Clean Energy Policy News

24 July 2014
From joint webinars and global renewable energy trends research to cross promotion and Advisory Board membership, the Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN21) has proven to be an active and valuable partner for the Clean Energy Solutions Center. Learn more.
7 July 2014
To encourage policies that support delivery of least-cost electricity generation using both fossil fuel and renewable technologies, Australia’s Bureau of Resources and Energy Economics conducted a renewable energy assessment of China, India, Indonesia, Japan, the Republic of Korea and Australia. Learn more.
20 June 2014
The Clean Energy Solutions Center headlined two sessions at the Asia Clean Energy Forum (ACEF), which was held 16-20 June, 2014, in Manila, Philippines. Learn more.
22 May 2014
A new pilot project will use cool surfaces and other energy-efficient technologies in low-income housing in Jasdan, India, to help cool homes and lower residents’ energy bills. The Cool Roofs and Pavements Working Group is supporting the pilot project in collaboration with the local nonprofit Sustainable Urban Climate Change & Energy Efficiency Development. Learn more.
20 May 2014
A new report by the Clean Energy Ministerial’s Electric Vehicles Initiative shows the substantial impact that electric vehicle deployment would have on India’s oil consumption and carbon dioxide emissions. Assessing and Accelerating Vehicle Deployment in India finds that the benefits of electric vehicles in India are greater than expected when real-world driving conditions are considered. Learn more.
12 May 2014
The Solutions Center and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) have formalized a collaboration that will help accelerate the global deployment of renewable energy. The jointly-led Renewable Energy Policy Advice Network (REPAN) will leverage both organizations’ resources by coordinating a global network of experts and practitioners to help countries design and implement renewable energy policies and programs. Learn more.
15 April 2014
The U.S. Clean Energy Education and Empowerment (C3E) initiative is now accepting nominations for the 2014 C3E Awards, which will honor the achievements of mid-career women working in clean energy. Learn more.
9 April 2014
Kandeh Yumkella, chief executive of SE4ALL, called on the private sector to innovate and invest to help ensure universal access to modern energy services by 2030. Yumkella also announced that the United Nations would convene the first annual Sustainable Energy for All Forum on 4-6 June. Learn more.
7 April 2014
In a pair of studies supported by the Electric Vehicles Initiative and using real-world driving conditions, researchers found that hybrid cars are significantly more fuel-efficient in India and China than they are in the United States. Learn more.
19 March 2014
The World Bank Group’s Energy Practice has launched Live Wire, a series of “concise knowledge note” that are available on the Energy Portal and through the Open Knowledge Repository of the World Bank Group. Each issue of Live Wire—which will to be produced and peer-reviewed by energy experts on a monthly basis—will focus on issues facing front-line energy development practitioners. Learn more.