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.
28 May 2014
Large-scale deployment of renewable energy can create jobs, increase incomes, improve trade balances and contribute to industrial development if the right policies and frameworks are in place, according to a new report by the Clean Energy Ministerial’s Multilateral Solar and Wind Working Group. The report, econValue: The Socio-economic Benefits of Solar and Wind Energy, analyses the circumstances under which renewable energy can boost economies and benefit communities by studying the effects of solar and wind energy on the environment, economy and society. 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.
21 May 2014
A national study conducted in Mexico has found that switching to cool roofs could help commercial and residential buildings realize typical energy savings of around 7% and 18%, respectively. The study was conducted as part of a comprehensive “Cool Roofs Action Plan” developed with support from the Clean Energy Ministerial’s Global Superior Energy Performance Partnership and adopted by Mexico’s National Commission on Energy Efficiency. 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.
14 May 2014
The Children's Investment Fund Foundation will provide up to $3.9 million to the 21st Century Power Partnership to create and operate a platform for power sector technical support for the Mexican federal government. This program will help Mexico achieve secure, reliable, and clean electricity as part of its energy reform agenda. Learn more.
13 May 2014
Recognizing the growing urgency of the world’s energy and climate challenges, energy leaders from the world’s largest economies and others gathered in Seoul for the fifth Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM5) to strategize next steps in their efforts to accelerate the deployment of clean and efficient energy. Learn more.
12 May 2014
In an ambitious effort to reduce energy use on a global scale, the Clean Energy Ministerial’s Super-efficient Equipment and Appliance Deployment (SEAD) Initiative announced a competition to recognize the most energy-efficient lighting around the world. SEAD Global Efficiency Medals will be awarded to the most energy-efficient lamps and luminaires on the market as well as to new technologies that push the boundaries of efficient lighting available today. Learn more.