Clean Energy Policy News
4 October 2017
New solar PV capacity grew by 50% last year, with China accounting for almost half of the global expansion, according to the International Energy Agency’s latest renewables market analysis and forecast. Learn more.
4 October 2017
Tanzania is a regional leader in mini-grid development and a new report from Tanzania Traditional Energy Development Organization and World Resources Institute finds that rapid expansion of mini-grids in Tanzania has been possible because of bold and adaptive energy policies. Learn more.
29 September 2017
Governments of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), have established a strategic partnership to accelerate the region’s transition to low-carbon, sustainable energy and build its climate resilience. Learn more.
26 September 2017
The Global Lighting and Energy Access Partnership (Global LEAP)—a market development initiative of the Clean Energy Ministerial that has been led by the U.S. Department of Energy and supported by a variety of development partners including Power Africa—has announced the Winners and Finalists of the 2016–2017 Global LEAP Awards Television and Fan Competitions. The awards identify and promote the world’s best, most energy-efficient appliances that are designed for use with off-grid solar energy systems. Learn more.
15 September 2017
Governments have agreed to work together to identify and implement measures that will significantly increase the speed of geothermal energy development around the world, following a milestone meeting between public and private leaders in Florence, Italy this week. Learn more.
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.
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.
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.