Clean Energy Policy News
30 August 2017
Between USD 1 billion and USD 2 billion of energy-related early-stage venture capital deals are made every year. Though small relative to the size of total investment in the energy sector, these investment flows provide valuable information about which technologies are favored by investors and which ones could make their mark in coming years. These deals also have implications for government policy whose goal is to help ensure public and private innovation is delivering the technologies needed to meet energy-system objectives. Learn more.
29 August 2017
Energy policymakers and senior representatives from across South America recently met to identify the steps required as they prepare to integrate increasing levels of renewable energy from variable sources, such as solar and wind into their grids. Learn more.
22 August 2017
India can raise its renewable energy use to meet a quarter of the country's total final energy demand by 2030, according to the findings of a report presented today by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Learn more.
1 August 2017
Commercial landlords in Australia can now access an innovative new way of financing energy and environmental upgrades of their buildings, with Building Upgrade Finance regulations taking effect today, which make it easier for property owners to upgrade existing commercial buildings to lessen their environmental impact. Learn more.
28 July 2017
Three recently open energy efficient kindergartens in Kazakhstan are backed by an aid fund provided by Switzerland and administered by the World Bank. They form part of a four-year public-private energy efficiency retrofitting project. The kindergartens are in the city of Aktau and provide 1,500 students and staff with improved heating, water supply and lighting. Learn more.
28 July 2017
Proposed legislation in the United States would create a National Green Bank that finances existing and new “green banks” at the state and local levels. Those institutions would follow the funding model first established by the Connecticut Green Bank by merging public funds and private-sector investment for loans to finance clean energy installations at both homes and commercial buildings. Learn more.
27 July 2017
Sustainable Energy for All Highlights Gender Directive in the Economic Community of West African States »
In a recent blog post, Sustainable Energy for All highlighted the Solutions Center’s work with the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). Through its Ask an Expert service, the Solutions Center worked with ECOWAS to create a legal framework for its recently signed policy directive. The directive requires the 15 ECOWAS countries to include gender assessments in evaluating and approving energy infrastructure projects. Learn more.
19 July 2017
India's top builders have pledged to make at least a fifth of their new housing developments sustainable by 2022, as the country looks to tap sectors other than renewable energy to meet its ambitious climate goals. Learn more.
18 July 2017
Economic Community of West African States Adopts Directive on Gender Assessments in Energy Projects »
Energy experts of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) validated and adopted the ECOWAS Directive on Gender Assessments in Energy Projects, during a three-day workshop held from 26 to 28 June 2017 in Accra, Ghana. A groundbreaking achievement for the advancement of women’s human rights in energy development, the Directive aims to ensure that vulnerable and marginalized persons are not excluded as participants in and beneficiaries of energy infrastructure development. Learn more.
18 July 2017
China, the world’s biggest investor in clean energy, is on pace to install record amounts of new solar this year after adding 24 gigawatts of capacity in the first half amid a push by policymakers to locate electricity production near the point where it’s used. Learn more.