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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.

COP22 Side Event: Energy Efficiency in Support of Nationally Determined Contributions

Wednesday, November 30, 2016
COP22 Side Event: Energy Efficiency in Support of Nationally Determined Contributions

A side event on energy efficiency at COP22 in Marrakesh, Morocco, highlighted United for Efficiency (U4E), the GIZ Green Cooling Initiative, and the Clean Energy Ministerial’s Advanced Cooling Challenge. “What do Nationally Determined Contributions Need to Succeed? Energy Efficiency” showcased initiatives and resources countries can use to scale up their energy efficiency ambitions to achieve their nationally determined contributions in line with the Paris climate accord.

COP22 Side Event: The Strong Potential of LED Lighting in Africa

Wednesday, November 30, 2016
COP22 Side Event: The Strong Potential of LED Lighting in Africa

At the COP22 climate conference in Marrakech, Morocco, the United Nations Environment Programme’s (UNEP’s) United for Efficiency (U4E) effort collaborated with the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) to organize a 16 November side event: “Energy-Efficient Lighting for Africa and Beyond.” The event raised awareness about the savings possible from light-emitting diodes (LED lighting) in Africa and announced a new partnership between U4E and Energy Efficiency Services Limited of India. During the event, the CEM invited African participants to join its Global Lighting Challenge.

Ministers Feature Clean Energy Ministerial as Implementation Forum at COP22

Wednesday, November 30, 2016
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.

Major Countries Commit to Increasing the Share of Electric Vehicles in Government Fleets

Monday, November 21, 2016
Major Countries Commit to Increasing the Share of Electric Vehicles in Government Fleets

Eight major nations signed a Government Fleet Declaration on November 16, pledging to increase the share of electric vehicles in their government fleets and calling for other governments to join them. The Declaration was announced at the Marrakech Climate Change Conference (COP22) and was developed under the aegis of the Clean Energy Ministerial’s Electric Vehicles Initiative (EVI).

Clean Energy Ministerial Supports Energy for Tomorrow Conference

Thursday, September 15, 2016
Clean Energy Ministerial Supports Energy for Tomorrow Conference

Conference takes place November 3–4 in Le Pré Catelan, Paris

The Clean Energy Ministerial is proud to be a partner supporting the New York Times’ Energy for Tomorrow Conference, taking place 3–4 November 2016 in Le Pré Catelan, Paris. This pivotal event leading up to COP22 will provide world-class journalism delivered in real time to address the most pressing energy and climate issues. The conference will feature in-depth interviews and debates among over 40 top industry leaders, entrepreneurs, financiers, policy makers, and leading academics. 

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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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