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North American Governments Announce Pilot Program to Accelerate Regional Adoption of the Energy Management Standard ISO 50001

Thursday, April 28, 2016
North American Governments Announce Pilot Program to Accelerate Regional Adoption of the Energy Management Standard ISO 50001

Energy ministries from Canada, Mexico, and the United States announced that nine companies will join the North American Energy Management Pilot Program to promote implementation of the ISO 50001 international energy management system standard. 

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.

APEC Energy Working Group Endorses Global Lighting Challenge

Friday, April 15, 2016
APEC Energy Working Group Endorses Global Lighting Challenge

The Asia–Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Energy Working Group (EWG) recently endorsed the Clean Energy Ministerial’s Global Lighting Challenge (GLC), a campaign to accelerate the transition to highly energy-efficient lighting. 

U.S. C3E Ambassadors Meet for Fifth Annual Retreat at NREL

Monday, April 11, 2016
U.S. C3E Ambassadors Meet for Fifth Annual Retreat at NREL

The U.S. Ambassadors for the Clean Energy Education & Empowerment (C3E) initiative met at NREL for their annual retreat to review nominations for the 2016 C3E Awards and discuss a variety of issues related to advancing women in clean energy.

Solutions Center Report Reviews International Experiences in Wheeling and Banking Strategies

Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Solutions Center Report Reviews International Experiences in Wheeling and Banking Strategies

Report offers insights for regulators and policy makers working to achieve renewable energy goals

The Clean Energy Regulators Initiative (CERI) has released a new report, Wheeling and Banking Strategies for Optimal Renewable Energy Deployment: International Experiences. CERI is a partnership between two Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) initiatives, the Clean Energy Solutions Center and 21st Century Power Partnership, and Leonardo Energy. As variable renewable generation increases worldwide, policy makers and regulators are adopting new or revised wheeling and banking policies that could effectively support renewable development. The report defines the principles of wheeling (transmission) tariffs and renewable energy banking provisions and their role in renewable energy deployment in countries with plans for large-scale renewable energy.

Global LEAP Publishes The State of the Global Off-Grid Appliance Market

Monday, February 29, 2016
Global LEAP Publishes The State of the Global Off-Grid Appliance Market

CEM Initiative Releases Groundbreaking Study with Insights into Critical Emerging Market

The global market for off-grid appliances is poised for rapid and significant growth, according to market research sponsored by the Global Lighting and Energy Access Partnership (Global LEAP), a Clean Energy Ministerial initiative. According to The State of the Global Off-Grid Appliance Market, Global LEAP’s new study, growth in clean energy access markets and the global off-grid appliance market are inextricably linked, and success in applications such as off-grid LED lighting provides a “springboard” for expanded focus on emerging off-grid energy service technologies.

Global Awards Program to Recognize Leadership in Energy Management

Friday, February 19, 2016
Global Awards Program to Recognize Leadership in Energy Management

CEM Energy Management Leadership Awards to honor organizations using ISO 50001-certified energy management systems

The inaugural Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) Energy Management Leadership Awards will recognize organizations using an ISO 50001-certified energy management system to save energy and reduce costs. To enter the competition, an organization must submit a copy of its ISO 50001 certificate and a structured case study, which will be evaluated by an independent panel of international experts. Three organizations will receive the prestigious CEM Award of Excellence for Energy Management and will be recognized at an awards ceremony during the Seventh Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM7) meeting in San Francisco on June 2, 2016.

Smart Grid Award Competition Open for Nominations

Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Smart Grid Award Competition Open for Nominations

Prestigious international awards honor excellence in smart grids for reliable electricity

The International Smart Grid Action Network (ISGAN) is sponsoring its third annual Award of Excellence competition, with a focus this year on excellence in smart grids for reliable electricity. Projects nominated for the ISGAN competition are also eligible to win the second annual Best Smartgrid Project Award, presented by ISGAN’s private sector partner, the Global Smart Grid Federation (GSGF). These prestigious international awards will showcase leadership and innovation in smart grid projects around the world.

Malaysia Establishes Feed-in Tariffs to Accelerate Renewable Energy Deployment

Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Malaysia Establishes Feed-in Tariffs to Accelerate Renewable Energy Deployment

Clean Energy Solutions Center facilitates collaboration to develop and implement supportive policies

Malaysia has taken steps to further clean energy deployment by mandating adoption of a renewable energy feed-in tariff (FiT) mechanism under the country’s 2011 Renewable Energy Act. The Malaysian Sustainable Energy Development Authority (SEDA) and the Clean Energy Regulators Initiative (CERI) are working together to enable FiT implementation and renewable energy development, with CERI supporting SEDA’s efforts to review and improve FiTs for solar photovoltaic (PV), bioenergy, small hydropower, and geothermal energy resources and technologies. The Clean Energy Ministerial’s (CEM’s) Clean Energy Solutions Center Ask an Expect service facilitated the SEDA-CERI partnership.

The Clean Energy Ministerial Highlighted at COP21

Thursday, December 17, 2015
The Clean Energy Ministerial Highlighted at COP21

The 21st United Nations climate conference (COP21) in Paris brought the world together in an effort to tackle climate change and set the world on a low-carbon pathway. With a successful outcome and a historic agreement reached, the focus now shifts to the “road from Paris.” One of the most crucial solutions to climate change is a global transition to clean energy, making the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) more important and more relevant than ever. Several events at COP21 featured the role of the CEM as an implementation forum and highlighted results from CEM initiatives. New CEM campaigns were also launched to raise the visibility and direct much-needed resources to targeted areas that have particular potential for impact.
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