Clean Energy Ministerial’s Corporate Sourcing of Renewables Campaign highlighted progress and announced major new efforts to help companies increase their use of renewable energy and help power a transition to a clean energy future. The campaign was featured during the eighth Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM8) Public–Private Action Summit, held in Beijing and hosted by China’s Ministry of Science and Technology and National Energy Administration (NEA). Campaign announcements to attending global leaders included news that RE100 has grown by half over the past year, the release of new reports on enabling frameworks, and a new annual Corporate Sourcing conference. In addition, China announced it would co-lead the campaign, joining Denmark and Germany.

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.

Clean Energy Ministerial Secondment Joins World Bank Group

Monday, June 13, 2016
Clean Energy Ministerial Secondment Joins World Bank Group

Last year, the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) and the Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP) at the World Bank announced a partnership to help developing countries integrate renewable energy into their power grids. One of the first activities in this partnership was a staff assignment from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to ESMAP. Since August 2015, this “secondment” at ESMAP has facilitated better communication between NREL, ESMAP, and the CEM initiative teams. Nate Blair was selected for the staff assignment.

Corporate Sourcing for Renewables Campaign Launches at Seventh Clean Energy Ministerial

Thursday, June 2, 2016
Corporate Sourcing for Renewables Campaign Launches at Seventh Clean Energy Ministerial

Governments, companies, and international partners collaborate to accelerate the transition to clean energy through private sector sourcing

An international assembly of high-level clean energy leaders attending the Seventh Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM7) has launched the Corporate Sourcing for Renewables Campaign, a collaborative drive to significantly increase the number of companies around the world powering operations with renewable energy.

World’s Top Energy Ministers to Gather in San Francisco for 7th Clean Energy Ministerial and Inaugural Mission Innovation Ministerial

Wednesday, April 27, 2016
World’s Top Energy Ministers to Gather in San Francisco for 7th Clean Energy Ministerial and Inaugural Mission Innovation Ministerial

On June 1–2, Ministers to Focus on Advancing Clean Energy Cooperation and Implementing Paris Agreement Commitments among Nations with 90% of Clean Energy Investments and 75% of Emissions

Energy ministers and other high-level delegates from over 20 countries and the European Commission will gather in San Francisco, California, on June 1–2 for the seventh Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM7) and inaugural Mission Innovation (MI) Ministerial.

U.S. Energy Secretary Moniz Announces San Francisco as Site of Seventh Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM7)

Tuesday, December 8, 2015
U.S. Energy Secretary Moniz Announces San Francisco as Site of Seventh Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM7)

At COP21 event with California Governor Brown, Moniz says CEM7 an opportunity for follow-up action to advance clean energy revolution

U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz and California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that the United States will host the seventh Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM7) in San Francisco, California, June 1–2, 2016. The announcement was made at an event in Paris during the COP21 UN Climate Negotiations. The annual meeting of energy ministers and other high-level delegates from the 23 CEM member countries and the European Commission will provide an opportunity for the major economies to collaborate on solutions that advance clean energy globally and demonstrate tangible follow-up actions to COP21.

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

Thursday, December 3, 2015
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.
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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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