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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 as 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.

The Clean Energy Ministerial Recognizes Energy-Efficient Motors, Innovative Smart Grid Initiatives, and Clean Energy Ambassadors

Wednesday, May 27, 2015
The Clean Energy Ministerial Recognizes Energy-Efficient Motors, Innovative Smart Grid Initiatives, and Clean Energy Ambassadors

CEM Awards ceremony highlights global leaders in clean energy policy and technology

Today, during the sixth Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM6) in Mérida, Mexico, a Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) Awards ceremony honored several global clean energy innovators working to advance appliance energy efficiency, smart grid technology, and clean energy education and empowerment.

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.

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