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Power System Transformation at the 3GF Summit 2016

Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Power System Transformation at the 3GF Summit 2016

Since 2011, the Clean Energy Ministerial’s 21st Century Power Partnership has brought major players from the public and private sector together at the Global Green Growth Forum (3GF) Summit to drive change. At this year’s 3GF Summit Partnership Session—which took place on 7 June 2016 in Copenhagen, Denmark—speakers from the United States, China, European Union (Denmark), Ukraine, Mexico, and Chile provided global perspectives on the transformation to a more sustainable power system following COP21 and debated the conclusions with about 70 high-level participants. 

Global LEAP Competition for World’s Most Innovative Off-Grid Refrigerators Launched

Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Global LEAP Competition for World’s Most Innovative Off-Grid Refrigerators Launched

USAID and DFID make $600,000 in cash prizes available for the competition’s market-leading innovators

The United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID) Ideas to Impact Programme (I2I) joined the Global LEAP Awards Off-Grid Refrigerator Competition, a global competition aimed at spurring innovation in the emerging off-grid refrigeration market and advancing access to modern energy services around the world. I2I’s partnership and support increases the total award prize to $600,000.

International Smart Grid Action Network Publishes T&D Casebook Version 2.0

Monday, September 19, 2016
International Smart Grid Action Network Publishes T&D Casebook Version 2.0

The Clean Energy Ministerial’s International Smart Grid Action Network (ISGAN) has released a new casebook, Spotlight on Smart and Strong Power T&D Infrastructure Version 2.0, which provides insight and knowledge on smart grid approaches to managing increasingly complex power systems.

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. 

SEAD Announces International Competition to Recognize the Most Efficient Industrial and Outdoor Lighting

Tuesday, September 06, 2016
SEAD Announces International Competition to Recognize the Most Efficient Industrial and Outdoor Lighting

The Clean Energy Ministerial’s Super-efficient Equipment and Appliance Deployment (SEAD) Initiative announced its sixth international competition to recognize the world’s most energy efficient industrial and outdoor lighting products. SEAD Global Efficiency Medals will be awarded to the most energy efficient industrial and outdoor lighting products in two categories: (1) high and low bay luminaires, and (2) street lighting luminaires, sold across Europe, India, and North America.

The World Bank’s Energy Sector Management Assistance Program and the Clean Energy Ministerial Collaborate on India’s National Grid Integration

Wednesday, June 22, 2016
The World Bank’s Energy Sector Management Assistance Program and the Clean Energy Ministerial Collaborate on India’s National Grid Integration

Last week, the Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP) at the World Bank announced $300,000 in co-funding to a project that is also funded by the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). USAID–India’s new clean energy project, Greening the Grid, aims to support the Government of India in managing the large-scale integration of renewable energy into the Indian power grid.

Clean Energy Ministerial Secondment Joins World Bank Group

Monday, June 13, 2016
Clean Energy Ministerial Secondment Joins World Bank Group

Last year, the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) and the Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP) at the World Bank announced a partnership to help developing countries integrate renewable energy into their power grids. One of the first activities in this partnership was a staff assignment from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to ESMAP. Since August 2015, this “secondment” at ESMAP has facilitated better communication between NREL, ESMAP, and the CEM initiative teams. Nate Blair was selected for the staff assignment.

Global EV Outlook 2016 Highlights Policy Support, Technology Progress Driving EV Growth

Tuesday, June 07, 2016
Global EV Outlook 2016 Highlights Policy Support, Technology Progress Driving EV Growth

Electric cars worldwide pass 1 million, market share surpasses 1% in seven countries in 2015, and China overtakes the United States in top sales

The Clean Energy Ministerial’s Electric Vehicles Initiative has released Global EV Outlook 2016. Developed in partnership with the International Energy Agency, the report offers a unique global perspective on the burgeoning electric vehicle (EV) market, reporting on recent developments in 40 countries representing about 98% of the global electric car stock.

Global Lighting Challenge Announces 8 Billion LED Lights Pledged Toward 10 Billion Goal at CEM7

Thursday, June 02, 2016
Global Lighting Challenge Announces 8 Billion LED Lights Pledged Toward 10 Billion Goal at CEM7

At the Seventh Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM7), Nils Vikmång, State Secretary from Ministry of the Environment and Energy in Sweden, and Bill Bien, Head of Strategy of Philips Lighting, announced that the Clean Energy Ministerial’s (CEM) Global Lighting Challenge has more than eight billion LED lighting products pledged toward the 10 billion goal, and more than 100 million deployed around the world. 

Clean Energy Ministerial Launches Advanced Cooling Challenge

Thursday, June 02, 2016
Clean Energy Ministerial Launches Advanced Cooling Challenge

Governments and industry challenged to lead a revolution in cooling technology

The Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) launched the Advanced Cooling Challenge (AC Challenge) at CEM7 in San Francisco, California today. This global campaign challenges governments, companies, and other stakeholders to develop and deploy at scale super-efficient, smart, climate-friendly, and affordable cooling technologies that are critical for prosperous and healthy societies.
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