Clean Energy Policy News
16 November 2017
ADFD, IRENA Open New Round of Funding for Renewable Energy Projects in Developing Countries, Invite Applications »
The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) in collaboration with the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) is now welcoming applications for a fourth round of funding to support renewable energy projects in developing countries. The funding round of approximately USD 50 million is part of a USD 350 million (AED 1.285 billion) commitment by ADFD to provide concessional loans to projects endorsed by IRENA over seven funding cycles. Learn more.
8 November 2017
The governments of Sweden, Italy, Canada, as well as the International Energy Agency, are seeking to promote greater participation for women in the clean energy field, an initiative that is receiving a wide backing from other governments and industry. Learn more.
26 October 2017
The India Innovation Lab for Green Finance—a group of investors and government representatives that accelerates green finance instruments to meet India’s green infrastructure goals—has launched two new instruments that could help catalyze millions of dollars for clean energy in India. The new instruments are Solar Investment Trusts and Sustainable Energy Bonds. Learn more.
19 October 2017
Universal Energy Access by 2030 is Now Within Reach Thanks to Growing Political Will and Falling Costs »
New from the International Energy Agency finds that the most cost-effective strategy for providing universal access to electricity and clean-cooking facilities in developing countries is compatible with meeting global climate goals, and prevents millions of premature deaths each year. Learn more.
16 October 2017
Small Island Developing States Signal High Ambition to Address Climate Change and Scale-Up Renewables »
Ministers and senior officials representing 30 countries and organizations from across the world recently met in Malé, Maldives, signaling the determination of small island developing states to strengthen global efforts to address climate change and accelerate renewable energy deployment. Learn more.
16 October 2017
The International Energy Agency kicked-off the IEA for EU4Energy Energy Efficiency Training Week in Tbilisi today bringing 150 participants from 11 countries across Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia. The five-day programme consists of five parallel courses on energy efficiency across demand sectors: buildings; industry; lighting, appliances and equipment; transport; and energy efficiency statistics. Learn more.
13 October 2017
US-India Clean Energy Finance (USICEF) has selected the first class of project developers in Indian distributed solar power to receive grant support for project preparation activities. Learn more.
12 October 2017
The Energy Management Leadership Awards are now accepting entries for 2018. Any organization with an ISO 50001-certified energy management system is invited to participate in this prestigious program from the Clean Energy Ministerial’s Energy Management Working Group. Learn more.
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.