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Clean Energy Ministerial and World Bank to Help Countries Scale Up, Integrate Renewable Energy in Grids

Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Clean Energy Ministerial and World Bank to Help Countries Scale Up, Integrate Renewable Energy in Grids

The Clean Energy Ministerial and the World Bank’s Energy Sector Management Assistance Program will work together to deliver targeted technical assistance to help developing and middle-income countries integrate large shares of wind and solar energy into their electricity grids. Together, the initiatives will deliver the most advanced knowledge—from technical integration of variable renewable energy (VRE) and smart grids to harmonized policy and regulatory frameworks—that will draw from the experiences of vanguard countries already managing high percentages of wind and solar penetration.

Global LEAP and Partners Launch Innovative Off-Grid Market Acceleration Program

Monday, May 25, 2015
Global LEAP and Partners Launch Innovative Off-Grid Market Acceleration Program

Awards and Incentives Program Will Make High-Quality Appliances More Accessible to Under-served Consumers

The Global Lighting and Energy Access Partnership (Global LEAP) initiative and partners are launching an innovative energy access program. The market acceleration program will provide results-based financing incentives to support bulk purchases of off-grid appliances that have won or been named a finalist in Global LEAP Awards competitions. 

Energy Ministers to Gather in Mérida, Mexico for the Sixth Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM6)

Friday, May 15, 2015
Energy Ministers to Gather in Mérida, Mexico for the Sixth Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM6)

CEM6 on 27–28 May will focus on achieving a scaled up “CEM 2.0” vision to accelerate the global transition to a clean energy economy

The sixth Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM6) will be held on 27-28 May 2015 in Mérida, Mexico, where energy ministers and other high-level delegates will review progress and explore ways for the CEM to become a more ambitious forum for accelerating the global transition to a clean energy economy.

Solutions Center, ISGAN Partner to Provide Expert Policy Assistance on Smart Grid Topics

Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Solutions Center, ISGAN Partner to Provide Expert Policy Assistance on Smart Grid Topics

The Clean Energy Solutions Center and the International Smart Grid Action Network (ISGAN) are partnering to provide smart grid policy expertise to a global audience through the Solutions Center’s Ask an Expert service.

Nominations Open for Clean Energy Education and Empowerment (C3E) Awards

Thursday, April 16, 2015
Nominations Open for Clean Energy Education and Empowerment (C3E) Awards

Awards recognize outstanding mid-career women for leadership in clean energy

Nominations for the 2015 C3E Awards for women's leadership in clean energy close June 1, 2015. Eight winners will receive an $8,000 award through the MIT Energy Initiative.

Global LEAP to Host Off-Grid Industry Networking Event in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Monday, April 13, 2015
Global LEAP to Host Off-Grid Industry Networking Event in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Event will bring together clean energy access market leaders to network and accelerate the growth of off-grid markets

On July 31–August 1, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, the Clean Energy Ministerial’s Global Lighting and Energy Access Partnership (Global LEAP) will host an Off-Grid Industry Networking Event, which will bring together off-grid solar market leaders and manufacturers of super-efficient, high-quality off-grid appliances to accelerate the growth of off-grid markets in Bangladesh and across the globe.

Solutions Center and Partners Launch Free E-Learning Course on Renewable Energy

Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Solutions Center and Partners Launch Free E-Learning Course on Renewable Energy

The Clean Energy Solutions Center, in partnership with the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Energy Working Group and Leonardo Energy, has developed a no-cost e-learning course to introduce a range of renewable energy topics. The course has global relevance and is available to anyone via the Leonardo Energy website.

Joint IEA-CEM Workshop Explores Role of CHP and DHC in Sustainable Energy Systems

Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Joint IEA-CEM Workshop Explores Role of CHP and DHC in Sustainable Energy Systems

The Combined Heat and Power (CHP) and Efficient District Heating and Cooling (DHC) Working Group hosted a Sustainable Urban Energy Systems Workshop on 25 February 2015 in cooperation with the International Energy Agency (IEA). The workshop explored how CHP and DHC can create a more sustainable, flexible, and integrated energy system.

New 21st Century Power Partnership Report Describes Pathways for Power Systems Transformation

Monday, March 16, 2015
New 21st Century Power Partnership Report Describes Pathways for Power Systems Transformation

Guiding the pathway of power system change is a difficult task for policy makers. This challenge is the subject of Power Systems of the Future, a new report prepared by the 21st Century Power Partnership.

EVI Releases the Global EV Outlook 2015

Wednesday, March 11, 2015
EVI Releases the Global EV Outlook 2015

The Clean Energy Ministerial’s Electric Vehicles Initiative (EVI) has released the Global EV Outlook 2015, which provides a unique global perspective on the rapidly growing EV market. Presenting insights and essential data from the world’s key EV markets, Global EV Outlook 2015 reports on positive trends for global EV deployment over the past 7 years, including strong investment, rising sales and stock totals, expanded infrastructure for EV charging, and improvements in battery cost and density.
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