30 Apr 2013
A new assessment commissioned by the Clean Energy Ministerial’s Super-efficient Equipment and Appliance Deployment initiative finds that deploying super-efficient air conditioners could significantly reduce energy use by 2020 in selected countries.
18 Apr 2013
The Global LEAP Outstanding Off-Grid Product Awards’ television competition, announced today by U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu at the fourth Clean Energy Ministerial in New Delhi, will recognize the very best, most energy-efficient color televisions for off-grid use.
18 Apr 2013
The energy ministers and other high-level delegates from the 23 participating governments outlined progress made to date under the 13 Clean Energy Ministerial initiatives and committed to furthering their efforts to accelerate clean energy supply, improve energy efficiency, and expand clean energy access around the world.
18 Apr 2013
The International Electrotechnical Commission has released a new technical specification for solar-powered light-emitting diode lighting devices, such as solar lanterns.
17 Apr 2013
At the fourth Clean Energy Ministerial in New Delhi, the Electric Vehicles Initiative released its first-ever Global EV Outlook.
17 Apr 2013
The International Energy Agency released Tracking Clean Energy Progress 2013 at the fourth Clean Energy Ministerial in New Delhi.
04 Apr 2013
Energy ministers and other high-level delegates from more than 20 of the world’s leading economies will gather in New Delhi, India, on 17–18 April for the fourth Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM4).
03 Apr 2013
Nominations are now open for the first round of the Global LEAP Outstanding Off-Grid Product Awards.
02 Apr 2013
The U.S. Clean Energy Education & Empowerment (C3E) program is now accepting nominations for the second round of the U.S. C3E Awards, which recognize the mid-career achievements of women in clean energy.
15 Mar 2013
An energy efficiency initiative under the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) is helping the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) achieve its regional energy efficiency objective of doubling the annual improvement in energy efficiency by 2020.
08 Mar 2013
With the daunting task of accelerating the transition to a clean energy economy, a key question is whether the talents of all members of society are being harnessed.
05 Mar 2013
Partners in the EcoValue project and representatives from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the International Energy Agency Implementing Agreement for Renewable Energy Technology Development met in Bonn, Germany, recently to kick-off the project’s analysis work.
04 Mar 2013
The EV City Casebook, originally published in May 2012, is now available in Chinese.The Casebook features electric vehicle (EV) deployment case studies from 16 cities and regions across 9 countries and 3 continents.
04 Mar 2013
An exhibition showcasing innovative products and services that can accelerate the global deployment of clean energy will be a unique public feature of the upcoming fourth Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM4).
28 Feb 2013
The Global Sustainable Cities Network (GSCN) recently organized a high-level panel discussion on emerging urban sustainability technologies in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The discussion was part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, the largest-ever gathering on sustainability in the Middle East.
27 Feb 2013
Positive impacts from the SEAD Global Efficiency Medal competition are starting to be seen across the globe. In the United States, Samsung recently partnered with Mass Save, an initiative in Massachusetts that encourages energy efficiency, to promote one of their award-winning televisions.
25 Feb 2013
Showcasing clean energy progress under way in Brazil, South Africa, India, and China (the “BASIC” countries), and in Mexico, Indonesia, and South Korea (the “MIS” countries) was a key focus of the Delhi Clean Energy Conference, held 11–12 December 2012 in Delhi, India.
18 Feb 2013
Computer monitors use a surprising amount of energy—35 percent or more of a desktop computer’s energy consumption is for the monitor. By using more efficient monitors, we can reduce energy use and save money on energy bills. But how can we know which display is the most efficient? The SEAD Global Efficiency Medal competition will soon provide a way to identify the top-performing models.
14 Feb 2013
The groundbreaking Global Atlas for Solar and Wind is now available online. The new web-based portal, which serves as a repository for renewable energy resource data from around the world, represents the largest initiative ever undertaken to assess renewable energy potentials on a global scale.
13 Feb 2013
The Clean Energy Solutions Center launched the beta version of the Global Renewable Energy Opportunity Tool at the Rio+20 meeting in June 2012, and it is now seeking feedback on the tool in order to make further improvements.
11 Feb 2013
A preparatory meeting in Seoul, Korea brought together Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) participant country delegations to prepare for the fourth Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM4), to be held in Delhi in April. A key message coming out of the meeting was that significant progress has been made to advance clean energy solutions, but a staggering amount of work remains in order to achieve the goal of transforming to a global clean energy economy.
28 Dec 2012
The Clean Energy Ministerial’s Electric Vehicles Initiative (EVI), along with other like-minded organizations, has launched the World EV Cities and Ecosystems web portal to accelerate the global push toward cleaner, electrified transportation.
19 Dec 2012
Five solar lighting devices recently won Lighting Africa's Lighting Global Outstanding Product Awards and were recognized at the Third International Off-Grid Lighting Conference and Trade Fair in Dakar, Senegal. The awards ceremony was sponsored in part by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) as part of its commitment to the Global Lighting and Energy Access Partnership (Global LEAP) within the Clean Energy Ministerial.
30 Nov 2012
The news announcing the winners of the SEAD Global Efficiency Medal television awards was picked up by nearly 400 websites and media outlets around the globe and appeared on signs in New York's Times Square.
16 Nov 2012
A two-year pilot to implement energy management systems has resulted in a 15.2 percent energy performance improvement at 3M Canada’s Brockville, Ontario, manufacturing facility.
11 Oct 2012
In October, the Super-Efficient Equipment and Appliance Deployment (SEAD) Initiative awarded the first-ever SEAD Global Efficiency Medals, recognizing Samsung and LG for producing the most energy-efficient flat-panel televisions in the world.
01 Oct 2012
The U.S. Clean Energy Education and Empowerment (C3E) women's initiative honored six women who have done great work in their field at the C3E Women in Clean Energy Symposium on 28 September 2012 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
21 Sep 2012
The U.S. Clean Energy Education and Empowerment (C3E) women's initiative — a partnership between the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Energy Initiative — will host an invitation-only Women in Clean Energy Symposium on 28 September 2012.
14 Sep 2012
On 31 August 2012, the Super-Efficient Equipment and Appliance Deployment Initiative (SEAD) Global Efficiency Medal competition
recognized Samsung and LG for producing the most energy-efficient televisions in Europe.
07 Aug 2012
The new Public-Private Roundtables at the Third Clean Energy Ministerial report from the World Economic Forum summarizes key outcomes from eight public-private roundtables held as part of the third Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM3) in London. It also outlines possible next steps for public-private cooperation to advance clean energy worldwide.
10 Jun 2012
The U.S. Clean Energy Education & Empowerment (C3E) Awards, a new program that recognizes mid-career women with outstanding accomplishments in clean energy, is now accepting nominations. Universities, employers, membership organizations, and other sponsors are invited to submit nominations no later than midnight EST on Monday, 2 July 2012.
04 May 2012
At the third Clean Energy Ministerial in London on 25–26 April 2012, the Electric Vehicles Initiative (EVI) released the EV City Casebook, a compilation of illustrative case studies focused on city and regional electric vehicle (EV) deployment efforts from around the world. The casebook includes 16 pioneering cities and regions across 9 countries and 3 continents that together account for roughly 30 percent of EVs on the road to date.
27 Apr 2012
On 26 April 2012, UK Prime Minister David Cameron addressed global clean energy ministers at the third Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM3) in London.
26 Apr 2012
Leaders from the 23-government Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) and the United Nations (UN) Secretary-General’s Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All) initiative today outlined specific commitments by participating countries and private sector leaders which will promote improved energy efficiency, renewable energy technologies, and increased energy access around the world.
23 Apr 2012
The Clean Energy Ministerial has announced the agenda and attending heads of delegation for the third Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM3), which will be held 25–26 April at Lancaster House in London.
18 Apr 2012
CEM3 will feature side events presented by the Multilateral Working Group on Solar and Wind Energy Technologies (MWGSW) and the Clean Energy Education & Empowerment (C3E) Women’s initiative. Registration for the MWGSW event closes on 19 April, and registration for the C3E event closes on 20 April.