Clean Energy Policy News

14 June 2017
Financing for Phase 3 of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park in Dubai has been completed, marking the latest significant milestone for the Masdar-led consortium, with EDF Group's subsidiary, EDF Energies Nouvelles, which is developing the 800-megawatt (MW) project in partnership with Dubai Electricity and Water Authority. Learn more.
13 June 2017
Apple Inc. has issued a $1 billion green bond to fund renewable energy generation that builds on $1.5 billion worth of bonds the company sold a year ago to further its goal of running 100 per cent of its operations on renewable energy. Learn more.
8 June 2017
Partners shared their newest commitments to the Energy Management Campaign with an international assembly of high-level clean energy leaders attending the 8th Clean Energy Ministerial, which took place June 6–8 in Beijing. The Campaign aims to achieve 50,001 global certifications to ISO 50001, the global energy management system standard by 2020. Learn more.
8 June 2017
The Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) announced the launch of the Advanced Power Plant Flexibility Campaign. The campaign is set up to build momentum and commitment from participants to implement solutions that make power plants more flexible. The campaign covers all forms of dispatchable power plants, particularly coal, gas, hydropower and bioenergy. Learn more.
8 June 2017
Today, key partners in the Clean Energy Ministerial’s Corporate Sourcing of Renewables Campaign highlighted progress and announced major new efforts to help companies increase their use of renewable energy and help power a transition to a clean energy future. Learn more.
8 June 2017
Energy ministers and high-level representatives from 24 countries and the European Commission met in Beijing 6–8 June for the eighth Clean Energy Ministerial meeting to review the latest advances in clean energy technology and discuss how to advance the global clean energy transition. Learn more.
8 June 2017
The Advanced Cooling Challenge has announced it has recruited 26 commitments and $USD 1.4 billion of investments towards developing and deploying energy-efficient air conditioners that use low global warming potential refrigerants. Learn more.
7 June 2017
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is partnering with governments, communities and the private sector to support clean energy projects in the Pacific region by helping install PV systems on five of the Cook Islands to help the government achieve its goal of supplying 100 per cent of inhabited islands with renewable energy by 2020. Learn more.
6 June 2017
In this post, Jantine Zwinkels of Sustainability of Royal HaskoningDHV consider what the rise of renewables means for society and what opportunities and challenges the clean energy transition might bring for those operating and investing in the energy industry. Learn more.
6 June 2017
Thirteen companies have announced new commitments to the Global Lighting Challenge that total nearly six billion LED lighting products. The challenge has now reached 14 billion high efficiency, high quality lighting products committed, surpassing its goal of 10 billion lights. Learn more.