Clean Energy Policy News

27 March 2017
RETScreen is a Clean Energy Management Software system for energy efficiency, renewable energy and cogeneration project feasibility analysis as well as ongoing energy performance analysis. RETScreen Expert’s built-in Virtual Energy Analyzer (VEA) can be the fastest and most inexpensive way to prepare a pre-feasibility study or preliminary energy audit for a facility. Learn more.
20 March 2017
Global energy-related carbon dioxide emissions can be reduced by 70% by 2050 and completely phased-out by 2060 with a net positive economic outlook, according to new findings released today by the International Renewable Energy Agency. Learn more.
13 March 2017
The 3rd Sustainable Energy for All Forum, a landmark gathering celebrating the global sustainable energy movement, will take place in New York City from 3–5 April 2017. The event, hosted by Sustainable Energy for All (SEforAll), will bring together more than 1,000 high-level representatives from government, business, civil society and international organizations. Learn more.
9 March 2017
Celebrating International Women’s Day takes many different forms, in many different countries and in many different sectors around the world. In West Africa, and in the energy sector, International Women’s Day provides an opportunity to recognize cutting edge work addressing women’s energy poverty. In West Africa, ‘ensuring universal energy access by 2030’ is proving to be more than just a political proclamation; African countries are fast-tracking their energy access goals by putting women’s interests at the center of policy solutions. Learn more.
10 February 2017
A new report—Next Generation Wind and Solar Power: From Cost to Value—explores the dramatic expansion of variable renewable energy, the challenges this presents to power system operators and regulators, and possible solutions, including policies to maximize the system value of electricity from wind and solar power. Learn more.
3 February 2017
The U.S. Clean Energy Education and Empowerment (C3E) initiative of the Clean Energy Ministerial is now accepting nominations for the Sixth Annual C3E Awards, which recognize the outstanding leadership and accomplishments of mid-career women working in clean energy throughout the United States. Learn more.
30 January 2017
Recognizing the importance of taking a crosscutting approach to bioenergy strategies that rely on sustainable biomass use, the International Energy Agency (IEA) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) have jointly prepared a How2Guide for Bioenergy. The guide is designed to provide policymakers with the methodology and tools required to successfully plan and implement a roadmap for bioenergy at the national or regional level. Learn more.
15 January 2017
Falling costs, driven by innovation in technology and policy, are spurring renewable energy deployment and with it many socioeconomic benefits, according to the new report released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). REthinking Energy, now in its third edition, was released today at IRENA’s seventh assembly, the agency’s ultimate decision-making authority. Learn more.
14 January 2017
Four renewable energy projects in developing countries in the Pacific and Africa have been identified by the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) to receive USD 44.5 million in funding. The funding will support a diverse set of projects, including a hybrid micro-grid project employing solar PV and advanced lithium-ion batteries, a hydropower project, integrated wind and solar, and a combination project consisting of micro-grid and solar home kits. Learn more.
10 January 2017
Government officials from more than 150 countries—including 75 ministers and leaders from international organizations, the private sector and civil society—are gathering this week for the Seventh Assembly of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Learn more.