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Aura Light International, Bajaj Electricals Ltd, and Cree Win SEAD Global Efficiency Medals for Energy Efficiency

Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Aura Light International, Bajaj Electricals Ltd, and Cree Win SEAD Global Efficiency Medals for Energy Efficiency

The SEAD Initiative announced the winners of its Global Efficiency Medal competition for super-efficient commercial LED lighting. Aura Light International, a Swedish manufacturer, won the international award, with Cree, Bajaj Electricals Ltd, and Aura Light International winning the regional awards.

Global LEAP Hosts Off-Grid Appliance Networking Event in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Global LEAP Hosts Off-Grid Appliance Networking Event in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Industry leaders from around the world convene to advance off-grid clean energy market

Leading companies in the solar home system and off-grid appliance markets recently gathered in Dhaka, Bangladesh, for an off-grid appliance industry networking event hosted by Global LEAP. The event provided an essential venue for industry members to share information about super-efficient, high-quality off-grid appliances and identify new business opportunities, which can help accelerate the growth of off-grid clean energy markets in Bangladesh and around the world.

U.S. C3E Ambassadors Meet for 4th Annual Retreat

Thursday, August 13, 2015
U.S. C3E Ambassadors Meet for 4th Annual Retreat

The U.S. Ambassadors for the Clean Energy Education & Empowerment (C3E) initiative met for their annual retreat to discuss strategic priorities for the U.S. C3E program and nominations for the 2015 C3E Awards.

Global LEAP, ClimateWorks, and CLASP Spearhead Groundbreaking Energy Access Program

Monday, June 29, 2015
Global LEAP, ClimateWorks, and CLASP Spearhead Groundbreaking Energy Access Program

Program to help organize and drive growth of off-grid renewable energy and appliance market

The Global Lighting and Energy Access Partnership (Global LEAP) is partnering with ClimateWorks and CLASP to launch an innovative program that will support efforts to extend renewable energy to millions of people throughout the developing world who currently live without access to electricity. The program will create an easily accessible online clearinghouse of off-grid appliances to increase market knowledge and foster a more competitive global off-grid appliance market. 

Cree, Nanoleaf, Globe Electric, and Xiamen Yankon Energetic LED Light Bulbs Win SEAD Global Efficiency Medals for Energy Efficiency

Friday, June 26, 2015
Cree, Nanoleaf, Globe Electric, and Xiamen Yankon Energetic LED Light Bulbs Win SEAD Global Efficiency Medals for Energy Efficiency

The Super-efficient Equipment and Appliance Deployment (SEAD) initiative honored the winners of its Global Efficiency Medal competition for super-efficient household LED light bulbs at an awards ceremony at the United Nations Environment Programme in Paris, France. Winning products in the international competition were more than 80% more efficient than comparable incandescent light bulbs. 

France Hosts Third Session of the Global Sustainable Cities Network

Thursday, June 25, 2015
France Hosts Third Session of the Global Sustainable Cities Network

From 13 to 16 April, France hosted the third session of the Global Sustainable Cities Network. The four-day programme included a combination of site visits, moderated workshop discussions and formal conferences that took place in Nantes, Paris and Montpelier, France. The session provided a unique opportunity for multilateral exchange and to develop partnerships of city level actors in the Global Sustainable City Network.

New Report Offers Guidance on Designing Effective Renewable Energy Auctions

Friday, June 19, 2015
New Report Offers Guidance on Designing Effective Renewable Energy Auctions

A new guide published by the Multilateral Working Wind and Solar Working Group provides key recommendations to guide policy makers in designing effective renewable energy auctions. Developed in partnership with the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), Renewable Energy Auctions: A Guide to Design offers choices and recommendations to support optimal decision-making in different contexts.

Clean Energy Grid Integration Network Launches

Tuesday, June 02, 2015
Clean Energy Grid Integration Network Launches

Partnership supported by CEM's Clean Energy Solutions Center and 21st Century Power Partnership (21CPP)

The new Clean Energy Grid Integration Network (CEGIN) for policy makers will help governments around the world strengthen policies and programs to enable high levels of renewable energy generation for electricity systems along with related demand response, smart grid and storage solutions. 

World Energy Leaders at Sixth Clean Energy Ministerial Announce Ambitious Efforts to Advance Clean Energy Worldwide

Thursday, May 28, 2015
World Energy Leaders at Sixth Clean Energy Ministerial Announce Ambitious Efforts to Advance Clean Energy Worldwide

Energy Ministers Announce “CEM 2.0,” New Global Initiatives, the United States as the Next CEM Host, and China Intends to Host CEM8 Host

At the sixth Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM6), Mexico Secretary of Energy Pedro Joaquín Coldwell, U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz, China Minister of Science and Technology Wan Gang and other world energy leaders announced ambitious actions to accelerate the global transition to clean energy. Ministers agreed to launch an enhanced, second phase of work under CEM, referred to as “CEM 2.0.” Ministers also launched three critical efforts to drive action in the clean energy space: a CEM Global Lighting Challenge, CEM Power System Challenge, and expanded Clean Energy Solutions Center with Finance Portal. To conclude CEM6, President Barack Obama announced in a video message that the United States will host CEM7 in 2016, which was followed by the announcement by China's Minister Wan Gang that China intends to host CEM8 in 2017.

ISGAN Award of Excellence, GSGF Best Smartgrid Project Award Winners Recognized at CEM6

Wednesday, May 27, 2015
ISGAN Award of Excellence, GSGF Best Smartgrid Project Award Winners Recognized at CEM6

Second annual ISGAN Award, inaugural GSGF Award celebrate excellence in smart grids for renewable energy integration

At the sixth Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM6), the International Smart Grid Action Network (ISGAN) and the Global Smart Grid Federation (GSGF) announced the winners of the second-annual ISGAN Award of Excellence and the first-ever GSGF Best Smartgrid Project Award. The winning projects receiving these prestigious awards serve as global exemplars of the value that smarter, cleaner electric grids can offer.
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