Clean Energy Policy News
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.
14 March 2014
The Solutions Center recently collaborated with the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs to provide training at the Japan-IRENA Training Program on "Setting Renewable Energy Targets". Learn more.
10 March 2014
A reduction in greenhouse gas emissions to 40% below the 1990 level, an EU-wide binding target for renewable energy of at least 27%, renewed ambitions for energy efficiency policies, a new governance system and a set of new indicators to ensure a competitive and secure energy system. These are the pillars of the new EU framework on climate and energy for 2030 recently presented by the European Commission. Learn more.
5 March 2014
In a briefing prepared for the Clean Energy Solutions Center, Bloomberg New Energy Finance reports that the global clean energy sector finished 2013 near or at parity with conventional fossil sources in more locations than ever. Yet the next wave of market penetration is proving to be uneven, as some national governments reduce their financial support for the sector. Learn more.
28 February 2014
The International Renewable Energy Agency, the Asian Development Bank and the Alliance for Rural Electrification will co-organise the 2nd International Off-grid Renewable Energy Conference and Exhibition in Manila, Philippines, 16-17 June 2014. Learn more.
19 February 2014
Government agencies and companies from the U.A.E., Denmark, Finland, France, and Sweden have outlined cooperation on waste-to-energy and demand-side management in the second meeting of the CEM Global Sustainable Cities Network initiative, convened as part of the 2014 Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week. Learn more.
7 February 2014
The Clean Energy Ministerial's Electric Vehicles Initiative, the International Energy Agency's Hybrid & Electric Vehicle Implementing Agreement, and smart city think-tank Urban Foresight are seeking nominations for a new EV City Casebook, the second volume in a series highlighting leadership and best practices in advancing electric mobility. Learn more.
19 December 2013
Convened by the CEM Combined Heat and Power (CHP) and District Heating and Cooling (DHC) working group under CEM's Global Superior Energy Performance Partnership initiative, a recent joint workshop in Helsinki brought together participants from 11 countries representing governments, industry, international organisations and academia, to explore the role of CHP and DHC in more efficient, sustainable and integrated energy systems. Learn more.
18 December 2013
Clean Energy Solutions Center partner the Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas (ECPA) is working in Otuzco, Peru, to help the community deploy and maintain its own biodigester as well as grow vegetables using a solar-powered water pump. Learn more.