Clean Energy Policy News
7 January 2015
The Clean Energy Ministerial’s Super-efficient Equipment and Appliance Deployment (SEAD) Initiative today announced a competition to recognize the most energy-efficient flat-panel televisions around the world. SEAD Global Efficiency Medals will be awarded to the most energy-efficient televisions on the market as well as to new technologies that have the potential to greatly reduce energy use in the future. Learn more.
6 January 2015
Achieving the Three C’s of Measuring and Reporting Energy Efficiency Improvements: Certainty, Credibility, and Consistency »
Because energy savings represent the absence of energy use, directly measuring energy efficiency impacts is impossible. The credibility of the reported data is only as sound as the measurement and verification processes, methodologies, and data that are used. Using the three C’s—certainty, credibility, and consistency—builds confidence in the M&V processes, methodologies, and protocols, and thus in the reported results. Learn more.
2 January 2015
The conventional electric grid is a network of transmission lines, substations, transformers and more that deliver electricity from power plants to homes and industry. However, with increasing global industrialization and population growth, the grid is being stretched, resulting in the increased likelihood of failures during peak load hours. Learn more.
28 December 2014
The Solutions Center has partnered with the International Energy Agency to provide the IEA Policies and Measures databases to Solutions Center users. Learn more.
24 December 2014
With the recent UN climate negotiations in Lima committing all countries to contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, a new IEA publication examines an array of available policy options towards this end, such accelerating the decarbonisation of coal-fired power generation, implementation of emissions trading systems and clean air policies that can contribute to mitigating climate change. Learn more.
22 December 2014
The achievement by Mexico’s Secretariat of Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT) in proposing new heavy-duty vehicle emissions standards, aligned with standards in place in the rest of North America and in the European Union, places Mexico at the forefront of clean vehicle policy in Latin America and other rapidly growing vehicle markets worldwide. Learn more.
17 December 2014
To more effectively tackle energy poverty at the national level and achieve the objectives of the Sustainable Energy For All (SE4ALL) initiative by 2030, the World Bank has announced a global roll-out of the Readiness for Investment in Sustainable Energy (RISE) project. Learn more.
15 December 2014
After becoming the first North American mine to achieve certification to the ISO 50001 energy management system standard, the New Afton Mine in British Columbia anticipates 9 gigawatt-hours of energy savings in 2014, according to the new study. Learn more.
15 December 2014
Solutions Center Report Aims to Provide Basic Understanding of Clean Electricity Access Options and Impacts »
In partnership with international energy access experts, the Solutions Center is preparing a report on policy options for expanding clean electricity access in developing countries. Learn more.
10 December 2014
Solutions Center Side Event: The Next Generation of Renewable Electricity Policy: How Rapid Change Is Breaking Down Conventional Policy Categories »
This event, which focuses on Solutions Center work on emerging policy analysis, will inform participants on rapid changes occurring in the realm of renewable electricity policies. Learn more.